ALA Unit/Subunit: PLA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Libraries from four major metropolitan hubs for immigrants and refugees will discuss their strategies, working spaces and programs in their respective systems. The success of the programs and activities are rooted in sensitive, responsive and flexible approaches which build on community trust, feature community-based organizations and reflect community aspirations.
Our library systems are providing direct access to naturalization and administrative relief services as well as activities around financial literacy, language access and collections, health services and rights, cultural awareness, civic rights and engagement and educational opportunity in a rapidly changing and charged political landscape. We welcome folks new to this work, from towns large and small, as well as experienced professionals with established immigrant services programs.
Meet colleagues interested in serving immigrants, discover different approaches, and learn about how you can start small and provide meaningful support or go big by bringing the ideas, successes, and lessons learned, from large urban systems into your library--we are here to help and are creating an information sharing network.