Building Community: Online Tools for Spanish Speakers

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  • … .hear other people’s stories...
  • You are looking at some other successful coping skills programs working closely with community partners. A doctor from Elmhurst Hospital spoke in Spanish about prevention, detection, and treatment of diabetes. 25 persons attended and they were screened by staff of Elmhurst Hospital. And it turned out that two persons needed immediate medical attention! See how a library can change their lives?
  • ¡Yo soy Queens Library! “ I am your Queens Library” used on bus shelters and buses throughout Queens-putting a friendly Spanish speaking face on the library.
  • La carte de la bibliotheque est gratuit et vous donne acces, non seulement aux livres, CDs et DVDs, mais aussi des classes et des spectacles et l'Internet.
  • Building Community: Online Tools for Spanish Speakers

    1. 1. Building Community: Online Tools for Spanish Speakers Loida Garcia-Febo Coordinator, New Americans Program Queens Library
    2. 2. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/03/24/national/main20046755.shtml
    3. 3. US Census 2010 50.5 million - Hispanic population in the USA 16.3% of the nation's total population 43% increase from 2000 to 2010 http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb11-ff18.html
    4. 5. PEW Hispanic Center Report: U.S. Hispanic Country-of-Origin Counts for Nation, Top 30 Metropolitan Areas http://pewhispanic.org/files/reports/142.pdf
    5. 6. Number of States in which Hispanics were the largest minority groups: 25 Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho , Illinois, Iowa , Kansas , Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska , Nevada, New Hampshire , New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma , Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah , Vermont , Washington and Wyoming . http.//www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/income_wealth/cb10-144.html
    6. 7. 2009 American Survey Data in PEW Hispanic Center Report: U.S. Hispanic Country-of-Origin Counts for Nation, Top 30 Metropolitan Areas http://pewhispanic.org/files/reports/142.pdf
    7. 9. IFLA/ Multicultural Communities: Guidelines for Library Services – Page 3 http://www.ifla.org/files/library-services-to-multicultural-populations/publications/multicultural-communities-en.pdf
    8. 10. UNESCO Public Library Manifesto <ul><li>The services of the public library are provided on the basis of equality of access for all, regardless of age, race, sex, religion, nationality, language or social status. Specific services and materials must be provided for those who cannot, for whatever reason, use the regular services and materials, for example linguistic minorities, people with disabilities or people in hospital or prison. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.unesco.org/webworld/libraries/manifestos/libraman.html </li></ul>
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    11. 14. Reaching out to our Diverse Communities
    12. 31. Spanish Language “Faces” Campaign
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    14. 37. [email_address] @loidagarciafebo

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