Creating a Latino Friendly Library

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.

Event Details:
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

or (800) 545-2433, option 5

ASCLA—the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies—is a division of ALA. Learn more and become a member at