[Library Media] FREE WEBINAR Bridges to Citizenship: USCIS and Public Libraries

Juan Lee jtlee at utah.gov
Mon May 15 10:12:04 MDT 2017


FREE WEBINAR
*Bridges to Citizenship: USCIS and Public Libraries Expanding and Enhancing
Services for Immigrant Communities
<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bridges-to-citizenship-tickets-33869717236?ref=ebapi>*
Thursday, June 8, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM MDT

The State Library will host a *free webinar
<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bridges-to-citizenship-tickets-33869717236?ref=ebapi>*
conducted by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) guiding
librarians how to expand and enhance their services for immigrants in Utah.
In this 1-hour training Amber Vasek, USCIS Community Relations Officer will
explain:

(1) the unlawful practice of immigration law and how it could affect
librarians,
(2) resources available to librarians and patrons, and
(3) how to create a partnership between the library and USCIS.

*Register Today!
<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bridges-to-citizenship-tickets-33869717236?ref=ebapi>*

*Background*

> USCIS understands that libraries play a critical role in serving immigrant
> communities. In fact, more than 55% of new Americans use the public library
> at least once a week. There, they find a trusted environment, resources,
> and community connections. For many people new to the United States,
> libraries serve as a gateway to citizenship. Since 2013, IMLS has worked
> with USCIS to help libraries provide accurate and useful information about
> immigration and citizenship benefits, promote an awareness and
> understanding of citizenship, and ensure the integrity of the immigration
> system.



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*Juan Tomás Lee*, Library Consultant

he / him / his

Utah *State Library* Division
250 N 1950 W Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
801-715-6769  |  800-662-9150  |  jtlee at utah.gov

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