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Belle and George Strell Executive Leadership Fellows Program, 2019-2020: Welcome Strell Fellows

Strell Fellows Program

Social work leaders bring great value to human service organizations. Silberman’s Belle and George Strell Executive Leadership Fellows Program is designed to create a pipeline of MSW leaders to fill future CEO positions. 

Representatives from the agencies listed below comprise the 2019-2020 Strell Fellows.

The Bridge

Fresh Air Fund


Little Flower Children & Family Services

Lower Eastside Service Center

Safe Space NYC

Delgracia Corp

Goddard Riverside Community Center

Hunter College Libraries

The Hunter College Libraries:

  • Cooperman Library, Main Campus
  • Social Work and Urban Public Health Library, Silberman Building
  • Health Professions Library, Brookdale Campus
  • Zabar Art Library, Main Campus

Social Work & Urban Public Health Library

Located on the main floor of the Silberman Building, The Social Work & Urban Public Health Library (SWPHL) maintains a dynamic, comprehensive collection serving the academic and research needs of the Silberman School of Social Work as well as Hunter’s Community Health Education and Nutrition programs.

The Strell Fellows are welcome in our library!  When you are onsite, you may access our print and electronic resources including 55,000 print book, 250,000 full-text electronic books, 300 electronic databases, and 100,000 electronic journals.

Strell Fellows receive a Hunter NetID valid through the May 2020 providing you with remote access to the electronic subscription resources of the Hunter College Libraries.

Our faculty librarians are available to assist you not only with questions on using our resources but also for your information and research needs.

Please feel free to contact John Pell, Instructional Librarian:, 212-396-7660.

New York City Libraries

The library systems of New York City offer a spectacular range of resource including remote access to many databases, digital collections, eBooks, and other electronic resources.

Information Literacy and Social Work Practice

"Information literacy refers to a way of thinking that shapes one’s relationship with the information universe across all aspects of one’s life.  Technologies evolve, disciplines advance, and resources change.  And an information literate social worker possesses the capacity to traverse this churn, identify the need for information, discover and evaluate the resources available, and integrate new knowledge into practice. 

"Information literacy is essential to life-long learning, a value central to the ethical practice of social work.  Information literacy and social work intersect in myriad ways across all methodologies and fields of practice including engagement with evidence-based practice models; treatment planning and case management; development and assessment of services and programs; organizational management and leadership; grant writing; community organizing; global social work; and, of course, research."

Bausman, M. & Ward, S. L. (2016). The Social Work Librarian and Information Literacy Instruction: A Report on a National Survey in the United States. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 35(3), 109-122.