Friday, January 28, 2011

OUT OF THE STACKS AND INTO THE COMMUNITY:THE LIBRARY’S APPROACH TO NEWCOMERS

Jan 31 - Feb 4, 2011.

Welcome to the University of Alberta International Week 2011—five full days of events to spark thought and stir discussion on current global issues.
This year’s theme—World on the Move: Unpacking Migration—examines the global challenges that cause the migration of communities, from human rights struggles and climate change, to economic uncertainty and poverty.

Events will also investigate the social, political and environmental challenges that result from the migration of communities.
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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Tory Lecture Theatre 1
OUT OF THE STACKS AND INTO THE COMMUNITY:THE LIBRARY’S APPROACH
TO NEWCOMERS


Angelica Tarnowski and Kristen Rumohr,Millwoods Branch, Edmonton Public Library; Dr. Toni Samek, School of Library and
Information Studies (SLIS) Community-led philosophy is a recent
phenomenon that has come to the Edmonton Public Library; but what is it, really? Librarians from EPL will discuss their responsibilities in ensuring that the library is a welcoming and relevant place for newcomers and members of the multicultural community, and how they look for ways to connect with newcomer
youth to meet their library needs. Dr. Toni Samek will also deliver a talk about migration and library issues in the United
States, written by Kathleen de la Pena McCook, distinguished university professor at the University of Southern Florida and
immigration rights advocate.

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