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Connecting Compassion with Service: Opening Doors for a Neglected Population in the Academic Library

Authors: 
Wood, N.,
Reid, T.,
Harris, J.
Year Published: 2019
Type: 
Journal Article
Journal Name: 
Tennessee Libraries
Volume: 69

Issue: 2
Abstract: 

This journal article recounts the efforts of faculty and library staff at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee to address the needs of students experiencing housing and food insecurity. They compiled information about campus and community resources via a LibGuide and trained colleagues about the guide and best practices for helping this student population. In addition, they now offer hygiene kits for students, serve as a depot for farmers market surplus, and manage a permanent food pantry. They have also screened the film Paper Tigers to raise awareness during Homelessness Awareness Week. (author abstract modified)

Availability: 
Available for free download at https://www.tnla.org/page/69_2_Wood