Integrating Immigrants Into the LIS Workforce: A Pilot, Collaborative Project

The REFORMA Education Committee is partnering with the REFORMA Mid-Atlantic Chapter and Prince George’s Public Library System on a one-year pilot project to introduce refugees and immigrants to the library professions through a self-paced mini-course. Funding supports a collaboration to develop the course and then encourage participation among up to five immigrant or refugee adults who seek to apply their skills to the U.S. workforce. This project advances the ALISE Community Conn@CT mini-grant’s mission of connecting with social justice organizations to create innovative solutions. In addition, it presents an avenue for increasing ethnic and racial diversity in the library field.

Duration
7/1/2020 - 10/1/2021
Principal Investigator
Additional (NON-UMD) Investigators
Michele A. L. Villagran
Funder
Funders (other)
Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)
Total Award Amount
$750
Project Website
https://ischool.sjsu.edu/ciri-faculty-grant-projects