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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.

On October 23, 2013, the George Mason Regional Library in Annandale, VA hosted a naturalization ceremony where twenty individuals took the Oath of Allegiance.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
Webinar: Wednesday, December 17, 2014
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern

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:

  1. Visit our registration page to confirm your participation

  2. Enter your email address and select “Submit”

  3. Select “Subscriber Preferences”

  4. Select the “Event Registration” tab

  5. Be sure to provide your full name and organization

  6. Complete the questions and select “Submit”

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

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