IMMIGRANTS

MLA Language Map

Submitted by: Diversity & Outreach Section, NJLA, Dec 18, 2019

Based on data from the 2000 U.S. Census, the Language Map exhibits concentrations of language speakers in zip codes and counties.

Resource Categories: 

  • IMMIGRANTS

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Immigrants

Resource Types: 

  • DIVERSITY PROGRAM & SERVICES
  • ONLINE RESOURCES

New Americans Program

Submitted by: Diversity & Outreach Section, NJLA, Dec 18, 2019

Test preparation, cultural and culturization programs, agencies, mail- a-book services, and collections in many languages at the Queens Borough Public Library. 

Resource Categories: 

  • IMMIGRANTS

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Immigrants
  • Citizenship

Resource Types: 

  • ONLINE RESOURCES

Multilingual Glossary of Terms

Submitted by: Diversity & Outreach Section, NJLA, Nov 15, 2019

Understanding library jargon—OPAC, CD-ROM, microfiche, holdings, stacks, etc.—can be difficult for anyone who is not a regular user o

Resource Categories: 

  • ETHNIC COMMUNITIES
  • IMMIGRANTS

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Multicultural
  • Multilingual
  • Immigrants
  • Asian Americans
  • Latinos

Resource Types: 

  • ONLINE RESOURCES

NJ 2-1-1 Partnership

Submitted by: Mary Kearns-Kaplan, New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center, Nov 15, 2019

Dial 211 from any phone in New Jersey 24 hours/day, 7 days/week and receive information and referral assistance for community resources, such as affordable housing, food pantries, shelters, social

Resource Categories: 

  • DIFFERENTLY ABLED
  • ETHNIC COMMUNITIES
  • IMMIGRANTS
  • IMPACTED BY HOMELESSNESS
  • OLDER ADULTS
  • OTHER

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Immigrants
  • Homelessness
  • Older Adults
  • Other
  • People with Different Abilities
  • Multicultural
  • Veterans

Resource Types: 

  • ONLINE RESOURCES
  • ORGANIZATIONS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Moller, S.C. (2001). Library services to Spanish speaking patrons: A practical guide. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited.

Submitted by: Diversity & Outreach Section, NJLA, Nov 15, 2019

“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.

Resource Categories: 

  • ETHNIC COMMUNITIES
  • IMMIGRANTS

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Latinos

Resource Types: 

  • BOOK LISTS & REVIEWS
  • DIVERSITY PROGRAM & SERVICES

Marquis, S.K. (2003). Collections and services for the Spanish-Speaking: issues and resources. Public Libraries, 42(3), 106-112.

Submitted by: Diversity & Outreach Section, NJLA, Nov 15, 2019

Strategies for highlighting materials for Spanish speaking people are informed by cultural and linguistic awareness in both technical and public services departments.

Resource Categories: 

  • ETHNIC COMMUNITIES
  • IMMIGRANTS

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Latinos

Resource Types: 

  • BOOK LISTS & REVIEWS
  • DIVERSITY PROGRAM & SERVICES

Spanish Subject Headings

Submitted by: Diversity & Outreach Section, NJLA, Nov 15, 2019

“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'

Resource Categories: 

  • ETHNIC COMMUNITIES
  • IMMIGRANTS

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Latinos

Resource Types: 

  • DIVERSITY PROGRAM & SERVICES
  • ONLINE RESOURCES

D.K. Agencies

Submitted by: Diversity & Outreach Section, NJLA, Nov 15, 2019

Termed “the Indian amazon.com,” D.K. Agencies procures books, serials, and reports in English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Tibetan, and other languages of the subcontinent.

Resource Categories: 

  • ETHNIC COMMUNITIES
  • IMMIGRANTS

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Asian Americans

Resource Types: 

  • BOOK LISTS & REVIEWS

Multicultural Books & Videos

Submitted by: Diversity & Outreach Section, NJLA, Nov 15, 2019

Books and a full range of other formats in 40 languages as well as ESOL materials, bilingual books, and dictionaries for all age groups.

Resource Categories: 

  • ETHNIC COMMUNITIES
  • IMMIGRANTS

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Multicultural

Resource Types: 

  • BOOK LISTS & REVIEWS

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