Reducing Homelessness through Library Engagement

October 17, 2012 at 12:38 pm Leave a comment

Reducing Homelessness through Library Engagement

Extending Our Reach: Reducing Homelessness through Library Engagement,” the latest toolkit from the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) is now available as a free print or digital edition.
Developed by the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) and the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, “Extending Our Reach” offers tips, tools, resources, model programs, best practices and much more to assist librarians and library staffers in creating meaningful library services for people who are experiencing homelessness.
OLOS provides a series of outreach advocacy toolkits, including
  • “Literacy for All: “The Guide to Building Support for Your Tribal Library,”
  • “How to Serve the World @ your library: Serving Non-English Speakers in U.S. Public Libraries,”
  •  “The Small but Powerful Guide to Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library”
  •  “Keys to Engaging Older Adults @ your library.”
All OLOS outreach toolkits are developed by experts from the field and contain proven strategies and resources for librarians to enhance library services in their communities. The toolkit is available as an eight-page print edition for free (up to 20 copies), an easily-navigable Web edition or as a downloadable PDF file.
For more information on “Extending Our Reach,” and other OLOS toolkits, including ordering instructions, please visit

Entry filed under: American Library Association, community information, homelessness, poor people, social exclusion.

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