University of Maryland, College Park

Log Number: RE-250026-OLS-21

The University of Maryland, College Park will investigate the role of information in immigrant acculturative stress and how it impacts library access. For more than a century, America's public libraries have provided services to immigrants. However, little is known about how information that is stressful to access, manage, or use is counterproductive to immigrant integration and well-being. The project deliverables will include a free, self-paced mini-course for library staff, a pilot course and curriculum on immigration and information, and a workbook for immigrant groups. The purpose of this project is to advance library and information science knowledge of immigrant well-being and increase capacity for libraries to serve as trusted spaces.
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