Malmö libraries for refugees
NILSSON, Torbjörn (2016) Malmö libraries for refugees. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2016 – Columbus, OH – Connections. Collaboration. Community in Session 103 - Public Libraries with Library Services to Multicultural Populations and Columbus Metropolitan Library.
Malmö libraries for refugeesWith the escalating crisis in Syria and the difficult situation in Afghanistan a very large number of refugees came to seek asylum in Malmö in 2015. Many of the asylum seekers, both grownups and children, found their way to libraries. The public libraries in Malmö acted fast to increase the services aimed at refugees and immigrants and also developed new services and new ways of working. Language training, digital services for newcomers and social activities for unaccompanied children are some of the things the libraries in Malmö have arranged. There have also been events to make the people of Malmö better understand the refugees situation and volunteer to help. The refugee situation has made libraries in Malmö improve and strengthen service for refugees and immigrants and has accented the important social role libraries have.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Conference details:||IFLA WLIC 2016 – Columbus, OH – Connections. Collaboration. Community
Session 103 - A sanctuary in times of need - the Public Library response - Public Libraries with Library Services to Multicultural Populations and Columbus Metropolitan Library
|Divisions:||Division 1 Library Types > Public Libraries Section
Division 3 Library Services > Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Refugees, libraries, social inclusion, language training|
|Date Deposited:||08 Jul 2016 10:45|
|Last Modified:||08 Jul 2016 10:45|
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