(1947–2005) Margaret Gibelman, a native New Yorker, was a cutting-edge scholar of the social work profession, the social service delivery system, and social work education. Gibelman published over 125 articles and eight books which identified the scope of social work practice and the challenges facing the delivery of services. She highlighted the influence of new trends on the profession, social workers, and clients, such as the purchase of social work services. Gibelman examined the professional environment of social workers in relation to volunteerism, advancement, and compensation. Recent work included a study of the glass ceiling in social work that made national news reminding this profession of the nature of sex discrimination. She was extraordinarily generous as mentor and editor to her students and colleagues.
From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Social Work.