New Immigrants, New Approaches: Serving Your Community's Deep Diversity with Programming and Acquisition

Saturday, June 27, 2015 -
8:30am to 10:00am

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Speaker: Anne Sibley O'Brien, Author/Illustrator
Speaker: Kirsten Cappy, Children's Book Consultant, Curious City

With continuous news stories and rhetoric about “illegal” immigrants and “Islamification” of the Western world, how do you change the conversation about “new arrivals” and welcome diverse neighbors into the library community?

This workshop will present research demonstrating the power of diverse books to reduce prejudice, guidelines and programming models for sharing diverse immigrant stories with communities, book lists, and other resources. The workshop will include:
-Overview of contemporary U.S. immigration
-Stages of adjustment for refugee and immigrant children
-How children’s books can reduce prejudice with both long-term residents and new arrival groups
-How to use books to promote understanding & connection, with examples of successful com-munity programming
-Online searchable database of new arrival literature
-Other resources & group sharing

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 9:41am PDT
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