Spanish Speakers

These resources for libraries serving Spanish-speaking patrons including outreach, marketing, programming, and computer related resources. This has 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.

Most Recently Added

How to Traverse the World of Accents

Publish Date: News / 23 September 2014

Have you encountered patrons who speak perfect English but with accents you are not familiar with? Have you asked them to repeat themselves so that you can address their queries? Have you felt distressed about not being able to reach your patrons hal...

The International Language of Competencies

Publish Date: News / 3 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, ...

Employment and Training Resources for Spanish Speakers

Publish Date: News / 23 August 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 ...