EMIERT's President's Program & Distinguished Librarian Award Ceremony
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, US/Central
Location: McCormick Convention Center N-138
Awarded in 2010, Hartford Public Library’s 3 year demonstration project employs four interconnected and complementary strategies to address the critical need for immigrant civic integration, these include: volunteer Cultural Navigators, community dialogues, coalition building and a communications campaign. At the core of these strategies is social capital development noted in the field as a key ingredient for promoting civic integration. Participants will learn about the project’s challenges, successes, and how best to apply its strategies within their own library setting. Presenters: Hartford Public Library, Welcoming America.
· Nancy Caddigan, Hartford Public Library, Intercultural Liaison
Matthew K. Poland, Hartford Public Library, CEO
Homa Naficy, Hartford Public Library, Chief Adult Learning Officer
Richard Frieder, Hartford Public Library, Community Engagement Director
Ellen Gallagher, Welcoming America, Director of Affiliate Programs
EMIERT Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award
At 2:00pm, there will be a ceremony awarding the 2013 EMIERT Distinguished Librarian Award to Ms. Ghada Kanafani ELTurk from the Boulder (Colo.) Public Library. Ms. ELTurk is being recognized for her outstanding achievement in serving the community by significant outreach services and creating a welcoming environment at her library so all members of the community can explore and enrich themselves through the many multicultural library services and programs she has developed over the years.