135: Ryan Dowd

At the 2018 ALA Annual Conference, Steve chats with Ryan Dowd, author of The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness, about how to use empathy-driven enforcement with individuals experiencing homelessness and working with Emilio Estevez to promote the new film The Public.

Read the transcript.

2. Ryan on Bed

Ryan Dowd began volunteering at his local homeless shelter when he was 13 years old.  He joined the staff in college and became Executive Director immediately after law school.  In the last few years he has shared his experiences with libraries through the ALA book, “The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness” and by providing trainings for libraries across the country.  Ryan is ecstatically married with two children.  His favorite book is Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac.

3 thoughts on “135: Ryan Dowd

  1. I loved this interview – it was a great introduction to casual register communication for me. Thank you for this interview its a good introduction to the ways society discriminates against the homeless.

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