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All libraries in the Athens Regional Library System will be closed Monday, December 24, through Wednesday, December 26, for the holidays. Regular hours resume on Thursday, December 27.

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Athens-Clarke County Library receives Library Community Catalyst Grant

Library partners with UGA School of Social Work to become trauma-informed library

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(L-R) Zoe Johnson, director of Field Education at UGA School of Social Work; Anna Scheyett, dean and professor at UGA School of Social Work; Valerie Bell, executive director of Athens Regional Library System; Jennifer Elkins, associate professor of Social Work at UGA School of Social Work. Not pictured: Donna Brumby, assistant director for Organizational Development at Athens Regional Library System.

The Athens-Clarke County Library has just received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to partner with the University of Georgia School of Social Work to become a trauma-informed library.

The Library Community Catalyst Grant is part of the IMLS’s National Leadership Grant program. IMLS has awarded the library $150,000 through the grant – one of only 12 awarded nationwide this year out of 51 applications.

The library and university will establish a program to place social work student interns at the library to identify specific needs of at-risk community members, and to share information about social services while advocating for those who have difficulties accessing services. The internships are set to begin in October.

Read more: Athens-Clarke County Library receives Library Community Catalyst Grant

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