Selecting Multicultural Titles

Every year hundreds of libraries and schools celebrate the multicultural family literacy initiative El día de los niños/El día de los libros, informally known as “Día.”  Whether your library has celebrated in the past or plans on celebrating this year, this practical webinar will help you to get a head start on your planning.   We’ll cover Día’s history, explore program ideas big and small, discuss recommended resources, and hear the true story of a librarian’s very first Día.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learners will be informed on the history of Día, and how the celebration has grown over the last 15 years.
  • Learners will be shown different practical ideas for celebrations.
  • Learners will receive information on Día resources.
  • Learners will gain understanding on the importance of Día.
  • Learners will see that Día can be celebrated on any scale with any budget!

Who Should Attend

Children's librarians and library paraprofessional and support staff in public and school libraries interested in Día.


Beatriz Pascual Wallace, MLIS Children's Librarian Seattle Public Library


How to Register


Registration is now open!  Visit the ALA Registration page to register online, or fill out the registration form and mail it in.  Webinar space is limited.

Tech Requirements

To view the webinar you must have a computer, Internet access, web browser, and a copy of Flash® Player 8 or higher.  You can download a free copy of Flash® Player from the Adobe website if you do not already have it.

Credits &/or CEUs

College credit nor CEU's are available at this time. 


Jenny Najduch
ALSC Program Officer
(800) 545-2433 ext. 4026


Interested in sponsoring this course?  Contact Jenny Najduch, ALSC Program Officer, at the email or phone number above.