Hennepin County Library Staff
Sara Zettervall, MLIS, MFA, is the community-embedded librarian with Hennepin County Library at Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center in Minneapolis, MN. There, she’s paired with Somali community liaison Abshir Omar to serve East African youth in a collaborative space. Learn more about CROC at http://www.cedarriversidepartnership.org/opportunity-center. Sara also co-authored the first book on library-social work collaboration, Whole Person Librarianship. Learn more on her site, www.wholepersonlibrarianship.com.
Abshir Omar is the Somali community liaison with Hennepin County Library at Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center in Minneapolis, MN. He’s paired with librarian Sara Zettervall to provide services to East African youth in a collaborative space with city, county, and nonprofit partners.
Karina Kelton is the Latino/a community liaison for Hennepin County Library. Along with community embedded librarian Mary Dubbs, she serves Spanish-speaking patrons in Bloomington, MN, a suburb of Minneapolis. Karina and Mary are based at Oxboro Library while completing much of their work in various community settings.