New York State: Rochester-area Libraries Increase Understanding of Poverty
From The Daily Messenger:
The Pioneer Library System is partnering with the Rochester Regional Library Council and the Wayne-Finger Lakes School Library System to offer a poverty simulation training for librarians, government workers, and direct service providers.
The Poverty Simulation, facilitated by Coordinated Care Services of Rochester, is an exercise designed to help community leaders increase their understanding of the day-to-day challenges faced by those living in poverty and how current biases, systems, policies, and practices work to create barriers.
“As the hub of the community, libraries are an inclusive and safe place for everyone. We welcome all – no matter an individual’s race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disabilities, age or political belief system. We’re very excited to be able to provide this exciting opportunity to both library staff and our community partners so that we may all continue to improve upon the services and resources we provide to our communities,” states Lauren Moore, Pioneer Library System executive director.
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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.