Opioids in Communities: Libraries in Response

Sam Quinones and Dr. Meghan Harper will discuss ways libraries can make changes in students lives.

Children and young adults are among the most vulnerable victims of the current opioid crisis. Circumstances well beyond their control impact their lives in huge ways.  And the key to recovery of any kind is hope—hope for something better, hope for lasting change.  However, as communities and families struggle, hope can be hard to come by.  Sometimes you need to borrow it, and the library can be a place to find it. 


Attendees to any of the Opioids in Communities—Libraries in Response events will have the chance to hear a presentation from Dr. Meghan Harper (Kent State University, School of Information) called Libraries Lending Hope.  Dr. Harper will discuss the ways in which libraries can make small changes that can have a big impact for individuals dealing with addiction in their lives--by understanding holistic approaches to treatment, by providing non-judgmental/non-evaluative service, and by including an ethic of care in all they do. 


Don’t miss your chance to be part of this important conversation.  Plan to join us at the one of the events taking place around the state from Aug. 6th through Aug. 9th.  Head to https://www.ohionet.org/librariesinresponse for more information and registration options.  The cost to attend any of these events is only $45 and includes a light breakfast and a buffet lunch. #LibrariesRespond


These events are made possible thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), awarded by the State Library of Ohio.

POSTED: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 03:13 PM
Updated: Thursday, March 30, 2023 04:52 AM