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The New Americans Program at Queens Library: 40 Years of Reaching Out to Our Immigrant Communities

Title: The New Americans Program at Queens Library: 40 Years of Reaching Out to Our Immigrant Communities

Speakers: 

  • Xi (Cathy) Chen, Asst. Director of Programming and Operations, New Americans Program, Queens Library
  • Fred Gitner, Asst. Director of New Initiatives & Partnership Liaison, New Americans Program, Queens Library
  • Mark Jamison, Manager, Job & Business Academy, Queens Library at Flushing

Description:

    The webinar introduces you to Queens Library and the New Americans Program, including highlights of our major activities with a special focus on English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Citizenship. You will also learn about our cultural and coping skills programming, including the recently added ”Know Your Rights” workshops, added in light of current immigration enforcement. We will also present our recently completed Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS ) training grant for public service staff on providing the best service possible to immigrant customers in a digital environment.

Duration: 72 minutes

Date Recorded: 10/11/2017

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