It Takes a Village – How Public Libraries Collaborate with Community Agencies to Serve People Who Are Homeless in the United States

BOLT, Nancy (2015) It Takes a Village – How Public Libraries Collaborate with Community Agencies to Serve People Who Are Homeless in the United States. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2015 - Cape Town, South Africa in Session 100 - Library Service for People with Special Needs with Public Libraries.

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Abstract

It Takes a Village – How Public Libraries Collaborate with Community Agencies to Serve People Who Are Homeless in the United States

This paper will cover the following: the status of homelessness in the United States; why people become homeless; how people experience homelessness; and the role of libraries in serving people who are homeless. At the conclusion of the article, there is a bibliography on recent articles on public library service to people who are homeless in the United States.

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