JUL 17

Laying Out the Welcome Mat: Asset Mapping to Better Serve the Immigrant Community

In this webinar, presented in collaboration with TechSoup for Libraries, learn how Halifax Public Libraries uses asset mapping to identify immigrant community needs and develop responsive programs and services.

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As of 2016, more than 43 million immigrants were living in the US, and that number is growing. Immigration can breathe new life into the local economy as young workers replace retiring baby boomers, open new businesses, and become active consumers. Libraries can ease immigrants’ transition into the community by acting as a resource hub. Asset mapping encourages libraries to go out into their communities and uncover and assess the resources available to immigrants. The information they gather gives the insight libraries need to develop programming to serve these patrons and help them thrive. This webinar will discuss how asset mapping can facilitate community entry for immigrants by helping libraries better understand the needs of this population and address those needs through service and program development.   

Presenters from Halifax Public Libraries:

  • Heather MacKenzie, Manager, Diversity Services
  • Amanda Fullerton, Manager, Eastern Shore & Musquodoboit Valley Library Service
  • Kenneth Williment, Branch Manager, Sackville Public Library and Acting Manager, Tantallon and Hubbards

This webinar is hosted in collaboration with TechSoup for Libraries.

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17 July 2018


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



Webinar presenter Heather MacKenzie

Webinar presenter Amanda Fullerton

Webinar presenter Kenneth Williment