World Refugee Day 2021: Library Services to Refugees during the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar
From Kathleen Ebeling
Library Services to Refugees during the COVID-19 Pandemic (A Webinar)
Date/Time: 18 June 2021, 12:00-1:15pm CT
The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for communities worldwide and the libraries that serve them. Libraries have had to pivot to ensure the safety of their staff and users while continuing to provide accessible and safe services. How have libraries specifically responded to serve refugees and how are they planning to transition to offer welcoming spaces and services for refugees post-pandemic? The webinar will present the experiences of libraries in and outside the United States serving refugees, and policies implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic that have impacted the welfare of refugees and asylum seekers. The webinar addresses the 2021 World Refugee Day theme: Together we heal, learn and shine.
Elsa Ngan, Senior Services Specialist, Multicultural Services, Toronto Public Library
Julie Robinson, Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment Outreach Manager, The Kansas City Public Library
Marcelo Rodríguez, Foreign, Comparative and International Law Librarian, Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library, University of Arizona
Clara M. Chu, Director, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library
The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and the American Library Association (ALA) invite libraries to commemorate World Refugee Day 2021
-Project Welcome: https://publish.illinois.edu/projectwelcome/world-refugee-day/world-refugee-day-2021/
-ALA World Refugee Day: http://www.ala.org/aboutala/world-refugee-day
This international observance honors the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.