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Sara Zettervall

Whole Person Librarianship
Sara Zettervall is the Community Embedded Librarian for Hennepin County Library at the Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center, a collaboration of library, city, county, college, and nonprofit partners in Minneapolis. Alongside the HCL Somali Community Liaison, she supports the education and career readiness of young people of primarily East African backgrounds, many of whom are immigrants and refugees. She is the founding consultant and trainer at Whole Person Librarianship, where she instructs library staff across the nation and the world on applying social work concepts to improve library service, and the co-author of Whole Person Librarianship: A Social Work Approach to Patron Services.