Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Crash Course in Serving Spanish-Speakers

Avila, S. (2008). Crash Course in Serving Spanish-Speakers.
Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

This introduction will help plan for attracting this rapidly growing Spanish-speaking population into the library and library services, a major challenge to librarians in small public libraries who have no Spanish-speaking staff.

Providing services to Spanish speakers is both an honor and a challenge. Before public institutions venture into reaching out to the Spanish-speaking community, they need to become familiar with their cultural competency so that their decisions and initiatives are not at risk.
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