Library Services for Multicultural Patrons: Strategies to Encourage Library Use

Library Services for Multicultural Patrons: Strategies to Encourage Library Use

By: Kim Becnel (editor), Carol Smallwood (editor)Paperback

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Library Services for Multicultural Patrons provides librarians of all types who want to better serve the multicultural groups in their communities with easy-to-implement suggestions for collaborative efforts, many rich and diverse programming ideas, strategies for improving reference services and library instruction to speakers of English as a second language, marketing and promotional tips designed to welcome multicultural patrons into the library, and much more.

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Carol Smallwood has worked as a public library systems administrator and consultant, and in school, academic, and special libraries. She has authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited several books, including Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook (2010), How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian (Scarecrow, 2011), and Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers, and Related Materials (Scarecrow, 2012). Her articles have appeared in numerous journals, including American Libraries. Kim Becnel is assistant professor of library science at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Becnel teaches and researches in the areas of public library management, youth services, and children's literature. Her work has appeared in Middle Management in Academic and Public Libraries (2011), Library Management Tips that Work (2011), Diversity in Youth Literature: Opening Doors Through Reading (2012) and Public Libraries.


Dedication Foreword Acknowledgments Preface Part I: Getting Organized and Finding Partners Chapter 1: Becoming a Multicultural Services Library: A Guided Journey to Serving Diverse Populations Donna Walker and Padma Polepeddi Chapter 2: No Surprise, Community Engagement Works Theresa Beaulieu Chapter 3: International Advisory Committee at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Meryle A. Leonard Chapter 4: The Gathering Place: A Multicultural Experience at the Joseph F. Smith Library Zoia Adam-Falevai and Becky DeMartini Chapter 5: Partnerships Linking Cultures: Multicultural Librarianship in British Columbia's Public Libraries Allan Cho and Con Ada Chapter 6: The Bridge: Librarians Collaborate with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, a Division of Student Affairs Fantasia Thorne and Kimberly Williams Part II: Reaching Students Chapter 7: Connecting Native American Students to Cline Library Amy Hughes and Carissa Tsosie Chapter 8: Delivering Library Instruction in a Native Language LaVentra E. Danquah and Wendy G. Wu Chapter 9: The Role of Teacher-Librarians in Encouraging Library Use by Multicultural Patrons Danielle M. Colbert-Lewis and Sean C.D. Colbert-Lewis, Sr. Chapter 10: Expanding Services to International Students and Scholars at Midsized and Small Universities and Colleges Amauri Serrano and Beth Cramer Chapter 11: Reaching Out to International Students at the University of Lethbridge Library Nicole Eva Chapter 12: The Solo Career College Librarian: Reaching Out to Non-Traditional Students Alice Graves Chapter 13: Serving Diverse Populations: Outreach to Chinese and African American Users Kelly Rhodes McBride and Xiaorong Shao Part III: Community Connections Chapter 14: The Community Speaks for Itself: Indigenous Speakers in the Labriola National American Indian Data Center Joyce Martin Chapter 15: Connecting with Multicultural Teens (and their Families by Extension) Ashley Ansah Chapter 16: Soy Culto! Connecting with the Hispanic Population Joyce Nutta and Julie Ventura Chapter 17: Fotonovelas and Historietas: Adult Comic Books from Mexico in American Libraries Cynthia Houston Chapter 18: Reaching Out Through Graphic Novels Mike Buono Part IV: Applying Technology Chapter 19: The Multilingual Glossary Project and My Language: Two Online Programs to Assist Libraries to Deliver Services to Multicultural Patrons Oriana Acevedo and Nicky Lo Bianco Chapter 20: Developing a Job Help and Computer Skills Program for Recent Immigrants Nyssa Densley and Heather Ross Chapter 21: Opening the World: Creating a Multilingual Video to Introduce Library Services to Refugees and Immigrants Judy Anghelescu Chapter 22: Virtual Services to Latinos and Spanish Speakers Audrey Barbakoff and Kristina Gomez Chapter 23: Web-Based Language Technologies Frans Albarillo Part V: Outreach Initiatives Chapter 24: "If You Build It, [They] Will Come": Actively Inviting Multicultural Users to Academic Libraries by Offering Family Literacy Workshops Ladislava Khailova Chapter 25: Community Family Literacy Programs at the Azusa City Library Maria A. Pacino Chapter 26: An Oral History Guide Mark Donnelly Chapter 27: Librarians' Role as Educators in Promoting Library Resources for Multicultural Patrons While Advancing a National Health Initiative LaVentra E. Danquah and Wendy G. Wu Chapter 28: Programs, Signage, and the Kitchen Sink: Attracting Multicultural Patrons to School Libraries Kris Baughman and Rebecca Marcum Parker Part VI: Programming and Events Chapter 29: Raising Awareness in Academic Libraries with Multicultural Exhibits, Installations and Decorations Fantasia Thorne and Kimberly Williams Chapter 30: Bridging the Gap: Exploring the Racial Divide in Louisiana Derek Mosley and April Grey Chapter 31: Cafe a las Siete/ Coffee at Seven: Cross-cultural Programming at a Public Library Diana J. Lennon Chapter 32: So You Think You Can Write? Programming That Encourages Creativity April Grey and Derek Mosley Chapter 33: English Conversation Clubs at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Staci Falkowitz Part VII: Reference Services Chapter 34: Active Listening Without Visual Cues: Phone Reference Tips for ESL Learners Erika Bennet and Erin Brothen Chapter 35: The Culturally Relevant Reference Interview: How to Enhance Reference Transactions in an Era of Diversity Erika Bennet and Erin Brothen Chapter 36: Risk Looking Stupid Mike Buono Chapter 37: Genealogy Reference for Diverse Customers J. Wendel Cox and James K. Jeffrey Bio List Index

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  • publication date: 12/10/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780810887220
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780810887220
  • weight: 517
  • ISBN10: 0810887223

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