Opioids in Communities: Libraries in Response was an event held on August 8, 2018. In partnership with the State Library of Ohio and OhioNET, NORWELD sponsored the event. It featured keynote speaker Sam Quinones, author of DREAMLAND: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, as well as practical, local perspectives on library responses. Including speakers from a variety of library perspectives—public, academic, and K-12—this event continues the conversation begun at OLC’s recent symposium on the same topic.
The inaugural Change the Story: BGSU Opioid Teach-In Steering Committee was held on September 25, 2018. The day-long event focused on the topic of opioids. Activities and events were offered from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to educate, increase awareness, and prompt active discussions in seeking solutions related to opioids and their damaging effects on individuals, families, and communities. Listed below are links from the resource fair at the Opioid Teach-In.