Understanding library jargon—OPAC, CD-ROM, microfiche, holdings, stacks, etc.—can be difficult for anyone who is not a regular user of
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
“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.
Strategies for highlighting materials for Spanish speaking people are informed by cultural and linguistic awareness in both technical and public services departments.
“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