SURVEY OF SELECTED UNITED STATES PUBLIC LIBRARIES WITH REGARD TO SPANISH-LANGUAGE LITERACY

Please email, fax, or mail to Robin Imperial (contact information below) no later than July 9, 2003. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

 

*The term Latino will be used to refer to those persons that may also be and are often referred to as Hispanic or Spanish speaking. The term Latino may, of course, be applied to persons born in the United States as well as those born in Latin America.

  1. Your libraryís name: _________________________________________

  2. Your libraryís service population: ______________________________

  3. Approximate percentage of the
    population served that is Latino: _______________________________

  4. What percentage of the Latino population is:

    Mexican _____ Puerto Rican _____ Cuban _____

    Central American _____ South American _____  Other (Please specify) _____

  5. Is there is a consulate office that represents a
    Latin American country nearby?    Yes   No

    If so, which country? ____________________________________________

  6. Please indicate whether your library collects materials in Spanish and if so, which of the following categories, formats, or types are collected:

    1. Books for adults

      1. Works of fiction for adults    Yes   No

      2. Nonfiction for adults    Yes   No

      3. Materials specifically for adults
        with lower reading levels (please describe)    Yes   No

              B.    Books for children

    a. Works of fiction for children    Yes   No
    b. Materials specifically for children
    who are learning/beginning to read
    (please describe)    Yes   No
    c. Nonfiction for children    Yes   No
    d. Materials specifically for children
    who are learning/beginning to read
    (please describe)    Yes   No

  1. Magazines for adults       Yes   No

  2. Magazines for children       Yes   No

  3. Newspapers or other periodicals       Yes   No

  4. Fotonovelas       Yes   No

  5. Materials of any format (print, audio,
    video, etc.) for learning English that
    include Spanish-language content       Yes   No

  6. Library web pages or links from the
    libraryís web pages with
    Spanish-language content       Yes   No

  7. Audio books or books on Compact Disc       Yes   No

  8. Music on Compact Disc       Yes   No

  9. Videos or DVDís       Yes   No

  10. Computer applications       Yes   No

  11. Electronic resources available from
    library computer stations or remotely
    with or without authentication       Yes   No

  12. Other (Please specify): __________________________________

7. What percentage of the staff speaks Spanish?

8. What percentage of the staff reads Spanish?

9. Are story times or other childrenís programming presented either bilingually in Spanish and English or in Spanish offered by your library?    Yes   No

  If so, how often are they offered (for example, weekly, monthly, quarterly) and for which age group(s)? ______________________________________________

10. Are programs for adults presented either bilingually in Spanish and English or in Spanish offered by your library?   Yes   No

  If so, how often are they offered (for example, weekly, monthly, quarterly)?
______________________________________________

11. Does your library offer Spanish reading instruction or tutoring for either children or adults either as a library service or in collaboration with other agencies (for example, the library might provide space and/or materials while another community agency may provide administration and staffing)? Please describe as fully as possible.

12. Please list or describe any other collections, services, programs, or means by which your library supports Spanish-language literacy. Please be specific.

 

Thank you for providing this information.

Robin Imperial, Wake County Public Libraries

East Regional Library

946 Steeple Square Court

Knightdale NC 27545

TEL: 919 217 5318

FAX: 919 217 5327

rimperial@co.wake.nc.us