SOL 16 Contents:
1. Help! Need (young) teen 'zines!
I sent a request which I never found in the SOL digest and wonder if it was
lost in the outage. We are looking for recommendations for periodicals in
Spanish for 5th-6th grade girls. The magazines we have for teens seem too
sophisticated for this age.
Marge Fauver, Librarian
Eastside Branch, Santa Barbara Public Library
1102 E. Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Phone 805-963-3727, Fax 617-344-0433
[See SOL 13 for Marge's original
question, and please let us know what you think. For this audience that
might be a little young for Tú and Eres, are there good
magazines in Spanish ?]
2. New Spanish-language pathfinder available
The pathfinder mentioned in SOL 5 has taken up residence on OCLC's CORC
server. In the long run, that's a good thing which will enhance its accessibility and useful life. The
down side is that it will not "go live" until this summer.
I have however placed a working version on the Web. You can get to it via
the SOL homepage or at this URL:
Please feel free to modify and use this pathfinder in any way you
wish. I kept down to a size I feel users would find manageable, so
undoubtedly you will see good items missing. I hope you will send
suggestions and favorite sites; I'll be happy to modify both versions of the
pathfinder, and even create new, specialized ones in CORC, if there is an
expressed demand. So, con toda confianza, let me know what you
3. Meet Laurie Willis and help her with a Cinco de Mayo bookmark
From: Laurie Willis LaurieW@ci.hayward.ca.us
Thank you for your warm welcome to SOL. The SOL website is quite helpful, and I
hope that the list will also be helpful and interesting.
By way of introduction: I am a cataloger at Hayward Public Library in Hayward,
California. I have been here for not quite six months, so I am still finding my
way around. One of my primary responsibilities is the care and feeding of the
Spanish language collection. (Which includes not only cataloging, but
selection, weeding, etc.) I am learning about selection tools, distributors and
sources, Spanish subject heading lists, and the likes and dislikes of the
Spanish-speaking community. I'll be looking forward to hearing what others are
doing with all of these.
I am currently attempting to design a Spanish bookmark which we can hand out at
the local Cinco de Mayo celebration to advertise the library. Does anyone have
any graphics/ideas that I could "borrow"?
4. Pupusas in Washington, DC: Meet Peter Fekety
From: Peter Fekety <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hola...stumbled across your website via Librarian's Index to the Internet and
have enjoyed what I've seen so far - please sign me up for your online
discussion list - I'm in a public library in suburban
Washington, DC, which serves a huge Latino population - primarily Salvadoran,
but from all over - and I'm always looking for ideas/help in finding ways to
serve them - thanks - Peter Fekety
5. Yes, they lend books in Venezuela
From: Henry Georget <email@example.com>
Yo soy de Venezuela y te aseguro que la Biblioteca da los libros en préstamo
circulante, siempre y cuando tengas carnet de usuario. Por lo menos era así
hasta 1994, cuando me vine a vivir a los Estados unidos.
I'm from Venezuela, and I can assure you that the library lends books out to
cardholders. At any rate that's how it was in 1994, when I moved up here
to live in the US.
6. And speaking of Venezuela...
Which Venezuelan writer/educator/politician coined the phrase "magical
realism" (realismo mágico) in 1946? A free book to the first