This area of WebJunction offers resources for libraries serving Spanish-speaking patrons including outreach, marketing, programming, and computer related resources. The resources have grown as a result of the many experiences, successes, best practices, and strategies shared by libraries and staff from around the country who participated in WebJunction's Spanish Language Outreach Program. Your experiences, templates, and questions are all welcome here if you work to support services for Spanish speakers. See also Spanish Language Outreach Program Workshop Curriculum.
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Webinar / Last Modified: 07 November 2016
This webinar presents strategies for library outreach to and engagement with Latino and Spanish-speaking communities, laying the groundwork for successful programming.
News / Last Modified: 27 September 2016
When I was asked to review Once Upon a Cuento, Bilingual Storytimes in English and Spanish by Jamie Campbell Naidoo and Katie Scherrer, I have to confess that I was skeptical. The idea of reading and reviewing another book with samples of bilingual o...
Document / Last Modified: 17 August 2016
ALA 2009 presentation and associated resources on research exploring Latino perceptions of public libraries and their public-library use and on best practices for utilizing research to inform strategic planning, advocacy, and outreach.
Before Bilingual Storytime: Strategies for Successful Outreach to Latino and Spanish-speaking Communities
News / Last Modified: 01 August 2016
Library programs for new audiences often suffer from "if we build it, they will come" syndrome. So, if we know simply offering a new program to a new audience isn't likely to be as successful as we want, then what are strategies to ensure b...
News / Last Modified: 15 June 2016
In May, we asked library staff in our monthly Crossroads poll what their libraries are doing in the area of outreach to Spanish-speaking and Latino communities.
Of the 37 library staff who responded, the majority have explored many different w...