Taking action: best practices to support libraries and library workers facing laws limiting access to information and library services to immigrants
REFORMA, the ALA Washington Office and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy are partnering to present a webinar to support library workers facing various laws and regulations passed or being considered in various states and counties around the nation limiting library services and access to information for immigrants. The content of the webinar includes examples from REFORMA members who have dealt with these types of situations, action taken and recommendations based on their experience. REFORMA will share resources to help librarians to advocate for services for immigrants and multi-ethnic populations. The ALA Washington Office will share points about how to effectively communicate with elected officials and government agencies. The ALA Office for Library Advocacy will present successful examples from libraries in the USA, grassroots efforts, strategies and recommendations.
Speakers: Emily Sheketoff, Executive Director of the Washington of the American Library Association; Patricia Montiel Overall, Associate Professor at the School of Information Resources and Library Sciences and Affiliated Professor at the Mexican American Studies Department of the University of Arizona; Marci Merola, Director of the ALA Office for Library Advocacy and Loida Garcia-Febo, Chair, REFORMA Legislative Committee.