Libraries

New Resources released in connection with Constitution Day and Citizenship Day!

USCIS is pleased to announce the following new resources are now available:

Two-Generational Family Approaches to Citizenship (PDF, 170.13 KB) - This tip sheet highlights ways K-12 schools and adult citizenship education programs can engage the entire family through civics education.

N-400 Topic Exercises: Oath of Allegiance (PDF, 1 MB) - This educational handout describes the key principles found in the Oath of Allegiance that applicants take at their naturalization ceremonies.

A More Perfect Union: The USCIS Civics Test Guide to the Monuments and Memorials on the National Mall (PDF, 2.66 MB) is a series of 13 interactive resources that allows applicants to learn about the individuals and events represented by the monuments and memorials in Washington, DC, while studying for the naturalization civics test. The Civics Test Guide to Constitution Gardens is the first in the series to be released, and it highlights the naturalization civics test questions relating to the principles and structures of government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens that are identified in the U.S. Constitution.

National Park Service Expedition Series (Video) - Developed for students by the National Parks Service, this fun and informative five-part video series explores the history and significance of Ellis Island.

Libraries play a critical role in serving immigrant communities. Through our joint effort with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (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 and IMLS Partnership Goals

  • Provide citizenship and other immigration-related educational materials to libraries.

  • Offer training opportunities for librarians on a variety of immigration topics.

What Libraries Can Do to Participate
  1. Participate in free informational webinars and in-person USCIS training to enhance and expand adult citizenship education services within your communities.

  2. Order a Civics and Citizenship Toolkit for your library’s collection and consider establishing a Citizenship Corner.

  3. Explore the list of available resources on the USCIS Citizenship Resource Center.

  4. Hold USCIS naturalization information sessions and administrative naturalization ceremonies in libraries

  5. Visit the Citizenship Public Education and Awareness page to print and distribute outreach materials and posters. You will also fine promotional radio and television PSAs that can be added to your webpage.

  6. Contact your local USCIS community relations officer (PDF, 108.8 KB) or IMLS for more information on the support and opportunities available for libraries.

  7. Sign up for free email alerts with important information from USCIS.

  8. Add the USCIS Employee Rights Toolkit to your website and inform workers about their rights and responsibilities during the employment eligibility verification process.

Tip Sheets and Activities for Libraries
Other USCIS Information
  • E-Verify - 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.
  • I-9 Central - All U.S. employers must use Form I-9 to verify the employment eligibility of those they hire. I-9 Central has the answers to your questions about this process.
  • Avoid Scams - USCIS partnered with several government agencies to identify resources that can help you avoid immigration services scams.
  • SAVE - The SAVE Program is an inter-governmental information service that verifies the immigration status of benefit applicants. SAVE helps authorized agencies ensure that only entitled applicants receive federal, state, or local public benefits and licenses.
  • Self-Check - Before you apply for a new job, you can use Self-Check to check your employment eligibility any time and at no cost to you.
  • Training on the Naturalization Process - 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.
  • Citizenship Educational Materials - USCIS has developed a variety of materials to help instructors supplement classroom instruction. Be sure to also explore the contents of the Civics and Citizenship Toolkit, a collection of educational materials for permanent residents. One free copy is available to all immigrant-serving organizations. Note: At this time, we are making updates to the Civics and Citizenship Toolkit and its contents. Until the toolkit is updated, we will halt distribution. Please check back regularly.
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