Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS)

NOTE: This past webinar has now been archived. Access to the recording can be purchased; please see How to Register below for more details. The ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) continues its quarterly webinar series with a discussion of using the Coretta Scott King Book Awards titles from 1-2p.m. CST on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.
Originally recorded on March 21, 2013, this free webinar features Lisa Gieskes, Coordinator of the ALA Social Responsibilities Ronud Table (SRRT) Hunger, Homelessness, and Poverty Task Force, and Julie Winkelstein, Ph.D., University of Tennessee - Knoxville, who will share the recently launched Office for Literacy and Outreach Services toolkit, Extending Our Reach. This toolkit is designed to help librarians create meaningful library services for people who are experiencing homelessness.
Refugees arrive in the United States from all many different countries, bringing diverse backgrounds and experiences, possessing a variety of strengths, and encountering a myriad of challenges as they adjust to their new life in the United States. Join Homa Naficy, Hartford Public Library, Director of Multicultural Services, and Sanja Bebic, Center for Applied Linguistics, Director, Cultural Orientation Resource Center as they lead a discussion on how libraries can help ease the transition of refugees and become a home away from home for new arrivals in your community.