Literacy Focus: Welcoming Places, Safe Spaces

Reaching Forward Committee

January 17, 2023
Kristin Pekoll

ILA member Rosie Camargo, Reaching Forward Forum Manager-Elect, spoke to Publisher's Weekly about the importance of libraries being welcoming and safe spaces.

"Camargo is also a speaker and trainer of teachers/librarians across the country, encouraging authentic multicultural teaching and learning—and creating welcoming places. “It can be scary when you come to a new country, and you have all of these aspirations, but you don’t know where to go. I let them know that the library is the place,” Camargo said. “Just like my mother taught me.”

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