Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Libraries and the Homeless

This article by Chip Ward is painful to read. He talks about the homeless people he dealt with at the Salt Lake City public library - and about the issue generally. But it's the stories of individuals and the complexity of dealing with them that really gets you.

I wasn't sure I should post this here. I don't want to discourage anyone from a career in libraries. But this is one of the realities at a lot of libraries, and an issue none of us should ignore.

1 comment:

Emily said...

I've read pieces about libraries and the homeless population before, and you're right -- this article takes things to a whole new level. Still, it is interesting to read these stories. Better we be prepared than surprised.