Tuesday, February 27, 2018

IRRT- Chair's Webinar: Advocacy resources to serve immigrants and refugees

Advocacy resources to serve immigrants and refugees

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 

1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time (New York), 12:00-1:00 p.m. Central Time (Chicago)

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Join us in this free webinar and learn about advocacy resources library workers can use to help advocate for library services for immigrants and refugees. Our speakers will share information and examples useful to advocate at federal, national, regional, state, and city level. Library and information workers are providing programs and services that build community while enriching and saving lives of immigrants and refugees. At the American Library Associations' International Relations Round Table, we want to be part of these efforts.

Kathi Kromer, Associate Executive Director of the Washington Office for the American Library Association
As an advocate for libraries and librarians in the Washington community, Kathi leads a team of public policy experts to develop and implement strategies which advance the mission of ALA and increases the visibility of the organization.

Marci Merola, Director of the Office for Library Advocacy for the American Library Association
Merola has been the Director of ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy since its formation in 2007, providing advocacy resources, tools and support to librarians, staff and advocates at the state and local levels, speaking nationally and internationally on library advocacy, as well as working to integrate advocacy efforts throughout the association.

Dora Ho, President of the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)
Ho is a young adult librarian/program specialist at the Los Angeles Public Library. She is a member of the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) as well as the California Library Association and the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA).

Nicanor Diaz, Immigrant Services Manager at the Denver Public Library
Nicanor Diaz did a 6 month practicum at the Argentinean National Library in Buenos Aires. He manages four branches in northwest Denver, including the Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales branch. As a member of ALA, Diaz participates in the newly created group, Serving Refugees, Immigrants, and Displaced Persons Committee, which is part of the Office of Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services.

Find more information, including full speaker biographies, on the IRRT website.

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