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  • Serving Spanish-Speaking Populations in the Library: Part 1

    1. 1. Milly C. Lugo, M.L.S. and Radames Suarez, M.L.S. ALA Editions Workshop January 2013 Serving Spanish-SpeakingPopulations: an Introduction Part 1
    2. 2. Part 1 • Demographics • Why Spanish? • Habla español?...no?…no problem…. • Hispanic Culture • State of Latino librarianship • Q&AJanuary 2013 2
    3. 3. Part 2 • Assessing the needs of your Hispanic population • Collection development • Outreach • Programming • Resources • Q&AJanuary 2013 3
    4. 4. GOAL• To help you Understand the Latino/Hispanic migrant population Generate ideas Work through hurdles Create your personal „help desk‟ of resources January 2013 4
    5. 5. DEMOGRAPHIC REALITIESJanuary 2013 5
    6. 6. Reality #1 2010 CENSUS More than 50 MILLION Hispanics Source of chart: http://www.pewhispanic.org/2012/03/16/latinos-by- geography/
    7. 7. Reality #2 • Hispanic population grew FOUR TIMES faster than U.S. population • increased by 15.2 MILLION between 2000 and 2010; almost half of the total population increase • Mexicans are the LARGEST Hispanic group nationwideFrom the 2010 Census web site:http://2010.census.gov/news/releases/operations/cb11- Information released May 26, 2011 by UScn146.html Census CB11-CN.146
    8. 8. January 2013 Top Regions and Counties 8
    9. 9. States with Largest Hispanic Populations, 2010 STATE POPULATION (in Thousands) California 14,014 Texas 9,461 Florida 4,224 New York 3,417 Illinois 2,028 Source: Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of U.S. Census Bureau Redistricting_Files-PL_94-171 for states PEW HISPANIC CENTER
    10. 10. 250,000 States with So fastest growing Carolina, 236,00 0 200,000 Hispanic Population 186,000 150,000 So Carolina, South 95,000 100,000 Carolina 76,000 50,000 Alabama 0January 2013 10 2000 2010
    11. 11. However:January 2013 11
    12. 12. Reality #3 “We speak Spanish in various languages”January 2013 12
    13. 13. Myths about the Spanish language #1: Spanish in the United States is a result of immigration in the 20th and 21st centuries #2 : Spanish in the United States is a uniform language. #3: Spanish language use in the United States presents a threat to the use of English. Source: http://www.pbs.org/speak/seatosea/americanvarieties/spanglish/usa/ January 2013 13
    14. 14. Myths about Spanish#4: Libraries in the U.S. should not provide materials in Spanish. January 2013 14
    15. 15. Why Spanish?January 2013 15
    16. 16. English Country Translations Comments Word Baby Most: bebé; Argentina, Uruguay: beba In PR, Cuba, and DR “guagua” (girl), bebe (boy); Chile: guagua means bus Bug Most: bicho; Mexico: insecto In PR: "bicho" has a sexual meaning (its a key part of the male anatomy).Information from Regional Variations at: http://www.rennert.com/translations/resources/spanishvariations.htmAccessed: December 12, 2012 January 2013 16
    17. 17. English Country Translations Comments Word Cake Most: pastel; Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, "Torta" in Mexico means Uruguay,Venezuela: torta; Bolivia, Costa "sandwich" (torta de jamón) Rica: queque; Colombia: ponqué, torta; Cuba: cake; Dom Rep, PR: bizcocho; etc. Good Most: buenas tardes; Colombia, Ecuador: In other countries “buenas tardes” Evening buenas noches means “good afternoon” and “buenas noches” means “good night”Information from Regional Variations at: http://www.rennert.com/translations/resources/spanishvariations.htmAccessed: December 12, 2012 January 2013 17
    18. 18. What aboutSpanglish?January 2013 18
    19. 19. Accepted Sándwich Chatear Formatear Estrés Faxear PenaltiJanuary 2013 19
    20. 20. Libro (leebro) Librero (leebrero) Biblioteca (beeblioteka) Tarjeta (tarheta)January 2013 20
    21. 21. ¿Habla español?• Word Reference http://www.wordreference.com• Multicultural Spanish Dictionary, 2nd ed. Author: Agustin Martinez. ISBN: 978-08-8400-317-5 Schreiber Pub., 2006• English/Spanish Library Vocabulary http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/ell/vocab.htm# Fairfax County Libraries . Good set of library terminology organized by subject• Spanish in our Libraries (SOL) http://www.sol- plus.net/plus/survspa/toc.htm Author: Bruce Jensen flaco@sol- plus.netJanuary 2013 21
    22. 22. ¿Habla español? MANGO LANGUAGES FOR LIBRARIANS Learn library-specific Spanish for FREEJanuary 2013 22
    23. 23. ¿Habla español? LIVE MOCHA LANGUAGES Learn on your own for FREEJanuary 2013 23
    24. 24. SignageJanuary 2013 24
    25. 25. The Latino Handprint: CultureJanuary 2013 25
    26. 26. CULTUREFamily Religion January 2013 26
    27. 27. Other Beliefs January 2013 27
    28. 28. Traditions January 2013 28
    29. 29. Values & Traits January 2013 29
    30. 30. Belonging Source: Hispanic and Latino Traits accessed on 12/13/2012 from: January 2013 http://www.hispanic-culture-online.com/hispanic-and-latino.html#axzz2EyuJi9lZ 30
    31. 31. WANTED! Librarians helping Latinos!January 2013 31
    32. 32. Conclusion Library services for the Latino communities in the U.S. is not an option, it is a requirement.January 2013 32
    33. 33. END OF PART 1 Milly C. Lugo mlugo@santa-ana.org Radames Suarez Radames.Suarez@queenslibrary.org January 2013 33

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