North Carolina Library Association October 7, 2011
Libros en Espanol Para Ninos: <ul><li>Building A Children's Latino Book Collection  </li></ul><ul><li>By Rebecca B. Vargha...
Information and Library Science Library at UNC <ul><li>http://sils.unc.edu/library </li></ul><ul><li>97,502 volumes in col...
Where UNC Graduates Work <ul><li>Academic libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Public Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>School Media Cent...
Diverse Collection <ul><li>Demand for more materials  </li></ul><ul><li>Local schools </li></ul><ul><li>Changing populatio...
Library Collection Range <ul><li>Computer programming to children’s collection </li></ul>
Children’s Collection Range <ul><li>Board books to chapter books </li></ul>
Growth in the Spanish Language Materials <ul><li>More than 500 titles… </li></ul>
Cultural Diversity Questions <ul><li>Does this book make a positive contribution to understanding? </li></ul><ul><li>Is th...
Pepita Talks Twice
Advantages <ul><li>Picture book </li></ul><ul><li>Multicultural in nature </li></ul><ul><li>Being bilingual from child’s p...
Why do we encourage good literature? <ul><li>Literature entertains </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages exploration </li></ul><ul>...
Why collect Spanish materials for UNC?
SILS Library Reading Room
Pew Hispanic Center Statistics <ul><li>North Carolina saw increase in Latino population of nearly 400% from 1990 to 2000 <...
More Recent Statistics <ul><li>According to U.S. Census Bureau </li></ul><ul><li>As of April 1, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>50....
According to the Pew Hispanic Center <ul><li>Latino population is the nation’s largest minority group </li></ul><ul><li>Wi...
Jalapeño Bagels by Natasha Wing
Jalapeno Bagels <ul><li>For ages 4-7 </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnically diverse family </li></ul><ul><li>Full page watercolor il...
How do you begin building your collection?
Considerations in Collection Building <ul><li>Budget and future funding sources: </li></ul>
Other Factors <ul><li>Space and Staffing </li></ul>
Another Vital Question <ul><li>Who is your intended audience? </li></ul>
El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros <ul><li>Poet and children’s book author,  </li></ul><ul><li>Pat Mora </li></ul><u...
Folklore and Fairy Tales
Storytelling <ul><li>Taught as graduate class at UNC in library science </li></ul><ul><li>Collection of Spanish materials ...
Why Stories? <ul><li>Oral traditions are foundation of written stories </li></ul><ul><li>Building blocks for reading </li>...
Little Gold Star
Challenges and Opportunities <ul><li>U.S. Spanish book market is one part of equation </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s books i...
Translations <ul><li>What is the quality? </li></ul><ul><li>Berenstain Bears—prolific </li></ul><ul><li>What about the con...
Tools for Collection Development <ul><li>Reviews and Prizes </li></ul><ul><li>Core Collection Lists in this book: </li></u...
Standard Sources <ul><li>School Library Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Multicultural Review </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cincop...
Isabel Schon’s Criteria <ul><li>Literary Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Artistic Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Reader Appeal </li><...
Other Factors <ul><li>Binding </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Sensitivity </li></ul>
Gary Soto
Parrot in the Oven : Mi Vida
Alternative Collection Techniques <ul><li>Texas Library Association Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Guadalajara Book Fair </l...
Further Reading <ul><li>Galda, Lee and Bernice E. Cullinan  Literature and the Child  (5 th  ed. 2002) </li></ul><ul><li>h...
 
Contact Information <ul><li>Rebecca B. Vargha </li></ul><ul><li>SILS Library </li></ul><ul><li>115-B Manning Hall CB#3364 ...
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  1. 1. North Carolina Library Association October 7, 2011
  2. 2. Libros en Espanol Para Ninos: <ul><li>Building A Children's Latino Book Collection </li></ul><ul><li>By Rebecca B. Vargha </li></ul><ul><li>University of North Carolina, </li></ul><ul><li>Chapel Hill </li></ul>
  3. 3. Information and Library Science Library at UNC <ul><li>http://sils.unc.edu/library </li></ul><ul><li>97,502 volumes in collection </li></ul><ul><li>Largest library and information science collection in the Southeastern United States </li></ul><ul><li>Only children’s collection on campus </li></ul>
  4. 4. Where UNC Graduates Work <ul><li>Academic libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Public Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>School Media Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Corporations </li></ul><ul><li>Non-profits </li></ul><ul><li>Federal government </li></ul>
  5. 5. Diverse Collection <ul><li>Demand for more materials </li></ul><ul><li>Local schools </li></ul><ul><li>Changing population patterns </li></ul>
  6. 6. Library Collection Range <ul><li>Computer programming to children’s collection </li></ul>
  7. 7. Children’s Collection Range <ul><li>Board books to chapter books </li></ul>
  8. 8. Growth in the Spanish Language Materials <ul><li>More than 500 titles… </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cultural Diversity Questions <ul><li>Does this book make a positive contribution to understanding? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the culture portrayed accurately? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the book avoid stereotypes? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Pepita Talks Twice
  11. 11. Advantages <ul><li>Picture book </li></ul><ul><li>Multicultural in nature </li></ul><ul><li>Being bilingual from child’s point of view </li></ul><ul><li>Beautiful illustrations </li></ul>
  12. 12. Why do we encourage good literature? <ul><li>Literature entertains </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Contributes to language growth </li></ul><ul><li>New vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Better readers </li></ul><ul><li>Better writers </li></ul><ul><li>**Value of literature defined by Galda & Cullinan in Literature and the Child. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Why collect Spanish materials for UNC?
  14. 14. SILS Library Reading Room
  15. 15. Pew Hispanic Center Statistics <ul><li>North Carolina saw increase in Latino population of nearly 400% from 1990 to 2000 </li></ul>
  16. 16. More Recent Statistics <ul><li>According to U.S. Census Bureau </li></ul><ul><li>As of April 1, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>50.5 million Latino which is 16% of the total population of 308.7 million people </li></ul>
  17. 17. According to the Pew Hispanic Center <ul><li>Latino population is the nation’s largest minority group </li></ul><ul><li>Will triple in size </li></ul><ul><li>Will account for majority of U.S. population growth from 2005 through 2050. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Jalapeño Bagels by Natasha Wing
  19. 19. Jalapeno Bagels <ul><li>For ages 4-7 </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnically diverse family </li></ul><ul><li>Full page watercolor illustrations </li></ul><ul><li>Glossary of Spanish and Yiddish terms </li></ul>
  20. 20. How do you begin building your collection?
  21. 21. Considerations in Collection Building <ul><li>Budget and future funding sources: </li></ul>
  22. 22. Other Factors <ul><li>Space and Staffing </li></ul>
  23. 23. Another Vital Question <ul><li>Who is your intended audience? </li></ul>
  24. 24. El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros <ul><li>Poet and children’s book author, </li></ul><ul><li>Pat Mora </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.texasdia.org/toolkit.html </li></ul>
  25. 25. Folklore and Fairy Tales
  26. 26. Storytelling <ul><li>Taught as graduate class at UNC in library science </li></ul><ul><li>Collection of Spanish materials began as a natural direction </li></ul><ul><li>Folklore from a global perspective </li></ul>
  27. 27. Why Stories? <ul><li>Oral traditions are foundation of written stories </li></ul><ul><li>Building blocks for reading </li></ul>
  28. 28. Little Gold Star
  29. 29. Challenges and Opportunities <ul><li>U.S. Spanish book market is one part of equation </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s books in Spanish from Mexico, Central and South America </li></ul><ul><li>Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Caribbean </li></ul>
  30. 30. Translations <ul><li>What is the quality? </li></ul><ul><li>Berenstain Bears—prolific </li></ul><ul><li>What about the content? </li></ul><ul><li>How do publisher’s decide which books to translate into Spanish? </li></ul><ul><li>Is this a popularity contest? </li></ul>
  31. 31. Tools for Collection Development <ul><li>Reviews and Prizes </li></ul><ul><li>Core Collection Lists in this book: </li></ul><ul><li>Libros Esenciales: Building, Marketing and Programming a Core Collection of Spanish Language Children’s Materials written by Tim Wadham </li></ul><ul><li>Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>ISBN 9781555705756 </li></ul>
  32. 32. Standard Sources <ul><li>School Library Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Multicultural Review </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cincopuntos.com/bilingual.sstg </li></ul>
  33. 33. Isabel Schon’s Criteria <ul><li>Literary Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Artistic Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Reader Appeal </li></ul><ul><li>Translation Quality </li></ul>
  34. 34. Other Factors <ul><li>Binding </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Sensitivity </li></ul>
  35. 35. Gary Soto
  36. 36. Parrot in the Oven : Mi Vida
  37. 37. Alternative Collection Techniques <ul><li>Texas Library Association Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Guadalajara Book Fair </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher’s Catalogs </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul>
  38. 38. Further Reading <ul><li>Galda, Lee and Bernice E. Cullinan Literature and the Child (5 th ed. 2002) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nea.org/grants/29510.htm </li></ul><ul><li>50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know… </li></ul>
  39. 40. Contact Information <ul><li>Rebecca B. Vargha </li></ul><ul><li>SILS Library </li></ul><ul><li>115-B Manning Hall CB#3364 </li></ul><ul><li>University of North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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