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.
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.
Questions about registration? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.ala.org/ascla.