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Reaching Out: Creating Meaningful Library Services for Patrons Experiencing Homelessness

  • With Amelia Shelley, Elissa Hardy, Dana Scott. and Jacqueline Murphy
  • When 04/21/2015 | 12:30p - 1:30p, Mountain Time
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Libraries across the state are developing services, policies, and procedures to ensure individuals, families and unaccompanied youth who are experiencing homelessness in their communities have access the information and services they need to stay connected.

Please join us for this interactive session on library partnerships and services for the patrons experiencing homelessness. Come prepared to engage in a lively discussion, ask your burning questions, and share your experiences!

About Amelia Shelley, Elissa Hardy, Dana Scott. and Jacqueline Murphy

Amelia Shelley, Executive Director, Garfield County Libraries

Elissa Hardy, LCSW, Community Resource Specialist, Denver Public Library

Dana Scott, Colorado Department of Education,  Innovation, Choice and Engagement Division, Dropout Prevention and Student Re-Engagement

Dana Scott is the State Coordinator for the McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth program at the Colorado Department of Education. As State Coordinator, she administers Title X, Part C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. This Act assures educational rights for students in homeless situations with the goal of increasing educational access, school stability and academic success.

Jacqueline Murphy, Senior Consultant for Public Libraries and Community Relations, Colorado State Library, Library Development

Jacqueline provides support for public library leaders including resources for districting, trustee orientation, strategic planning, buildings and community initiatives.