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Online Tools for Spanish Speakers: Innovation from Academic and Public Libraries

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Online Tools for Spanish Speakers: Innovation from Academic and Public Libraries. Presented during The 2nd Joint Conference of Librarians of Color 2012. Kansas City, MO. September 2012.

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Online Tools for Spanish Speakers: Innovation from Academic and Public Libraries

  1. 1. Online Tools for Spanish Speakers:Innovation from Academic and Public Libraries Loida Garcia-Febo loidagarciafebo@gmail.com http://loidagarciafebo.wordpress.com/ Joint Conference of Librarians of Color 2012
  2. 2. ♥Bibliotecas
  3. 3. Role and Purpose As libraries serve diverse interests and communities, they function aslearning, cultural, and information centers. In addressing cultural and linguistic diversity, library services are driven by their commitment to the principles of fundamental freedoms and equity of access to information and knowledge for all, in the respect of cultural identity and values. IFLA Multicultural Library Manifesto, 2008. 4
  4. 4. Facts12.99 % of the U.S. population is foreign-born. 1 in 6 Americans is Hispanic. (16% of the total population) 21% of the U.S. population speak another language.
  5. 5. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/03/24/national/main20046755.shtml 6
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  7. 7. http://www.pewhispanic.org/
  8. 8. who where what 10
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  10. 10. General Services Include: Collections & Programming
  11. 11. http://money.lapl.org/money
  12. 12. http://www.hplct.org/library-services/immigration-citizenship
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  14. 14. Mail-A-BookLibros por Correo
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  16. 16. Reaching out to our Diverse Communities 23
  17. 17. http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1681/latino-digital-divide-native-born-vs-foreign-born
  18. 18. Access to information ↓ Jobs ↓ Health ↓ Connect with people
  19. 19. Access to Information Saves Lives!
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  34. 34. Recommendations Plan Staff Policies Translations 46
  35. 35. 47Martin Regional Library, Tulsa,Oklahoma
  36. 36. Brooklyn Public Library, 48New York
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  41. 41. LinksIFLAUNESCO Multicultural Manifestohttp://www.ifla.org/publications/iflaunesco-multicultural-library-manifestoLos Angeles Public Library, Español http://www.lapl.org/espanol/Multicutural Communities: Guidelines for Library Services, 3rd editionhttp://www.ifla.org/publications/multicultural-communities-guidelines-for-library-services-3rd-editionPEW Research Center Latino Digital Divide: Native Born vs. Foreign Bornhttp://pewresearch.org/pubs/1681/latino-digital-divide-native-born-vs-foreign-bornPEW Research Center Latinos and Digital Technology, 2010http://www.pewhispanic.org/2011/02/09/latinos-and-digital-technology-2010/PEW Research Center, PEW Internet and American Life Project Digital Dividehttp://pewinternet.org/topics/Digital-Divide.aspx?typeFilter=5Queens Library en Español in Facebook http://www.facebook.com/queenslibraryespanolUNESCO Public Library Manifestohttp://www.unesco.org/webworld/libraries/manifestos/libraman.html
  42. 42. Online Tools for Spanish Speakers Loida Garcia-FeboJoint Conference of Librarians of Color 2012 Thank You! loidagarciafebo@gmail.com 54 Twitter: @loidagarciafebo

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