Community Resource Manager
Denver Public Library
Elissa Hardy, LCSW is the Community Resource Manager at the Denver Public Library in Colorado. This department consists of three other social workers and six peer navigators. The team supports and builds relationships with customers experiencing life challenges and assists them in navigating community resources to achieve their goals and improve quality of life; provides training for library staff; and engages the community in solutions in addressing social injustice. Elissa is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work, and teaches courses on policy and trauma.