Spanish Speakers

Dancers at Norman Hispanic Gala & Festival

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.

Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.

Photo: Pioneer Library System, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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Health Websites for Spanish Speakers

 Document / Last Modified: 07 June 2017

List of useful websites to find health information for Spanish speakers. Created in conjunction with Siga Adelante health and safety workshops.

Recruiting Latino Trustees

 Document / Last Modified: 06 June 2017

Latino representation on your board of trustees can be one of the best ways for your library to have the leverage to encourage, develop, and implement the necessary services for Latinos in your community. This excerpt of the new revised edition of th...

Responding to Latino Perceptions of Libraries

 Document / Last Modified: 05 June 2017

From PLA 2010, a collection of brainstormed responses to the recommendations coming out of the Latinos & Public Library Perceptions Report.

Latinos and Public Library Perceptions

 Document / Last Modified: 24 May 2017

WebJunction partnered with the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute to produce this research report detailing the results of a six-state telephone survey of over 2,860 adult Latinos about their public library use and perceptions.

Research into practice: Latino Perception of Public Libraries

 Document / Last Modified: 05 May 2017

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.