Through its partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), USCIS is providing libraries with information, educational materials, and training resources on immigration and citizenship. This collaboration is founded on the idea that libraries play a critical role in serving immigrant communities. Through our joint effort with IMLS, we plan to educate librarians, and in turn their immigrant customers, on topics ranging from naturalization, the unauthorized practice of immigration law, and the importance of digital literacy.
USCIS/IMLS Partnership Goals
Provide citizenship and other immigration-related educational materials to libraries.
Offer training opportunities for librarians on a variety of immigration topics.
Host USCIS naturalization information sessions and administrative naturalization ceremonies in libraries.
Coordinate meaningful interaction between USCIS Community Relations Officers and libraries in their respective jurisdictions.
What Libraries Can Do to Participate
Learn more about available online resources by participating in USCIS’s free informational webinars.
USCIS Customer Service Tools and Resources: An Overview for Libraries
USCIS will review the achievements of the USCIS and IMLS partnership over the past fiscal year. In addition, USCIS officials will discuss common inquiries immigrant library customers may present, identify useful USCIS resources, and discuss ways in which USCIS can engage with libraries to become more active in immigrant outreach initiatives.
To register for this session, please follow the steps below:
All registrations must be received by Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Once your registration is processed, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details. If you have any questions about the registration process, or if you do not receive a confirmation email within two business days, please email Public.Engagement@uscis.dhs.gov.
Explore the list of available resources on the USCIS Citizenship Resource Center.
Link to USCIS resources by adding a widget to your website. The widgets are small online applications in English and Spanish that can be embedded on social media sites, blogs, or other web pages.
Explore the interactive website, Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship, and guide customers preparing for the naturalization test to this site.
Sign up for free email alerts with important news and information from USCIS.
Add the USCIS Employee Rights Toolkit to your website and inform workers about their rights and responsibilities during the employment eligibility verification process.
Other USCIS Information
Join nearly half a million other employers using this free service to quickly check the employment eligibility of your new employees today. Learn more by joining our free live webinars.
Through the Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law (UPIL) initiative, USCIS partnered with several government agencies to identify resources that can help you avoid immigration services scams.
USCIS offers free online tools and materials for educators and volunteers. These resources are designed to help instructors better prepare students for citizenship and the naturalization process. USCIS also offers training seminars. For dates and locations, visit www.uscis.gov/teachertraining.
|Civics and Citizenship Toolkit, a collection of educational materials for permanent residents. One free copy is available to all immigrant-serving organizations.|