1. The Oregon Trail: Request
for Spanish-Language Sources
From: Amy Kinard firstname.lastname@example.org
We have an elementary school teacher seeking materials
about the Oregon Trail in Spanish. Our collection is too small
for this, and we don't find anything in our few catalogs.
Does anyone happen to have suggestions? Muchas gracias.
Jackson County Library Services
413 West Main Street
Medford, Oregon 97501
2. Cross-Border Library Forum
Hermosillo's own Elsa Benítez is on the cover of
the new Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, but that's not
the real big news from Sonora's capital city: The 11th FORO Transfronterizo
de Bibliotecas, March 15-17, will bring together librarians from
all across North America. You can view the lineup of workshops and
presentations, and register to attend, at http://victoria.ciad.mx/biblioteca/eventos/english/program.htm
3. Outreach and Extension Survey Invites
From: Tricia Oborne email@example.com
Please excuse any cross postings; I just wanted
to cover all of my bases. I am currently conducting a review of
extension services and outreach programs within public libraries
throughout the United States. In particular I am interested in finding
out more about:
-Past and existing outreach programs
-Use of volunteers in outreach and extension services
- Services and programs for different segments of the population,
including but not limited to seniors, children, ethnic populations,
disabled populations, literacy, etc.
-Organizational structure of extension services departments found
in public library systems.
For each of these topics I am also interested in funding issues,
successes and failures as well the scope of the project or services.
I would be interested in speaking with individuals involved in either
extension services or outreach programming. In addition, I am interested
in material published on the above topics or any other helpful information.
Tricia Oborne ~ Jefferson County Public Library
Temporary Head, Children's Services ~ Belmar Branch
555 S. Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226
for Info on Serving Spanish Speakers
From: Teresa Pacheco
firstname.lastname@example.org [Please note Teresa's new address]
student [SOL 52] will find a very good source of information in
Salvador Guereñas new book, Library Services to Latinos:
An Anthology. Kathleen De la Peña McCook has also written extensively
on this topic. There are many other primary resources if
she has access to Library Literature online, she can search
by keyword and retrieve a wealth of articles.
5. We Never Meta-Site We Didn't
Our friend Felipe Meneses Tello
in Mexico City (email@example.com) points us toward an excellent collection development resource,
the Internet School
Library Media Center (ISLMC) Multicultural Page. This meta-site
assembles a wide variety of resources for teachers, librarians,
parents and students looking for book reviews and the like: http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/multipub.htm
6. Cleveland Rocks! Meet Jaime Declet
From: Jaime Declet firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Jaime Declet. I am from Puerto Rico,
but I live in Cleveland, Ohio. I work for the Lorain Public
Library System in Lorain, Ohio. We have five branches, two
of which have a large Hispanic population. I was hired to
take care of the Spanish collection--both Adult and Children's--at
the main branch. It is a challenge to select for the collection,
because right now I see a need more for the practical side like
how-to books and such stuff. I know that I am going to get
a lot of criticism for doing that and not looking at the classics.
Like I said, it will be a challenge.
7. Hennepin County Library's 'Worldlinks'
From: Tammy Pineda email@example.com
Our library has added a neat new site on our Public
Home page: http://www.hclib.org/worldlinks/
The site is always being updated with more links.
[Flaco would add the adjective 'fabulous' to
8. Appeal for IT Relief in Earthquake-Ravaged
From: Prof. Jayne Spencer firstname.lastname@example.org
Please help us meet the needs of Salvadorans
who have survived the recent devastating earthquakes.
El Rescate and Computación
Sin Fronteras, two nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles,
request your support in obtaining two computers for El Rescate's
center in San Salvador, and one laptop to link communities affected
by the earthquakes this month and last.
This equipment will help rural and urban families
in El Salvador to access social and legal services, as well as communicate
with family and loved ones.
If you choose to contribute with a personal check,
please make it payable to Computación Sin Fronteras
and mail it to Professor Spencer.
Please feel free to direct inquiries to:
Jayne Spencer, UCLA Dept. of History (Latin American Studies), 10374
Mail Code 696724, Los Angeles, CA 90095-6967 / TEL (310)
Paul Padilla, UCLA Dept. of History, 6248 Bunche Hall / TEL (310)
--El Rescate, founded in 1981, serves communities
in Los Angeles and assists with legal services, community outreach,
education, immigrants' rights, and economic development. It
also provides relief to communities and families in El Salvador
with reconstruction in the wake of the recent earthquakes.
--Computación Sin Fronteras was formed in 2000
to partner with communities in creating communication technology
centers tailored to local needs.
9. Prodigy Aims to Put More Spanish Speakers
For an account of how one major ISP intends to "break
down the language barriers that have kept many Spanish-speaking
Americans away from the Internet, " see the article titled
'New Trend in Internet Services Aids Growing Online Latino Market'