Library Services for Immigrants and New Americans: Celebration and Integration (Paperback)

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Library Services for Immigrants and New Americans: Celebration and Integration (Paperback)

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Wondering what your library can do for your community's immigrant population? This book is replete with resources, tips, and suggestions providing valuable guidance to librarians who want to better serve this still-growing part of America's population.

This up-to-date guide to developing and implementing a wide variety of services to immigrants and new Americans focuses on the practical steps of creating and promoting programs. Illustrated by success stories in libraries throughout the country, the book discusses both traditional (ESOL and citizenship classes) and transformative (legal aid and workforce development) programs and services in terms of size, type, and local political climate (e.g., sanctuary cities) at a variety of public libraries as well as in select school libraries.

As changes unfold in regard to how the federal government and local communities view and treat immigrants and new Americans in their midst, this topic deserves a fresh take from the profession. The author meets that need, providing practical ideas that range from creating more accessible websites and improving wayfaring and customer service in order to overcome cultural roadblocks to dealing with backlash in communities as libraries extend outreach and partnership-building goals.
Jennifer Koerber is a consultant, writer, and trainer working in the intersection of technology, everyday life, and libraries.
Product Details ISBN: 9781440858772
ISBN-10: 1440858772
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: May 29th, 2018
Pages: 198
Language: English