For Sunny Branick, librarianship wasn’t on his radar until he started working at the Dr. James Carlson Library and learned about everything libraries do for their community.
Branick and his team synthesize their shared knowledge to create diverse services to meet the community’s needs.
“Library workers often serve as ad hoc social workers until they can connect patrons with those more qualified to navigate their unique circumstances– whether it be health, housing, or domestic abuse,” says Branick.
Currently, Branick and his team are working closely with Growing Together and the Fargo Parks District to install a pollinator garden and an education garden to expand their programming capabilities and give outside presenters more space and opportunities to educate the public.
Hunter Hubrig has been a part of the Fargo Cass Public Health (FCPH) team for the past seven years. “I knew Fargo was welcoming and I relished the opportunity to work somewhere I could see my efforts help people,” says Hubrig.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Hubrig was tasked with ensuring the City is prepared for any emergency imaginable from large-scale fires to train derailments.
This past year has been unlike any of Hubrig’s previous with FCPH. Personal Protective Equipment fitting and other pandemic-centric activities have become a major aspect of Hubrig’s role. One of the greatest challenges the entire FCPH team has handled is the unique and unpredictable nature of COVID and the rollout of vaccines.
Hubrig has also worked diligently to reduce barriers and help people get vaccinated. Considerable effort has gone into community outreach to ensure those who are hard toreach are still informed and able to access vaccines and other resources.
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