[Libs-Or] Second Webinar in Immigration Series for Public Librarians Scheduled for March 6

Ann Reed ann.reed at state.or.us
Thu Feb 20 13:41:26 PST 2014

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Second Webinar in USCIS-IMLS Series for Public Librarians Scheduled for March 6

USCIS representatives to discuss education resources, citizenship activities for libraries, and more

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continue their series of free webinars for public libraries about immigration and U.S. citizenship topics with a second webinar on March 6.

The USCIS Citizenship Education and Initiatives presentation will build on many of the topics discussed in the first USCIS-IMLS webinar held on February 4, 2014. Specifically, this webinar will highlight USCIS educational resources related to citizenship and the naturalization process, as well as information on how libraries can actively engage in citizenship-related activities and events.

The webinar will also review USCIS resources designed to protect individuals from immigration services scams and discuss the types of assistance librarians can provide to immigrant patrons. It is not necessary to have participated in the first USCIS-IMLS webinar to participate in this session.

Webinar: USCIS Citizenship Education and Initiatives

Date and Time: Thursday, March 6, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST.

Registration: Register by March 4th. To register, follow this link for the USCIS Public Engagement Division email alert service<http://www.idevmail.net/link.aspx?l=1&d=73&mid=333802&m=1940>, and enter your email address. Once you have entered your email, click on the “Subscriber Preferences” tab and then select “Event Registration.” Please provide the additional requested information to complete your registration. You will receive the URL for the webinar and the conference phone line information from USCIS shortly after you register.

This series was developed as part of a partnership between IMLS and USCIS to ensure that librarians have the necessary tools and knowledge to refer their patrons to accurate and reliable sources of information on immigration-related topics. To find out more about the partnership, the webinar series, and archived webinar recordings and transcripts, visit the Serving New Americans page<http://www.idevmail.net/link.aspx?l=2&d=73&mid=333802&m=1940> of the IMLS website.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov<http://www.idevmail.net/link.aspx?l=3&d=73&mid=333802&m=1940> and follow us on Facebook<http://www.idevmail.net/link.aspx?l=4&d=73&mid=333802&m=1940> and Twitter<http://www.idevmail.net/link.aspx?l=5&d=73&mid=333802&m=1940>.

About U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.  For more information on USCIS and its programs, please visit www.uscis.gov<http://www.idevmail.net/link.aspx?l=6&d=73&mid=333802&m=1940> or follow us on Facebook (/uscis<http://www.idevmail.net/link.aspx?l=7&d=73&mid=333802&m=1940>), Twitter (@uscis<http://www.idevmail.net/link.aspx?l=8&d=73&mid=333802&m=1940>), YouTube (/uscis<http://www.idevmail.net/link.aspx?l=9&d=73&mid=333802&m=1940>) and the USCIS blog The Beacon<http://www.idevmail.net/link.aspx?l=10&d=73&mid=333802&m=1940>.

Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator
Oregon State Library
Library Development Services
250 Winter St.
Salem, OR 97301
ann.reed at state.or.us
phone 503-378-5027
fax 503-378-6439

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