Spanish Speakers

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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.

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The International Language of Competencies

 News / Last Modified: 03 June 2014

WebJunction's Competency Index for the Library Field was conceived primarily as a foundation of knowledge, skills and attitudes for U. S. public libraries. Since the first publication in 2009 and continuing with the updated 2014 edition, the...

Assisting Patrons When You Don't Speak the Same Language

 Document / Last Modified: 08 May 2014

Ideally every library would have staff who could speak the languages represented in their community. The reality is that library staff are often called upon to serve patrons who speak another language. Here are resources that can help.

Mission Critical-Services to Spanish Speakers

 Webinar / Last Modified: 03 February 2014

Archive and associated resources for May 26, 2010, webinar with Emily Klopstein, Loida Garcia-Febo and Carol Brey-Casiano on library services and ways to advocate for services to Spanish speakers.

Employment and Training Resources for Spanish Speakers

 News / Last Modified: 10 September 2013

As part of an ongoing collaboration with the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOL/ETA) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), WebJunction is pleased to update you on employment and training resources ...