Building Community: Online Tools for Spanish Speakers On-Demand Webinar

PLA On-Demand Webinars logoThe library can be an important center of community for Latino immigrants. This on-demand webinar helps you maximize the potential of your library to connect with and provide services for Spanish-speaking patrons. Instructor Loida Garcia-Febo presents tips about blending emerging technologies and social media with in-person services such as programming and reference in order to build a library community that welcomes and assists Spanish speakers. She provides successful service examples from libraries in the U.S., Mexico, Colombia, and other countries.

This archived webinar was orginally presented October 26, 2011.

Running time: 56 minutes

Learning Outcomes

By viewing this on-demand webinar, you will:

  • Learn best practices, tips, and information about how emerging technologies can be used to improve their library’s connection to the Spanish-speaking community
  • Hear how building a blended community of service, networking with colleagues, and connecting with library users can help improve your library’s services to Spanish-speaking patrons
  • Get great ideas to take back to their communities to start or re-invigorate services to Spanish-speaking patrons

Who Should Purchase

Directors and managers of public libraries that serve Spanish speaking customers, as well as public library staff who work directly with customers.

Instructor

Loida Garcia-Febo; photo (c) Peter Schaaf

Loida Garcia-Febo
Coordinator, New Americans Program
Queens (N.Y.) Library

A recipient of the 2010 ALA Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award, Loida Garcia-Febo speaks nationally and internationally about human rights, access to information, advocacy, services to diverse populations, and new professionals. Loida has been named a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal and has served as president of REFORMA 2009–2010 and as chair of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Round Table 2010–2011. Currently, she is an ALA councilor-at-large, chair of the ALA Membership Meetings Committee, past-secretary of IFLA’s Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression Committee and a member of the IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Standing Committee. Loida also co-established and still advises IFLA’s New Professionals SIG. Her writing focuses on new librarians, new professionals, multi-ethnic populations, Latinos, and other diverse populations.

 


Dates & Times

Available 24/7

Continuing Education Credits

PLA does not award credit hours, or CEUs, for its on-demand webinars and cannot verify participation.

Fee

Individual

  • $28 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members)

Group

  • $119 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members)

If access to this on-demand webinar will be shared with multiple people—viewing either on an individual basis or gathered together in a single location—then the group rate applies.

This on-demand webinar is intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Redistribution or rebroadcast to another individual or group other than the purchaser is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.

Technical Requirements

To playback this on-demand webinar you should have the newest version of Adobe Flash Player installed and Javascript enabled in your web browser. A fast Internet connection and computer is recommended.

We suggest that groups, especially larger groups, plan ahead to use an LCD/LED projector in the room to project the webinar recording. Groups will also want to have speakers capable of amplifying the webinar audio for the entire room.

How to Purchase

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If access to this on-demand webinar will be shared with multiple people—viewing either on an individual basis or gathered together in a single location—then the group rate applies.

The purchase of this on-demand webinar will include instructions and a password to access the archived recording of the webinar. You'll have access to the on-demand webinar for one year from date of purchase.

This on-demand webinar is intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Redistribution or rebroadcast to another individual or group other than the purchaser is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.

Contact

If you have questions or problems accessing a recording, send a message to plawebinars@ala.org, or call 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA.