A recent editorial from Chip Ward, the former assistant director of the Salt Lake City Public Library, confronts the issue of homelessness in public libraries. He was also interviewed on Talk of the Nation.
This L.A. Times editorial confronts the multi-layered aspect of public libraries serving the homeless population -- library policies, equal access to information for all, substance abuse, lack of housing, mental illness, autonomy, and lack of appropriate social services.
If I was teaching a class on Libraries and the Law, Library Management, or Urban Librarianship, this editorial would definitely be on the syllabus!
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