The Diverse Elders Coalition was created in 2010 to ensure that the needs and perspectives of vulnerable elders would be heard when and where it mattered.
Understanding library jargon—OPAC, CD-ROM, microfiche, holdings, stacks, etc.—can be difficult for anyone who is not a regular user of
“The Oakland Public Library (OPL) has been assigning Spanish language equivalents to Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) in its Spanish language bibliographic records since the early 1980's
Moller, S.C. (2001). Library services to Spanish speaking patrons: A practical guide. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited.
“Better serve the needs of Spanish- speaking patrons of all ages by learning about various Hispanic groups and some of the cultural differences that can lead to misunderstandings.
Marquis, S.K. (2003). Collections and services for the Spanish-Speaking: issues and resources. Public Libraries, 42(3), 106-112.
Strategies for highlighting materials for Spanish speaking people are informed by cultural and linguistic awareness in both technical and public services departments.