Programs for New Americans
Jones Addo is a reference librarian at both Willingboro Public Library and the NJ State Law Library. An attorney in his native Ghana, he will emphasize using the internet to obtain and file the necessary forms for citizenship, green cards and other immigration issues. "You don't always need to pay a lawyer or specialist," he says. "Most of what you need is available free on the internet."
Paulette Doe-Williams is adult services intern at Willingboro Public Library. She is a master's degree student at Rutgers Univ. School of Communications, Information and Library Studies, as well as the winner of a prestigious Laura Bush scholarship. Her presentation will offer easy and free ways for immigrants to communicate with loved ones and associates in their home countries using social networking sites such as Facebook and Linkedin. She will also talk about online sources of information about news and events in home countries.