RUSA RSS Library Services to the Spanish Speaking (Reference Services Section) Committee
Join members of the Library Services to the Spanish Speaking Committee to discuss updating the committee charge and to create goals for the committee.
When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Where: Hilton Chicago, Conference Room 5D
Hope to see you there!
If you have any questions, contact Crystal Lentz, Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a border state, Arizona has historically had a large Spanish-speaking/Latino community. With the recent increase in immigration from Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries, library services and outreach to these communities is needed more than ever. Come learn how Yuma County Library District and Pima County Public Library have used their resources, staff skills, and community-building to provide relevant services and programming to these ever-growing communities. We will share examples of successful programming and provide strategies for making connections to your own Spanish Speaking communities. Presented by Paulina Aguirre-Clinch, Marissa Alcorta, Paula Maez, Emily Scherr, and Cecilia Tovar
We had some discussion in advance of the presentation on Mother Goose about the next step toward revising the Guidelines for Services to the Spanish Speaking - http://www.ala.org/rusa/resources/guidelines/guidespanish. Would like to request interest in serving as Chair for the new year. We have a candidate who expressed an interest during the discussion on Sunday. Please let me know and I can forward your name.
Lucia Castillo provided a very informative and interactive lively session on the program used in Canada to assist young families with social skills and engaging with the Spanish Speaking community. Vancouver is thriving with a variety of culture and languages. Less than 3% are Spanish Speaking and they all attend the Mother Goose program despite the distance they may need to travel.
A sample of her presentation has been posted on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZYrUvCWhEY
A participant in the presentation discussed alternative programs in Canada - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdqEUSG0aDk
Final portion were testimonials read by attendees of the presentation - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgJJMbXLOf8
Each video is very brief.