ERIC Number: EJ711466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-15
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Mi Casa Es Su Casa: Sandra Tauler--City Librarian, Calexico, CA
Library Journal, v130 n5 pS15 Mar 2005
Sandra Tauler has tailored her collection and services to the needs of a community that is 97 percent Hispanic. Unfortunately, that's only half the job. The other half is getting potential users through the door. The solution Tauler and other Imperial Valley librarians came up with was Proyecto Televista. With LSTA funding, and the assistance of local Spanish-language media networks, Tauler and her colleagues got well-known Hispanic celebrities to participate in a series of interactive videoconferences. Local affiliates not only helped them make the necessary contacts but also publicized the teleconferences. The programs, shown in four area libraries, have attracted hundreds of viewers. Tauler's figures show that first-time library visitors made up at least a quarter of each audience. Once they're in her building, Tauler shows them the library's Spanish-language materials and services, e.g., Internet classes and English-language literacy programs. This article summarizes the accomplishments of Sandra Tauler a librarian in Calexico, California.
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Librarians, Library Services, Library Networks, Outreach Programs, Hispanic Americans, Spanish Speaking
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: California