Starting or Expanding Immigration Services at Your Library

Tuesday, April 24
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you interested in learning how to incorporate immigration services into the library? The New York Library Association (NYLA) presents the Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) to share valuable information about their free online tool, which can be used to expand the capacity of your library to provide people with self-guided immigration legal assistance. IAN will also discuss the ways libraries are currently using immi in its branches.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the importance of providing immigration services to their library communities;
  2. Understand the components and features of immi and be able to guide a person to the online resources; and
  3. Know the next steps to get immigration services set up at their libraries.

Please note: This is a free webinar and you will not receive CE credit.


Sebastian Zavala is the Immi Program Manager at the Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) in San Francisco, Calif. He is a first generation Peruvian-American. He was the Chief Program Officer for Catholic Charities of the East Bay, and Director of Programs at the International Institute of the Bay Area. Sebastian was one of the founding members of the East Bay Naturalization Collaborative, and the Bay Area DACA Collaborative. After law school, he was an Adjudications Officer for Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. He received a B.A. in Raza Studies from the with an emphasis in Behavioral and Social Sciences from the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University, and received a J.D. from Arizona State University, with the highest pro bono distinctions.