Citizenship/Refugee resources

Resources for citizenship

ALA Resolution in Support of Immigrant Rights 2006-2007 CD#20.2 (ALA Midwinter Meeting)

From ALA: Libraries Respond: Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers Information on a variety of topics:

  • Responding to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Project Welcome: Libraries and Community Anchors Planning for Resettlement and Integration of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
  • Guidelines for Outreach to Immigrant Populations – Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table
  • Posters available for download

Library Services for New Immigrants

  • ALA Policy Statements
  • Select Bibliography on Library Services to New Immigrants
  • Bibliographies for Readers Advisory
  • Internet Resources
  • Links to external agencies that may be useful when working with new immigrants


Project Welcome “How can libraries better serve refugees and asylum seekers? The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs has partnered with the American Library Association (ALA) on the IMLS-funded “Project Welcome,” a one-year planning grant (May 2016 – April 2017) that aims to learn about and articulate ways libraries can address the information needs of refugees and asylum seekers in order to support and empower them in their resettlement and integration process.”

LibGuide Home Page:  Services to New Immigrants: “Public libraries in the United States have a long history of providing resources and education to immigrants. This tradition may be traced to Andrew Carnegie’s support for public libraries as a place for immigrant self-education, enlightenment, and the study of democracy and English.”

Library Information from ALA: Visits and Requests from Law Enforcement

Nine Refugee Stories for Kids and Teens – From School Library Journal



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