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Discussion Committee Goals & Activities 2015-16

by Crystal Lentz on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 01:51 pm

The primary goal of the committee between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 was to update the committee's name and charge.  

Current Committee Name: Library Services to the Spanish Speaking

Current Committee Charge: To improve library services to the Spanish-speaking and Hispanic culture groups at the local and national levels.

Discussion took place before, during, and after Midwinter and the new name that proposed new name and charge were:

Proposed Name: Committee on Multilingual Library Services

The primary goal of the committee between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 was to update the committee's name and charge.  

Current Committee Name: Library Services to the Spanish Speaking

Current Committee Charge: To improve library services to the Spanish-speaking and Hispanic culture groups at the local and national levels.

Discussion took place before, during, and after Midwinter and the new name that proposed new name and charge were:

Proposed Name: Committee on Multilingual Library Services

Proposed Charge: To improve library services to multilingual patrons at the local and national levels.

The proposed name and charge were presented the RSS Board during RSS Board I at Annual in San Francisco and both were approved.

Just prior to Annual, a message was sent to RUSA Standards & Guidelines about what needs to happen to update the committee's guidelines in light of the new name and charge.  The update process will get rolling in July or August 2016.

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Discussion Introducing the Committee on Multilingual Library Services

by Crystal Lentz on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 01:39 pm

At Annual 2015 in San Francisco, the RSS Board approved changing the name of the Library Services to the Spanish Speaking Committee to the Committee on Multilingual Library Services.

The RSS Board also approved changing the committee's charge from "To improve library services to the Spanish-speaking and Hispanic culture groups at the local and national levels" to "To improve library services to multilingual patrons at the local and national levels."

At Annual 2015 in San Francisco, the RSS Board approved changing the name of the Library Services to the Spanish Speaking Committee to the Committee on Multilingual Library Services.

The RSS Board also approved changing the committee's charge from "To improve library services to the Spanish-speaking and Hispanic culture groups at the local and national levels" to "To improve library services to multilingual patrons at the local and national levels."

Committee members realized that there were no other RSS committees focused on a language, so they decided to broaden the scope of the committee and its work to be more inclusive.

Next up is updating the committee's 2 sets of guidelines: "Guidelines for Library Services to Spanish-Speaking Library Users" and "Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Multilingual Collections and Services."

If anyone would like to join the committee and help with updating the guidelines, contact one or both of the committee's co-chairs, Erin Hvizdak (erin.hvizdak@wsu.edu) and Margaret Bly (jfmebly@q.com).

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Event RUSA RSS Library Services to the Spanish Speaking Committee Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Official meeting of RSS Library Services to the Spanish Speaking Committee, held in conjunction with the RSS All-Committee Meeting and Open House.

Event RSS Library Services to the Spanish Speaking Committee Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 05:17 pm

Join members of the Library Services to the Spanish Speaking Committee to discuss updating the committee charge and to create goals for the committee.

Current Committee Charge: To improve library services to the Spanish-speaking and Hispanic culture groups at the local and national levels.

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Online Doc 2014-2015 Roster

by Crystal Lentz on Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 03:41 pm

Crystal M. Lentz (Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Cynthia Robin Levine (Co-Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Barbara M. Bibel (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Mrs. Margaret E. Bly (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Erin Hvizdak (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Emily Olmstead-Rumsey (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)

Discussion 2015 Midwinter - RSS Library Services to the Spanish Speaking Meeting

by Crystal Lentz on Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 01:44 pm

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!

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 crystal.lentz@sos.wa.gov 

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

 

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