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Event Name:Leveraging Libraries as a Resource for Immigrant and Refugee Neighbors
Competency:Customer Service and Programming
Description:Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the role libraries can play in supporting a path to citizenship
  • Generate ideas for culturally relevant programming for immigrants and refugees
  • Determine ways to bridge linguistic barriers to library services and collections

Megan Godbey is the Adult Education Systems Manager at Nashville Public Library. She works in partnership with more than 50 local agencies to serve over 5,000 adult learners annually. She serves as a facilitator, consultant, and local innovator for collective impact initiatives in education. She is a veteran educator, with over 10 years of experience in the classroom, instructing learners of all ages. Megan believes in leveraging community resources to solve complex problems. She serves on several committees and organizations, including TN Reconnect Advisory Board, Center for Nonprofit Management’s Collective Impact Learning Community, Alignment Nashville’s Literacy Team, and the Nashville Task Force on Immigrants and Refugees. In 2017, Megan served as city-lead for Welcoming America Transatlantic Exchange, a program that fosters the sharing of best practices in welcoming immigrants and refugees between cities leading this work in the U.S. and Germany. She is a graduate of 2018 class of Nashville Emerging Leaders, and was named a Mover and Shaker (national change-maker) by Library Journal for her work with citizenship corners.


Event Date:11/4/2020
Event Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern
Via Adobe Connect
Contact Person:Melissa Lattanzi
(phone: 3306550531)
Details:Who Should Attend:  Anyone interested in learning more about removing barriers to citizenship
Competency:  Customer Service

Non-Member Cost:      $40
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