Severson National Information Center
The Severson National Information Center is a library and knowledge source for members of the Alliance for Children and Families. Since it was established in 1986, it has been a highly utilized signature service of membership in the Alliance.
Who We Help
Use of the Severson Center is an Alliance membership benefit. All staff at Alliance member organizations may utilize the Severson Center free-of-charge.
The Severson Center also has the capacity to meet the needs of media, business, government, and nonmember social service organizations that are concerned with issues related to any facet of the nonprofit human services sector. Fees will apply for nonmembers.
How We Help
The Severson Center is staffed by highly qualified and experienced information specialists. These librarians regularly help Alliance members improve and streamline their organizational capacity and performance by connecting their staff to the latest resources, information, and publications in the nonprofit child- and family-serving field.
Severson Center librarians regularly assist with:
- Accreditation-related questions
- Finding sample policies used by other nonprofit human service organizations
- Funding research assistance
- Forming connections to other Alliance members that operate specific programs of interest or that have a certain areas of expertise
By quickly and accurately connecting Alliance members to the timely information they need, the Severson Center saves Alliance members time and money, helps them stay on top of current news and trends, and provides decision-making support.
How to Access the Library
The Severson Center’s library includes more than 100 journals about families, children, nonprofits, and human services; 3,000 books; and thousands of sample policy and procedure documents.
For questions or more information, contact the Severson Center.