Northeast Ohio Regional Library System - Event Information
Leveraging Libraries as a Resource for Immigrant and Refugee Neighbors
Customer Service and Programming
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.