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ERIC Number: ED207753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
The Spanish Speaking and Library Services: A Systematic Review and Analysis.
Haro, Roberto P.; Cabello-Argandona, Roberto
Traditional models of library service and their applicability to the Spanish-speaking community, a rapidly growing group not generally considered by policy makers, planners, and decision makers of the library profession, are examined. Topics include: discussion of terms describing Hispanic-origin people; size of Spanish-origin population; libraries and the Spanish-speaking; the environmental context of library services to Spanish speakers; conceptual models of library and information services for the Spanish-speaking; public library services and community-service-oriented models; library and information services to the Spanish-speaking academic community; employment of human resources; and manpower training and recruitment in library schools. Problems associated with inadequate library services for the Spanish-speaking community include low enrollment and poor recruitment of Spanish-speaking students in library schools; under-utilization of Spanish-speaking librarians; limited community participation in collection development and resource distribution; and limited allocation of resources. Additionally, indexing of information for, by or about the Spanish-speaking community is often culturally biased. A table showing the U.S. Spanish-origin population by type of Spanish origin (1976), and charts depicting manpower training and community participation in libraries are included. (AW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A