Project Welcome: Libraries and Community Anchors Planning for Resettlement and Integration of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Explore our Project Welcome website for libraries seeking to serve refugees and asylum seekers.

The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA), sought to learn and articulate ways libraries can address the information needs of refugees and asylum seekers in their resettlement and integration process. IMLS funded “Project Welcome,” to help libraries that wish to provide programs and services for immigrants living in their communities by learning from USA and international library services who are already serving this community. Our work has produced among other resources, guides for library staff and stakeholders on serving refugees and inform other community members on issues affecting refugees.