Enhance your library's services for Spanish-speakers with PLA’s upcoming webinar
For Immediate Release
Tue, 09/27/2011 - 11:22
Contact: Amy Sargent
CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. CDT on Oct. 26, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “Building Community: Online Tools for Spanish Speakers” as part of PLA’s “Public Libraries at Work” monthly webinar series.
During this webinar, participants will learn how to create a library community that welcomes and assists Spanish speakers by blending emerging technologies and social media with in-person services such as programming and reference.
Instructor Loida Garcia-Febo, coordinator, New Americans Program, Queens (N.Y.) Library, will provide successful service examples from libraries in the U.S., Mexico, Colombia and other countries. She’ll also explore the usage of Twitter, Facebook, blogs and wikis, and will include practical ideas that each library can implement to connect with Spanish-speaking library users.
The cost to attend “Building Community: Online Tools for Spanish Speakers” is $28 (PLA Members), $31.50 (ALA Members) and $35 (Nonmembers). Groups of any size can register for $129. The deadline to register is 4:30 p.m. CDT on Oct. 24.
For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit PLA’s website at www.pla.org. PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.