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Building Community: Online Tools for Spanish Speakers (PLA On-Demand Webinar)—GROUP RATE
Loida Garcia-Febo
Item Number: 1026-1109
Publisher: PLA
Price: $119.00
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To playback this on-demand webinar you should have the newest version of Adobe Flash Player installed and Javascript enabled in your web browser. A fast internet connection and computer is recommended. We suggest that groups, especially larger groups, plan ahead to use an LCD/LED projector in the room to project the webinar recording. Groups will also want to have speakers capable of amplifying the webinar audio for the entire room.

The library can be an important center of community for Latino immigrants. This on-demand webinar helps you maximize the potential of your library to connect with and provide services for Spanish-speaking patrons. Instructor Loida Garcia-Febo presents tips about blending emerging technologies and social media with in-person services such as programming and reference in order to build a library community that welcomes and assists Spanish speakers. She provides successful service examples from libraries in the U.S., Mexico, Colombia, and other countries. This archived webinar was originally presented October 26, 2011.
About the Authors

Loida Garcia-Febo is coordinator, New Americans Program, Queens (N.Y.) Library. A recipient of the 2010 ALA Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award, Loida Garcia-Febo speaks nationally and internationally about human rights, access to information, advocacy, services to diverse populations, and new professionals. Loida has been named a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal and has served as president of REFORMA 2009–2010 and as chair of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Round Table 2010–2011. Currently, she is an ALA councilor-at-large, chair of the ALA Membership Meetings Committee, past-secretary of IFLA’s Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression Committee and a member of the IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Standing Committee. Loida also co-established and still advises IFLA’s New Professionals SIG. Her writing focuses on new librarians, new professionals, multi-ethnic populations, Latinos, and other diverse populations.

The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.

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