Serving Spanish-Speaking Populations: An Introduction

Serving Spanish-Speaking Populations: An Introduction Milly Lugo

Part 1: Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific
Part 2: Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

 

The need to effectively serve Spanish-speaking library users is growing exponentially in the United States. In this workshop, Milly Lugo, joined by Radames Suarez, will demonstrate how you can confidently provide Spanish-language programming, materials and library outreach regardless of your ability to speak Spanish. Lugo is a senior librarian at Santa Ana Public Library who received the 2011 Education Award from the National Hispanic Women’s Association and is a 2012 Library Journal Mover & Shaker; Suarez is Spanish Language Collections/Cultural Arts Librarian for the New Americans Program in Queens Library and President of the Northeast Chapter of REFORMA.
 
This two-part workshop will cover everything from using basic Spanish phrases to communicate with library users to offering programming and materials for Spanish-speakers. Lugo and Suarez will show you the basics of serving this growing population, even if you are not a Spanish-speaker.
 
Topics include:
  • Facts about Spanish-speaking populations 
  • Key cultural issues
  • Selection and acquisition of Spanish-language materials
  • Programming for Spanish-speaking communities
  • Useful and easy Spanish phrases
  • Working with distributors and publishers