Sunday, April 29, 2018

IRRT Pre-conference at ALA Annual 2018

"Librarians and libraries play an important role in serving and advocating for immigrant and refugee populations. The American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Round Table (IRRT) invites you to their pre-conference workshop:

Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses: How libraries are serving immigrant and refugee populations.

This workshop will focus on practical and real-life examples of services and outreach to immigrants and refugees. Librarians who have successfully implemented programs and services to this targeted population in the USA and internationally will share their experiences and advice. Pre-conference workshop attendees will be able to leave with concrete ideas of programs to implement at their home institutions including, for example, how to reach out to immigrants and refugees, how to develop programs featuring social, economic, health, literacy, and technology areas, and how to work out with decision makers to secure support for these programs.

We hope you will join us for this great pre-conference. Presentations include:
  • America’s Invisible Refugees: Incarcerated Unaccompanied Children from Central America by Oralia Garza de Cortes
  • ¿Cómo lo hago?: Demystifying Selection of Spanish Language Materials by Adan Griego, Sonia Bautista, Madeline Peña
  • I’m just afraid about this little one: The Information Needs and Lived Experiences of Resettled Refugees from the Central African Republic Living in the United States and Their Implications for Family Health and Well-Being by Natalia Taylor Bowdoin
  • Library Services to Immigrants and Refugees by Adriana Blancarte-Hayward, Eva Raison, Helen V. Chou, Madeleine Ildefonso, Nicanor Diaz
  • Refugees as colleagues in Bremen Public Library (Germany) by Britta Schmedemann
  • Sustainability as a Challenge – Experts Called by Anne Barckow
  • Virtual Language Classroom for Refugees by Silke Taubert-Vikuk

Register at for this workshop on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 8am-1pm.

Registration includes lunch.

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