MAY 11

Beyond the Welcome Sign: Tailoring Immigrant Services for Success

In this webinar, learn strategies from two LJ Movers & Shakers who help new immigrants feel welcomed by library and community.

There is much more to supporting immigrants and refugees than hanging out a "welcome" sign at your library. Successful programs and services are specifically tailored to meet the needs of the range of populations who may come through your doors. Hear from Movers & Shakers who work with communities to empower vulnerable and often underserved populations with a sense of belonging and self-reliance. Learn innovative approaches to identifying and celebrating immigrant leaders; how to foster networking between native-born and newcomer populations and between immigrant groups of varying national origins; how to highlight immigrant-positive narratives; and more. You'll be sure to find practical ideas among the multi-pronged strategies that these librarians have used to ensure that new immigrants really do feel welcomed by the library and the community.

This webinar is part of a series highlighting the work of recent LJ Movers & Shakers and is hosted in collaboration with Library Journal.

Presented by: Will Chan, Economic Programs Manager, City and County of Denver, (recent Program Administrator, New Americans Project, Denver Public Library), and 2016 Mover & Shaker; and Sophie Maier, Immigrant Services Librarian, Louisville Free Public Library, and 2017 Mover & Shaker.

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Date

11 May 2017

Time

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

Venue

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Webinar presenter Will Chan
(Photo: Shawn G. Henry)


Webinar presenter Sophie Maier
(Photo: Hunter Wilson, Kertis Creative)