Providing Immigration Services in Public Libraries: Making It Possible is Not Impossible
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 107 AB
Librarians are obtaining a credential from the Department of Justice to provide immigration services outreach, screenings, and referrals. Several use the credential to provide direct assistance to those applying for immigration relief. Join us for a panel discussion of how libraries in California are leading the way in providing immigration services. Learn about how these libraries are addressing a community need and what steps have been necessary in order for them to provide these services.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Understand what is necessary to be able to provide immigration services 2: Be able to talk to their library administrators about the benefits of providing immigration services 3: Know where and how to obtain credentialed training to provide immigration services
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 1: People with no previous knowledge of the topic.
This session will have: Medium interaction (example: single speaker/panel with questions or discussion throughout)
Tags: Serving Adults, Adult Services, Advocacy, Civic Engagement, Partnerships and Collaboration, Programming/Services
Madeleine Ildefonso, Managing Librarian
Los Angeles Public Library/Central Library , Los Angeles , CA
Madeleine Ildefonso is a Managing Librarian with the Los Angeles Public Library. She worked in six branches in twelve years before moving to the Central Library as the project manager for immigrant integration and other library initiatives in LAPL's Lifelong Learning Department.
Sara Jones, Director
Marin County Free Library , San Rafael , CA
Sara Jones is the Director of County Library Services for the Marin County Free Library system. She joined Marin County in July of 2013. Sara has 25 years' experience administering libraries, including the Carson City Library where she brought innovation and a focus on education and the library's role in student achievement. She was Nevada's State Librarian and Administrator of the Nevada State Library and Archives from 2001-2007, serving on several regional and national committees.
Michelle Sardone, Director of Legalization
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. , Silver Spring , MD
Michelle Sardone is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and responsible for assisting CLINIC's network of over 330 charitable immigration legal services programs in planning for changes to immigration law and policy. Previously, Ms. Sardone was the Legal Services Group Manager at Hogar Immigrant Services of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Arlington, VA.