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EMIERT's President's Program & Distinguished Librarian Award Ceremony

Sunday, June 30, 2013
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.