LibraryLinkNJ will purchase 10 individual registrations for the online, real time ALA Editions webinar “Serving Spanish Speaking Populations: An Introduction” with Millie Lugo.
Dates and Times:
This is a two-part webinar from ALA.
Part 1: Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Part 2: Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
The first 10 members to register by the deadline of 4 PM on Monday, December 10, 2012 are eligible for this discount. A waiting list is available.
Please note: sessions are not available for individual purchase.
The need to effectively serve Spanish-speaking library users is growing exponentially in the United States.
In this workshop, Milly Lugo, joined by Radames Suarez, will demonstrate how you can confidently provide Spanish-language programming, materials and library outreach regardless of your ability to speak Spanish. Lugo is a senior librarian at Santa Ana Public Library who received the 2011 Education Award
from the National Hispanic Women’s Association and is a 2012 Library Journal
Mover & Shaker; Suarez is Spanish Language Collections/Cultural Arts Librarian for the New Americans Program in Queens Library and President of the Northeast Chapter of REFORMA
This two-part workshop will cover everything from using basic Spanish phrases to communicate with library users to offering programming and materials for Spanish-speakers. Lugo and Suarez will show you the basics of serving this growing population, even if you are not a Spanish-speaker.
Facts about Spanish-speaking populations
Key cultural issues
Selection and acquisition of Spanish-language materials
Programming for Spanish-speaking communities
Useful and easy Spanish phrases
Improving resource description and resource discovery
About the Instructor:
Milly Lugo is a senior librarian and information literacy instructor at the Santa Ana Public Library (SAPL). She had more than 20 years’ experience in the private sector before joining SAPL in 2007. At SAPL she provides reference assistance to English- and Spanish-speaking library users as well as overseeing the adult Spanish-language collection, travelling to the FIL (Guadalajara, Mexico) and LIBER (Spain) book fairs to purchase titles unavailable in the U.S. She also conducts Information Literacy workshops for adult ESL students and Spanish-language computer workshops for adults. A member of the Beta Phi Mu Omega Chapter of the International Library & Information Studies Honor