Free IFLA/ALA Webinar "Library Services to Immigrants and Refugees"


31 March 2016




IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section (CPDWL) and the New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) have partnered with the American Library Association (ALA) to present a one-hour webinar about library services to immigrants and refugees including models and best practices from different regions of the world.

We believe in libraries serving all the groups in our communities. Therefore, we are glad to collaborate with various library groups to share the most current best practices and models to serve immigrants and refugees. IFLA's Public Library Section has developed an impressive compilation of services from different regions of the world and a recent campaign about services to refugees. EBLIDA in Europe has developed a strong campaign to promote services to these populations. IFLA's Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section has produced detailed guidelines and a toolkit about the topic.

This is a super team and we are so happy to be able to produce an online resource that will be recorded for colleagues to revisit and listen anywhere at any time. A summary of the online event including links to resources presented during the webinar will be shared later in the Spring.

Join us and hear our speakers:

  • Jan Richards, Secretary/Information Coordinator, IFLA Public Libraries Section, and Manager of Central West Libraries, Australia
  • Jukka Relander, President of EBLIDA, and President of the Finnish Library Association
  • Jack Hang-tat Leong, Chair, IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section, and Director of University of Toronto Libraries, Canada

Event moderated by Loida Garcia-Febo, Webinar Series Coordinator, IFLA Governing Board Member, ALA Executive Board Member. Garcia-Febo will share early findings of her research about public libraries serving refugees in the U.S.A.

Date: March 31, 2016

Time: 3:00pm Central time (Chicago) / 4:00pm NYC / 10:00pm Helsinki / 7:00am Sydney

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Webinar recording:

Webinar, New Professionals, Immigrants, Minority groups, Multicultural populations, Refugees, immigrants, Library Services, Public Libraries

Last update: 29 November 2016