News Report: “Why Toronto Libraries are a Hot Spot for the Homeless”
From the CBC:
Moe Hosseini-Ara, the Toronto Public Library’s director of branch operations and customer experience, knows a lot of library branches in the downtown core are used by the homeless population.
“I do feel that the prevalence and the numbers have increased,” Hosseini-Ara said. “We’re there for the entire community.”
Hosseini-Ara says library services partners with Toronto’s public health and social services to “work with them to see what we can do as a part of the organizations in the community that can assist.”
The branches are also seasonally designated as warming and cooling areas in the city.
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.