Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Project Welcome: Libraries and Community Anchors Planning for Resettlement and Integration of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

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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.  At the meeting we will learn from and with US and international librarians, international and national governmental agencies, and domestic resettlement and social services about the information needs of refugees and asylum seekers and the library services needed to support and empower them in their resettlement and integration process.  The information will be used to identify priorities and gaps, develop recommendations and an action plan for library services to refugees and asylum seekers.

You are also invited to participate by presenting a poster.  Please read the call for poster below.

For more information on the Summit and  Project Welcome, a one-year IMLS-funded planning grant (May 2016 – April 2017), see

Call for Posters

Are you delivering innovative and successful library-based programs or services for refugees and asylum seekers?  Have you conducted research on the library and information needs of refugees and asylum seekers?

You are invited to submit a poster proposal to present and share your best practices or research with attendees at the Project Welcome: Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers Summit, February 6, 2016.  All poster presenters need to register for the Summit.

Proposal Submissions
Please complete the online application form by the December 14, 2016 deadline.

Project Coordinators: Clara M. Chu and Susan Schnuer, Mortenson Center for International Library Program
Project Partners: Michael Dowling and Jody Gray, American Library Association

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