Crash Course in Serving Spanish-speakers

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 117 pages
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This introduction will help plan for attracting this rapidly growing Spanish-speaking population into the library and library services, a major challenge to librarians in small public libraries who have no Spanish-speaking staff.

Providing services to Spanish speakers is both an honor and a challenge. Before public institutions venture into reaching out to the Spanish-speaking community, they need to become familiar with their cultural competency so that their decisions and initiatives are not at risk.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1What Are Services to SpanishSpeakers?
1
Chapter 2Who Is Obligated to Provide Services to SpanishSpeakers?
9
Chapter 3When Should You Provide Services to SpanishSpeakers?
15
Chapter 4Where Should You Provide Services to SpanishSpeakers?
21
Chapter 5Why Should You Provide Services to SpanishSpeakers?
27
Chapter 6How Should You Provide Services to SpanishSpeakers?
33
Chapter 7Reaching Out to SpanishSpeakers
43
Chapter 8Essential Services for SpanishSpeakers
51
Chapter 12Findings from Surveys of SpanishSpeakers
79
Chapter 13Issues of SpanishSpeakers
87
Chapter 14Conclusions
91
Appendix AList of Magazines
93
Appendix BEast Las Vegas Library Service Plan
95
Appendix CInternet Links
103
Appendix DLibrary of Congress Subject Headings Translated
107
Bibliography
113

Chapter 9Successful Programs for SpanishSpeakers
57
Chapter 10Marketing to SpanishSpeakers
67
Chapter 11Internet Resources for SpanishSpeakers
71

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About the author (2008)

Salvador Avila is a Branch Librarian in the Las Vegas Public Library.

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