ALA Unit/Subunit: PLA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, of the 64,000 drug overdose deaths estimated in 2016, the sharpest increase occurred among deaths related to fentanyl and synthetic opioids, with over 20,000 overdose deaths. Every community is affected by this epidemic. Libraries are addressing this crisis through education, collaboration, and even first response. A panel of public library workers in various roles will share ideas, resources, and specific actions for libraries supporting their communities in crisis.