IFLA Call for Survey Responses



The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) section on Library Services to People with Special Needs is calling for responses to a survey on library services to refugees, immigrants, migrants, and asylum seekers. Libraries are encouraged to respond, particularly public and school libraries who may have the most contact with the target audience. Next spring IFLA will be conducting in-depth interviews and is hoping to choose some US libraries for these interviews. The libraries chosen for the interviews will be chosen from the survey respondents.

To do this they are launching the Global Survey about library services to refugees, immigrants, migrants and asylum seekers. This survey aims to gather examples of services now being delivered worldwide by libraries to this target audience, how they are developed, staff responses, and what cooperative alliances exist to deliver these services.

The deadline for the survey is December 22, 2019.

After that date, the survey will close.

The survey should only take approximately 10-15 minutes. It is in English, but responders are encouraged to submit answers in any language most comfortable.

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