Libraries, Integration, and New Americans: Understanding immigrant acculturative stress

Dr. Ana Ndumu will investigate the role of information in immigrant acculturative stress and how it impacts library access. For more than a century, America’s public libraries have provided services to immigrants. However, little is known about how information that is stressful to access, manage, or use is counterproductive to immigrant integration and well-being. The project deliverables will include a free, self-paced mini-course for library staff, a pilot course and curriculum on immigration and information, and a workbook for immigrant groups. The purpose of this project is to advance library and information science knowledge of immigrant well-being and increase capacity for libraries to serve as trusted spaces.

8/1/2021 - 7/31/2024

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Total Award Amount: $379,957