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Public Libraries, Immigration, and Asylum Seekers: Remembering the Most Vulnerable Amid Xenophobia and Pandemic

Authors
  • Amy Dickinson (University of Maryland, College Park)
  • Paul T. Jaeger (University of Maryland)

Abstract

Amid increasinglyrestrictive measures on asylum seekers and immigrants, contemporary publiclibraries and librarians have connected with and sought to support immigrantsto the United States in diverse ways. This article chronicles the history ofthe profession’s involvement in such efforts and advocates for such measures asboth morally imperative and realizable. 

Keywords: public libraries, immigration, asylum, information access, social justice, human rights

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Dickinson, A. & Jaeger, P. T., (2021) “Public Libraries, Immigration, and Asylum Seekers: Remembering the Most Vulnerable Amid Xenophobia and Pandemic”, The Political Librarian 5(1), 18-29. doi: https://doi.org/10.7936/pollib.8556

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01 Nov 2021
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