Nationwide, Latino communities continue to grow. The Census Bureau reports that the U.S. Hispanic population is now 50.5 million–a 43% growth from the previous census–and that one in four people under the age of 18 is Latino. Even in the face of this significant growth, bringing Latinos into the library in our communities still remains an uphill battle that has stumped many a librarian.
ASCLA can help! Take the first step towards engaging this community with your library by attending our upcoming webinar “Creating a Latino Friendly Library”. This 90-minute online presentation will introduce practical and simple techniques that libraries of all sizes can use to begin the process of making Latinos feel welcome and comfortable in the library. Participants will learn how to work with and challenge the language and cultural barriers that keep Latinos from using the library.
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Webinar: Creating a Latino Friendly Library
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 2:00 – 3:30pm Central Time
Who Should Attend: Anyone whose library serves Latino/Spanish-speaking populations and who is interested in implementing a plan to bring more Latinos into the library and make them feel welcome.
Instructor: Yolanda J. Cuesta, lead consultant at Cuesta MultiCultual Consulting
Registration: starts at $40 for ASCLA members.
Group rates are available! Single-login group rates are $99; multiple login group rates are $38/person, minimum 2 people. More information here.
Questions about registration? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 545-2433, option 5