Elissa Hardy, LCSW is the Community Resource Manager at the Denver Public Library in Colorado. This department consists of three other social workers and four 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. Elissa is also an adjunct instructor at the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. She teaches courses on policy analysis; power, privilege and oppression; and the intersections of mental health, substance use, and trauma.