Libraries and Sanctuary: Supporting Refugees and Other New Arrivals

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Libraries and Sanctuary is a practical guide to how libraries and their staff can support "new arrivals"people who have crossed borders to reach a country. The book looks at the different drivers behind an individual's move, their need for signposting, and at the sorts of barriers that are faced by new arrivals and people seeking sanctuary. Readers will discover the background reasons for migration, the global political context of migration, and the likely impacts of both of these. They will also gain an understanding of just how much work libraries have done so far; learn from practical initiatives, "what works" examples and longer case studies; identify gaps in library provision; and find inspiration to start similar initiatives in their own institution. Drawing on the author's decades of work in libraries and social exclusion, this is a book for anyone seeking to create an inclusive and welcoming library community.

Imprint: Facet Publishing, UK

Published: December 2022

Pages: 222

Sku: 9781783305001

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