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Public Libraries Using Spanish

 

 

A big WHACK! on the SOL piñata today for Alfonso Reyes, Mexican thinker, poet, essayist, and one of the cofounders of the legendary Ateneo de la Juventud.  A bilingual page with a thumbnail bibliography is at

http://www.columbia.edu/~gmo9/poetry/reyes/reyesbio.html

SOL 20 Contents:

May 17 , 2000

1. Wondering about Chispa

2. Finding Chispa

3. Americanos film is also a (highly recommended) book

4. Meet Lisa Regimbal

5. Great resource for Spanish-speaking students

6. SOL's empty head

 

 

 

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1. Searching for kids' magazines

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From: Peter Fekety <feketp@mont.lib.md.usmailto:feketp@mont.lib.md.us>

We are a medium sized public library in suburban Washington, D.C., looking to subscribe to one or two children’s magazines in Spanish - we're talking anything that would appeal to grades 1-6 - we have heard of something called Chispa that comes out of Mexico, but are unable to find much information about it - any suggestions?  Thanks...

Peter Fekety

Regional Reference Librarian

Wheaton Regional Library

Wheaton, MD

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2. Chispa and hundreds of other international serials

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If you want to see Chispa online, click http://www.unam.mx/serv_hem/revistas/ninios/181/indic181.html

One place to hunt for foreign periodicals is a company called Faxon. At http://www.faxon.com/guide/default.htm you will find a tool that supports searches by country, title, and several other criteria.  Chispa is in there, along with dozens of others from Mexico; what's lacking is at this site is descriptive info.

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3. Americanos, the book

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Subject: SOL 19: El Vez, Taco Shop Poets, Pathfinders

For those who have not yet seen it, There is also a wonderful book called Americanos, available in either paperback or hardcover:

Main entry: Olmos, Edward James.

ISBN: 0316649147

Title: Americanos :

       Latino life in the United States = La vida Latina en los Estados

Unidos /

Publisher: Little, Brown, Boston :

Date of Publication: 1999.

Teresa Pacheco

Computer Services Assistant

Hall County Library

127 Main St. N.W.

Gainesville, Georgia 30501

tpacheco@mail.hall.public.lib.ga.us

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4. Meet Lisa Regimbal of Portland, OR

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From: <lisar@nethost.multnomah.lib.or.us>

My name is Lisa Regimbal and I am a librarian at Multnomah County Public Library in Portland, Oregon. Here at Multnomah County we have had a scattered approach to serving our Spanish-speaking patrons and we are trying to create a cohesive plan. I am hoping to get a lot of good ideas from this listserv.

Lisa Regimbal

Reference Librarian

Multnomah County Library

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5. Website for Spanish-speaking students

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Barbara Miller at Cal State-Fullerton has put together a terrific Spanish-language guide, El Web en Español, for students:

http://guides.library.fullerton.edu/webespa/

Some of the licensed electronic resources here are only accessible to CSF students, but nonetheless there's a wealth of good stuff at this attractive site.

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6. Oops

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From: Lillian Marrero <marrerol@library.phila.gov>

Just to let you know.  I bookmarked the SOL web page and it shows up as an "untitled document". I am sure you can fix it.

Saludos,

Lillian

[Note from a blushing Flaco:  This kind of feedback is embarrassing but welcome...in fact, I never metadata I didn't like, and I’ve added some to the page.  Thanks, Lillian.]

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SOL: Spanish in Our Libraries

 

 

Bruce Jensen  flaco@sol-plus.net
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