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Online Doc 2013-2014 Roster

by Cynthia Robin Levine on Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 01:24 pm

Dana M. Lucisano (Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Dana M. Lucisano (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Ms. Milly C. Lugo-Rios (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Adriana McCleer (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)

Discussion Committee organization and charge

by Dana Lucisano on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 02:24 pm

Has anyone come forward to chair the Committee?  I might be interested; please get back to me.  Thank you.

Event Arizona Libraries: Spanish Services and Community Outreach

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

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.

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

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Event Library Services to the Spanish Speaking Committee Meeting (RUSA RSS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

Meeting of the RSS Library Services to the Spanish Speaking Committee Meeting

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Online Doc 2012-2013 Committee Roster

by Cynthia Robin Levine on Fri, May 10, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Mr. Stephen G. Marvin (Chair, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013)
Dana M. Lucisano (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Ms. Milly C. Lugo (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Adriana McCleer (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Ms. Julie Ann Robinson (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)

Discussion ALA Midwinter Discussion in Seattle 2013

by Stephen Marvin on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 10:43 am

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.

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.

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Discussion Plans for the year

by Stephen Marvin on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 09:29 am

Would like to have a discussion on services to Spanish Speaking by inviting librarian from Vancouver to present example of her work with libraries serving the Spanish Speaking.  Faviola is from Peru and has been using a technique of instruction for Mother Goose.  During a meeting with her, I discussed many aspects of developing library programs to the Spanish Speaking which I felt were of great interest.  However, perhaps the MidWinter would not draw significant attraction to this discussion.

Would like to have a discussion on services to Spanish Speaking by inviting librarian from Vancouver to present example of her work with libraries serving the Spanish Speaking.  Faviola is from Peru and has been using a technique of instruction for Mother Goose.  During a meeting with her, I discussed many aspects of developing library programs to the Spanish Speaking which I felt were of great interest.  However, perhaps the MidWinter would not draw significant attraction to this discussion.  In any event, if committee members at least could discuss with her some of the observations made, we may be able to continue with our own planning.  

Would like to also revise the Guidelines of Services to Spanish Speaking but need to verify whether in fact, the time is ripe to do so.  I will confirm with the coordinator of the guidelines to verify need to revise or learn the appropriate date to do so.

Finally, would like to review an article for publication on the work of the committee regarding the results of a survey completed last year.  The article may include more details we learn from MidWinter.

Thanks,

Stephen Marvin (smarvin@wcupa.edu)  (610-436-1068) 

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Event Library Services to the Spanish Speaking Committee Meeting (RUSA RSS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:08 am

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RSS Library Services to the Spanish Speaking Committee Meeting at the All Committee Meeting

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Event Library Services to the Spanish Speaking Committee Discussion Forum: ¿Que pasa? What's happening in U.S. library services for Spanish speakers?

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:08 am

Timezone:
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The RUSA RSS Services to the Spanish Speaking Committee recently conducted a survey on successes and challenges encountered by librarians all over the US when offering services to Spanish speaking patrons. These findings will be a starting point for a discussion led by up to three invited panelists.

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Discussion Library Services to the Spanish Speaking - Goals 2011-2012

by Gabriel Duque on Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Hi all,

The following are some proposed goals for 2011-2012.

  1. Analyze the Survey on Library Services to Spanish Speakers, recently implemented by the committee, and identify specific needs and challenges of servicing Spanish-speakers.
  2. Organize a discussion forum at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim based on the survey results.

Gabriel

 

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To improve library services to the Spanish-speaking and Hispanic culture groups at both the local and national levels.

 

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