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.
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Publish Date: News / 15 September 2023
Storytimes can be transformative for children, offering them the chance to imagine possible futures for themselves. This begins with the stories you include. Look around your community and consider which books in your collection reflect the experienc...
Publish Date: News / 23 August 2023
When people think about how libraries support literacy, the first thing that comes to mind is often a children’s storytime or a bustling summer reading program. At Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library in Caldwell, Texas, you’ll certainly find these pro...
Publish Date: Webinar / 22 August 2023
In this session, learn about free and trustworthy financial literacy resources developed specifically for new immigrants and refugees.
Publish Date: News / 22 September 2022
The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that 67.3 million Americans speak a language other than English at home, a number that has more than doubled since 1990. That’s a huge number with powerful implications for social institutions, including l...
Publish Date: News / 6 February 2022
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 ...
Publish Date: Webinar / 17 July 2018
In this webinar, presented in collaboration with TechSoup for Libraries, learn how Halifax Public Libraries uses asset mapping to identify immigrant community needs and develop responsive programs and services.
Publish Date: Webinar / 12 October 2017
This webinar focuses on how to research, plan, and deliver storytimes in languages other than English, even when you don't speak the language.
Publish Date: News / 6 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...
Before Bilingual Storytime: Strategies for Successful Outreach to Latino and Spanish-speaking Communities
Publish Date: News / 14 July 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...
Publish Date: Webinar / 7 July 2016
This webinar presents strategies for library outreach to and engagement with Latino and Spanish-speaking communities, laying the groundwork for successful programming.