Supporting the Whole Person with Student Basic Needs Services
Free Online Presentation
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
1:00-2:00 PM (Central)
Presented via Zoom
College students across the country are struggling to meet their basic needs while attending school, including facing housing, food, and fiscal insecurities. These insecurities are incurred disproportionately by traditionally underrepresented groups, such as first-generation college students, Black and Indigenous people, single parents, people with disabilities, nonbinary and trans identifying individuals, and former foster youth. As information experts, library workers can play a critical role in connecting students to basic needs services on campus and in the community. Come join a librarian and a student program coordinator to discuss student basic needs services offered at a public university and how the library and library workers can partner in these crucial efforts.
This free presentation is sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee.
Lana Mariko Wood (she/they) is the Health Sciences and Scholarly Communications Librarian at California State University, East Bay. Lana is a founding Advisory Board member of Pioneers for H.O.P.E., which is a cross-campus group that addresses basic needs.
Darice Ingram is the Pioneers for H.O.P.E. Coordinator at California State University, East Bay.
If you can’t make this session but wish to view a recording later, please register so that you’ll receive an email that includes a link to the video of the presentation.
Please direct questions and concerns to Laura Gariepy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sam Harlow (email@example.com), co-chairs of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee. A full list of the committee’s past and future programs are available here.