Beyond Bilingual Storytime and ESL: Digging Deeper into Your Spanish Speaking Community
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 707/709/711
Do you want to move beyond the basic Bilingual Storytime and ESL program to serve your Spanish speaking community? This session will assist you with identifying an underserved segment of the community and developing an outreach plan. Speakers will give unique examples of outreach to underserved Spanish speaking communities and solicit audience participation. You will leave this session with an outreach toolkit and network of like-minded public librarians.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Identify an underserved Spanish speaking segment of your community for an outreach focus.
2: Gain outreach ideas from other librarians that you can implement in your library.
3: Develop an outreach plan to reach an underserved Spanish speaking group in your community.
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 2: People with some knowledge, who want to increase their understanding.
This session will have: High interaction: facilitated discussion; small group discussion; hands-on activity
Tags: Marketing/Advocacy, Collaboration, Diversity, International Issues, Outreach Services, Transforming Libraries
Adriana (Ady) Huertas, Manager, Pauline Foster Teen Center
San Diego Public Library, San Diego, CA
Adriana is the Co-Chair of the Seguimos Creando Enlaces Committee, which has put on four bi-national conferences. She has been involved with the local chapter of Reforma for 9 years, and has held leadership positions including President in 2013. She is currently the International Relations Committee Chair for Reforma National. Ms. Huertas is a Spectrum Scholar and grant recipient, Eureka fellow, and has received a Reforma scholarship and the Public Library Staff Education Program Award.
Zoe Jarocki, Undergraduate Success Librarian
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Simone Groene-Nieto, Librarian
Denver Public Library, DENVER, CO
Simone is the coordinator of Spanish technology classes at Denver Public Library's Community Technology Center, helping to create, teach and promote the classes to Denver's Spanish speakers. Simone is also active in REFORMA's Colorado chapter, where she has served as vice president and president. She played a lead role in developing REFORMA Colorado's annual mini-conference, a learning event on ways that library workers can grow and strengthen their services to Latinos and Spanish speakers.