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Serving New Immigrant Communities in the Library by Build strong bridges with new members of your community. With this insightful guide, you will learn how to assess your current organizational performance with immigrants, gather data, and use that information to gain support for organizational initiatives. You will also discover how to adapt policies to better fit changing needs, overcome language barriers, develop public relations strategies that reach immigrants, and build culturally relevant collections, services, and programs for a changing community. Filled with quotes, anecdotes, and profiles from the author's research with immigrant communities, the book provides both a positive vision and practical plan for serving immigrants in your library, school, or organization.
Publication Date: 2007-04-01
Library Services for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Autism is now the second most commonly diagnosed serious developmental disability, and the number of children identified as autistic continues to grow. Introducing what autism spectrum disorder is, and identifying the great need to build and manage programs for autistic youth, Farmer offers librarians in or outside a school environment all the information they need to build a library literacy program geared towards these children. Designed to both awaken sensitivities of library staff and address the questions of those who are already aware of the issue, this book *Shows how autistic children are increasingly mainstreamed into traditional library and school programs and identifies the special needs and issues they face in a library setting *Equips readers to meet the needs of young autistic library users with practical tools for training library staff, teachers, and volunteers *Incldes a glossary of terms and bibliography of additional resources
Publication Date: 2013-02-01
Public Library Services for the Poor by This ground-breaking work demonstrates how five Key Action Areas adopted by the ALA Council (Diversity, Equity of Access, Education and Continuous Learning, Intellectual Freedom and 21st-Century Literacy) apply especially to this disadvantaged population and motivates librarians to use creative solutions to meet their needs.
Publication Date: 2010-02-01
Best Practices in Connecticut Public Libraries
At their meeting on Sept. 18, 2017, the State Library Board endorsed the Best Practices in Connecticut’s Public Libraries as a voluntary best practice for Connecticut public libraries and encouraged their widespread use.
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