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Wednesday, May 18 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bienvenido a su biblioteca / Welcome to Your Library: Removing Barriers to Serving Latinos and Spanish Speakers at Your Library

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Join Madeline Peña, Director/Principal Librarian for Community Engagement and Outreach for the Los Angeles Public Library, Nadia Rendón, Spanish Services Coordinator for the Denver Public Library, and Nicanor Diaz, Immigrant Service Manager for the Denver Public Library. In this pre-conference session we will talk about how to remove barriers to better serve your Spanish speaking community. We will talk about how to build up spaces in your libraries, strategies for creating and promoting programs for Spanish speakers and the importance of building a multicultural workforce. At the end of this interactive session you will have an action plan to take back to your library so that you can improve services to your Spanish speakers.

Learning Objectives:
How to promote library and information services to Latinos and Spanish speakers.
How to fill the gaps in services and programs for our Spanish speaking community and what are the best ways to fill those.
How to continually improve the services libraries provide to our most underserved customers.

Thanks to Utah State Library for the Uplift Grant that made this session possible!


Nicanor Diaz

Immigrant Service Manager, Denver Public Library

Madeline Peña

Director/Principal Librarian for Community Engagement and Outreach, Los Angeles Public Library

Nadia Rendón

Spanish Services Coordinator, Denver Public Library

Wednesday May 18, 2022 1:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Meridian A & E

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