ALA Editions Webinar “Serving Spanish-Speaking Populations: An Introduction”

Event Information


Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Event Type: 

Continuing Education - Webinar

Event Category: 

Customer Service
Professional/Personal Development

CEU Hours: 





LibraryLinkNJ is subsidizing the cost for 10 individual members to take this online training from the American Library Association.  The price to you is just $20! That’s almost a 75% discount off the list price of $75.

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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.

Program Description:

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.
Topics include:
  • 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


Online Access Information:

After the registration deadline, LibraryLinkNJ will assign a "seat" for the webinar from ALA to each particpant.  We will provide ALA with particpant contact information. ALA will then send confirmation and all information needed to access the webinar directly to the participant's email.

Further technical information is at the ALA TechSource FAQ page.

This webinar is hosted by ALA and no one at LibraryLinkNJ can help you with technical problems, so please follow the instructions from ALA and read everything carefully in advance of the first class.

Once you have received instructions from ALA and have any questions about access, you can contact Dan Freeman at ALA - or call him at 312-280-5413.

Registration Information



Deadline for Registration is 4 PM on Monday, December 10, 2012.  A waiting list will be available.

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