ERIC Number: ED225784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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Developing Library and Information Services for Americans of Hispanic Origin.
Haro, Robert P.
Emphasizing public, school, and academic libraries, the book provides information on library and information services for Hispanics. Topics of the 10 chapters include: the geographical distribution and concentrations, attitudes, and pertinent sociocultural factors of Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Latinos; assessment of an Hispanic community and development of appropriate library and information services tuned to its specific needs; library programs developed for Hispanic groups; experiences of Puerto Ricans on the Island and on the mainland; library encounters in the Sacramento and San Jose metropolitan areas; Mexican American and Chicano attitudes toward libraries; library acquisitions, technical processing, and training; bilingual/bicultural education and library services; book selection for Hispanic children; library staff and service programs; building and site considerations; community relations and the library board; library education; library collections and informational services for Hispanic students in community and four-year colleges and universities; evaluation of library staff, holdings, and services; and domestic and international implications regarding library and information services for Spanish-speaking people. A selected bibliography lists 226 monographs, articles, chapters, and serials. Appendices include a listing of 79 domestic distributors and publishers of Hispanic materials, sample questions for library survey use, and a discussion of the structured interview methodology. (NQA)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Bilingual Education, Community Attitudes, Community Information Services, Community Relations, Community Study, Cubans, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Distribution, Financial Support, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Interviews, Latin Americans, Library Acquisition, Library Collections, Library Services, Library Surveys, Mexican Americans, Personnel Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Public Libraries, Puerto Ricans, Questionnaires, School Libraries
Scarecrow Press, Inc., P.O. Box 656, Metuchen, NJ 08840 ($17.50).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Books
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