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OCLC Will Develop Resources to Help Libraries Facing the Opioid Epidemic

OCLC received National Leadership Grant funding from IMLS to create “a set of free online resources that staff at public libraries can use to determine how their library can address opioid use disorder in their local communities.” These resources—launching in September 2021—include strategies, tools, and content that will guide libraries, especially rural ones, as they decide how they can help meet community needs. Libraries can use them to assess their staff for its strengths and capacity, identify local partners for collaboration, and plan and implement an initiative that can help end the opioid crisis.

“While our primary focus has been on the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic continues to devastate families, neighbors, and entire communities,” says Skip Prichard, OCLC’s president and CEO. “The resources created by this project are intended to help individual libraries determine the best course of action to help those in need.”

For more information, read the press release.

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