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Special Populations 02-08-2017 Minutes

Special Populations Task Force Meeting - February 8, 2017

In Attendance

Paul Shaver - Mahwah Library

Victoria Hilditch - Ridgewood Library

Umi Choi - BCCLS Office

Hongmei Liu - Livingston Library

Michelle Ferreira - Hackensack Library

Elynn Park - Palisades Park Library

Lisa Hoffman - Bloomfield Library

Leslie Kruegal - Fair Lawn Library

Hyeran Chang - Paramus/Ridgewood Library

Ellen Lee - Fort Lee Library

Laura Rios - North Bergen Library

Jill DeMarco - Montclair Library

Kiwon Kim - Cresskill Library

1.  Meeting was called to order at 10:00. Paul Shaver welcome everyone and introductions were made.

2.  The charges of the Task Force were read: Develop programs and/or outreach that support library services to special populations such as ESL, foreign language speakers, new Americans, LGBTQ+, special needs, etc.

3.  Discussed -

  • Which groups to focus on - and the need to not overextend.  The groups decided are immigrants, the homeless and the LGBTQ+ community.
  • It was proposed to have a presentation/program in late May or early June, and the possibility of having mini webinars with specific topics to be shared in the Knowledge Base.
  • Sub-committees - Michelle Ferreira - Immigrants, Homeless,     Lisa Hoffman - LGBTQ

4. Future meeting dates were set - March 8th, April 12th, May 10th, June 14th, July and August off, September 20th, October 11th and November 8th.

5. The next meeting is scheduled for March 8th at 10:00 at Ridgewood Library.

6. The meeting adjourned at 11:45.

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