Meet the Community Resource Coordinator (CRC) at APL

What is the CRC?

The Anchorage Public Library Community Resource Coordinator (CRC) is a grant-funded pilot project that provides outreach, information and assistance services for all patrons at the Loussac and Mountain View libraries, especially those experiencing vulnerabilities. A collaboration between the Anchorage Health Department and the Anchorage Public Library, the project began in September 2018 and will run through December 2020.

The CRC connects library patrons with available community resources through direct outreach and innovative programs, community events, and collaborations with community partners. The CRC is supported by the UAA School of Social Work and coordinates with the Municipality of Anchorage Mobile Intervention Team (MIT) and the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness. The CRC also works with Library staff and security to identify and engage with vulnerable library patrons.

Who is the CRC and Their Team?

Rebecca Barker, MSW, Community resource Coordinator, (907) 343-2911 or rebeca.barker@anchorageak.gov

Jessica Calderon, BSW, Master of Social Work Student Intern, (907) 343-2960 or Jessica.calderon@anchorageak.gov

How Can They Help?

Talk to them about how to find:

  • Counseling
  • Food Pantries
  • Treatment
  • Family Services
  • Clothing
  • Job Training
  • Mental Health Services
  • Public Assistance
  • Housing*

*Join us for Housing Lab at Loussac, Mondays 2pm-5pm in the Salmon Room.

When are They Available?

Monday-Wednesday  10am-8pm
Saturday  12-5pm
Sunday    12-5pm

The CRC is located on the 2nd floor of the Loussac Library with site visits at Mountain View and Muldoon Libraries as schedules allow.