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Conference Proceeding



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Association for Library and Information Science Education: ALISE 2020 Conference Proceedings


Outreach to immigrant communities is a long-standing aspect of United States (U.S.) library service. This area of library and information science (LIS) practice is vital given that immigration continues to dominate policy and public discourse. There is a need to advance U.S.- based LIS education so that new library professionals are aware of the sociopolitical implications of engagement with immigrant communities. We introduce a framework to guide instruction on best practices for outreach to immigrant communities within LIS courses. Then we describe how the framework will also inform a self-paced course to welcome immigrant populations into the LIS professions. By calling for deeper, humanizing pedagogy, this paper aligns with the 2020 ALISE Conference theme of "Transforming LIS Education in an Interconnected World." Though based on the U.S. context, the framework is applicable to other countries.


education programs/schools, pedagogy, inclusion, representation, specific populations:immigrants, library and information science

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