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  1. 1. ¿Cómo es la biblioteca? Library Services for Hispanic Patrons in the University System of Georgia Sarah Hepler MLIS 7700
  2. 2. National and Local Increases in the Hispanic Population
  3. 3. Spanish Materials and Services in the News... <ul><li>American Libraries – Insert Pic Here </li></ul><ul><li>Public Libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CNN Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gwinnett County Budget Cuts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Denver Library Budget Cuts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Academic Libraries? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unknown </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Increases in Hispanic Enrollment: 1995-2007
  5. 5. What is “Hispanic” <ul><li>In this research proposal the term Hispanic: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Describes people who come from cultures where Spanish is the primary language spoken (excluding those from Spain). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes people descended from Spanish-speaking cultures in Latin America, South America, and the Caribbean. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In general: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The term Hispanic refers to a cultural group, not a racial or ethnic group. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Research Question <ul><li>What is the nature of library services for Hispanic students? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staffing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Results are expected to show that USG libraries do not support the needs of Hispanic students. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Literature Review <ul><li>Collection Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Types of Materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish Language </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bilingual </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on Hispanic Experience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Library Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference services and materials geared towards Hispanic patrons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer/internet access </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staffing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sympathetic, well-trained staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diverse library staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff involvement with Hispanic groups </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Methods <ul><li>Descriptive Methodological Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Population = 36 USG libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Sampling Frame = USG Institution List </li></ul><ul><li>No Sample </li></ul><ul><li>Survey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Closed and open-ended questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administered online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail invitations with hyperlink to survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot study </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Data Analysis <ul><li>Quantitative Survey Data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequency Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tables and Graphs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Illustrate the relationship between the growing number of Hispanic students in the USG and library services for Hispanic patrons </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bar Charts and Pie Charts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Qualitative Survey Data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Selected qualitative data presented textually in the results section </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Survey results are expected to show that USG libraries do not offer services to Hispanic students. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Survey Item 1: Institution Type
  11. 11. Survey Item 2: Materials
  12. 12. Survey Item 3: Services
  13. 13. Survey Item 4: Spanish-Speaking Staff
  14. 14. Survey Item 5: Diversity Training
  15. 15. Survey Item 6: Opinion Question
  16. 16. Survey Item 7: Additional Comments
  17. 17. Survey Item 7: Additional Comments <ul><li>Services and Materials are Important </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Future Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Budget Cuts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diverse User Base </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Conclusion <ul><li>USG libraries are more likely to carry Spanish-language and Hispanic-themed materials, but are they are less likely to carry bilingual materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Library services for Spanish-speaking students are extremely rare. </li></ul><ul><li>A majority of USG libraries have Spanish speakers on their staffs. </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity training is common in USG libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>USG directors are ambivalent regarding the need for Spanish-language materials in their libraries. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Questions For Future Study <ul><li>Considering the widespread support for Spanish-language and Hispanic-themed materials, why were USG libraries so much less likely to carry bilingual materials? </li></ul><ul><li>Given that the majority of USG libraries carry Spanish-language and Hispanic-themed materials, why are Spanish language services almost non-existent? </li></ul><ul><li>If 53% of USG libraries have staff that speaks Spanish, then why aren’t more libraries offering reference help and bibliographic instruction/orientation in Spanish? </li></ul><ul><li>USG library directors are overwhelmingly neutral regarding the need for Spanish-language materials and services in their libraries. Is this view warranted? </li></ul>
  20. 20. References

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