Event box

The Connected Library: Vetting and Partnering with Social Service Providers


As we have witnessed the social, financial, and mental health challenges of our patrons escalate during the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries must connect and build relationships with local providers focused on these needs so that we may serve our communities as effectively as possible. This session will explore why it is imperative that libraries connect with social service providers in their communities, how to cultivate these connections, and tips to make sure the agencies you work with are effective, ethical partners.

This webinar will be recorded.


Patrick Lloyd, LMSW was the first public library social worker in Texas. He currently works as Community Resilience Consultant for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Patrick is an adjunct professor at the University of Texas Steve Hicks School of Social Work and a former co-chair of the PLA Social Worker Task Force. Patrick has presented at ALA, PLA, and the Texas Chapter - National Association of Social Workers annual conferences and for information professionals around the country. He lives in Georgetown, TX with a grumpy beagle.


This webinar will take place virtually using Zoom. Instructions for joining will be emailed to those who are registered prior to the meeting. 




If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to participate, please contact the organizer at least two weeks prior to the event.

Questions about the event?

Please contact the Inclusive Services Consulant Caroline Smith

Related LibGuide: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in Libraries by J. Caroline Smith

Thursday, August 11, 2022
2:00PM - 3:30PM
Continuing Education
Registration has closed.