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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- 2016 Library Journal Movers & Shakers
- 2017 Library Journal Movers & Shakers
- Will Chan's 2016 Mover & Shaker feature
- Sophie Maier's 2016 Mover & Shaker feature
- Other webinars in the Movers & Shakers series: