What role should public libraries play in addressing food insecurity? In what ways can public libraries address food insecurity in their communities? The focus of this webinar is a recent study conducted in Illinois that helps answer the above questions. Webinar participants will discover how public library staff perceive the role of the library in addressing food insecurity during COVID-19. In addition, an abundance of examples will be provided on how you can help your library address food insecurity in your community. Webinar participants are encouraged to share their own ideas and examples.

Speaker information:

Miriam Rosen (she/her) has worked in school and public libraries since 2004. She recently earned a Ph.D. in Information Studies from Dominican University in River Forest, IL, with a dissertation that explored food insecurity in public libraries in Illinois during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently she works as a school librarian at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, IL. She is passionate about public libraries and their ever-changing role in serving community needs.