Reminder--Project Welcome: Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers Summit on Feb. 6January 29, 2017
(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL Past President)
* Extended Registration Deadline & Program Announcement *
Project Welcome: Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers Summit
The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and the American Library Association invite you to the Project Welcome: Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers Summit on February 6, 2017 in Chicago.
– Program –
Join us for an opportunity to learn about and contribute to the development of national recommendations and an action plan on information resources, services, training, and research needed to support the resettlement and integration of refugees and asylum seekers in the United States.
The meeting will feature presentations and discussions with 15 Thought Leaders from national and international libraries, international and national governmental agencies, and national resettlement and social services. Posters, presented by researchers, librarians, and program administrators, will explore best practices and research, including the information needs of refugees and asylum seekers, as well as the library services needed to support and empower them in their resettlement and integration process.
For more information on the program and speakers, visit:
– Registration –
The deadline for registration is 27 January 2017. Registration is $200 USD, which includes light breakfast, breaks, and lunch. To register, visit:
Limited space is available for posters. Please read the extended call at:
– More Information –
For more information on the Summit and Project Welcome, a one-year IMLS-funded (LG-82-16-0059-16) planning grant (May 2016 – April 2017),
Project Coordinators: Clara M. Chu and Susan Schnuer, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs Project Partners: Michael Dowling and Jody Gray, American Library Association