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ERIC Number: ED418701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 253
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-55570-276-7
Serving Latino Communities. A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians. How-To-Do-It Manuals for Librarians, Number 80.
Alire, Camila; Archibeque, Orlando
This book provides a systematic, step-by-step process and includes practical ideas and program materials for library staff to use in their development of library services to Latinos. Designed primarily for public libraries, much of the information in the book can be adapted to school library media centers. The information in the book can also be adapted for providing services to other underserved minority communities, no matter their race or ethnicity. The book is divided into 11 chapters: (1) "The Latino Community: A Growing Clientele," an introduction to Latino culture, including ethnic terminology; (2) "Why Library Services to Latinos?"--the changing demographics of the nation's Latino population (3) "A Place to Start: Building Your Rationale"; (4) "Know Your Community"; (5)"Programs and Services for Latinos in Your Community," including examples of successful programs from libraries throughout the country; (6) "Money, Money, Who's Got the Money?"; (7) "May I Help You? The Important Role of Library Personnel"; (8) "Partnerships"; (9) "Starting a Collection for Latinos"; (10) "Outreach and Marketing/Public Relations," including tips and examples of successful promotional materials; and (11) "Resource Directory," including publications, organizations, and Internet resources. Includes an index. (Contains 27 references.) (SWC)
Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 100 Varick St., New York, NY 10013-1506 ($35);
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A