CHICAGO — The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services will host a free webinar highlighting successful and replicable programs and services geared towards English language learners. The webinar, “ELL Practitioners Panel: Innovations in Community Engagement” will be held from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday, May 6.
This hour-long webinar will feature Patricia Barch with the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, Illinois and Carmen Patlan with the Waukegan Public Library in Waukegan, Illinois, as they share their experiences as participants in The American Dream Starts @ your library®, a grant initiative funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and administered by the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services. This hour-long presentation will discuss tips, tools, resources and best practices based on their years of experience serving English language learners in the dynamic and diverse communities surrounding Chicago.
To register, please visit http://www.ala.org/onlinelearning/ell-practitioners-panel-innovations-community-engagement
About the Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services
The Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services drives activities around three professional issues which collectively support equity and inclusion as fundamental values of the association. Relationships and major initiatives undertaken by the Office across these three issues help ensure the inclusion of diverse perspectives within our profession and association to best position ALA as a trusted, leading advocate for equitable access to library services for all.