Libraries: Connecting and Saving Lives

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Libraries: Connecting and Saving Lives

  1. 1. Libraries:Connecting and Saving Lives L o id a G a r c ia -F e b o C o o r d in a to r , N e w A m e r ic a n s P r o g r a m a t Q u e e n s L ib r a r y D igital+Libraries C onnectivity, C onvergence, C onfluence J u ly 1 0 , 2 0 1 2
  2. 2. Access to information saves lives.
  3. 3. F a c ts1 2 .9 9 % o f th e U .S . p o p u la tio n is fo r e ig n -b o r n . 1 in 6 A m e r ic a n s is H is p a n ic . (1 6 % o f th e to ta l p o p u la tio n ) 2 1 % o f th e U .S . p o p u la tio n s p e a k a n o th e r la n g u a g e .
  4. 4. Access to information ↓ connect with people
  5. 5. C u r r e n t o n lin e s e r v ic e s• D e v e lo p in g – in -h o u s e d a ta b a s e s , s o c ia l m e d ia , v id e o s .• A c c e s s to – e -b o o k s , a u d io b o o k s , m u s ic .
  6. 6. N extIn c r e a s e c u s to m iz e d in -h o u s e d a ta b a s e s a n ds o c ia l m e d ia in v a r io u s la n g u a g e s .P r in t o n d e m a n d -> b e n e fit s m a ll b u s in e s s o w n e r s a n dfir s t-tim e a u th o r s .L e n d ite m s th a t w o u ld s o lv e p r o b le m s !
  7. 7. A matter forLibrary decision makers Front-line librarians Elected officials Community leaders Everyone!
  8. 8. L in k sIFLAUNESCO Multicultural Manifesto http://www.ifla.org/publications/iflaunesco-multicultural-library-manifestoLos Angeles Public Library, Español http://www.lapl.org/espanol/Multicutural Communities: Guidelines for Library Services, 3rd edition h ttp ://w w w .ifla .o r g /p u b lic a tio n s /m u ltic u ltu r a l-c o m m u n itie s -g u id e lin e s -fo r -lib r a r y -s e r v ic e s -3 r d -e dPEW Research Center Latino Digital Divide: Native Born vs. Foreign Born http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1681/latino-digital-divide-native-born-vs-foreign-bornPEW Research Center Latinos and Digital Technology, 2010 http://www.pewhispanic.org/2011/02/09/latinos-and-digital-technology-2010/PEW Research Center, PEW Internet and American Life Project Digital Divide http://pewinternet.org/topics/Digital-Divide.aspx?typeFilter=5Queens Library en Español in Facebook http://www.facebook.com/queenslibraryespanolUNESCO Public Library Manifesto http://www.unesco.org/webworld/libraries/manifestos/libraman.html

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