American Library Association (Association for Library Service to Children)
Log Number: LG-16-19-0110-19
The Association of Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, and Association of children's Museums will host a national forum to discuss removing barriers and improving the experiences of people who recently immigrated to or sought refuge in the United States. The forum will include staff from 12 libraries, 12 museums, and up to 24 of their partnering organizations who are doing exemplary work serving immigrant and refugee families to refine a set of best practices from their work serving immigrants and refugees. Following the forum, they will share preliminary findings through a webinar and publish a white paper that identifies strategies that are replicable by children's museums and libraries. These resources will help children's museums and libraries further understand the challenges faced by immigrant and refugee families and how to create more welcoming spaces for immigrants and refugees in their communities.