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Library Services for Multicultural Patrons Strategies to Encourage Library Use

ISBN-10: 0810887223
ISBN-13: 9780810887220
Edition: 2012
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Book details

List price: $76.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Scarecrow Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

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 Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook (2010) and Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook (2010). Her articles have appeared in numerous journals, including American Libraries.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Getting Organized and Finding Partners
Becoming a Multicultural Services Library: A Guided Journey to Serving Diverse Populations
No Surprise, Community Engagement Works
International Advisory Committee at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
The Gathering Place: A Multicultural Experience at the Joseph F. Smith Library
Partnerships Linking Cultures: Multicultural Librarianship in British Columbia's Public Libraries
The Bridge: Librarians Collaborate with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, a Division of Student Affairs
Reaching Students
Connecting Native American Students to Cline Library
Delivering Library Instruction in a Native Language
The Role of Teacher-Librarians in Encouraging Library Use by Multicultural Patrons
Expanding Services to International Students and Scholars at Midsize and Small Universities and Colleges
Reaching Out to International Students at the University of Lethbridge Library
The Solo Career College Librarian: Reaching Out to Nontraditional Students
Serving Diverse Populations: Outreach to Chinese and African American Users
Community Connections
The Community Speaks for Itself: Indigenous Speakers in the Labriola National American Indian Data Center
Connecting with Multicultural Teens (and Their Families by Extension)
"!Soy Culto!": Connecting with the Hispanic Population
Fotonovelas and Historietas: Adult Comic Books from Mexico in American Libraries
Reaching Out through Graphic Novels
Applying Technology
The Multilingual Glossary Project and my Language: Two Online Programs to Assist Libraries to Deliver Services to 1 Multicultural Patrons
Developing a Job Help and Computer Skills Program for Recent Immigrants
Opening the World: Creating a Multilingual DVD to Introduce Library Services to Refugees and Immigrants
Virtual Services to Latinos and Spanish Speakers
Web-Based Language Technologies
Outreach Initiatives
"If You Build It, [They] Will Come": Actively Inviting Multicultural Users to Academic Libraries by Offering Family Literacy Workshops
Community Family Literacy Programs at the Azusa City Library
An Oral History Guide
Librarians' Role as Educators in Promoting Library Resources for Multicultural Patrons while Advancing a National Health Initiative
Programs, Signage, and the Kitchen Sink: Attracting Multicultural Patrons to School Libraries
Programming and Events
Raising Awareness in Academic Libraries with Multicultural Exhibits, Installations, and Decorations
Bridging the Gap: Exploring the Racial Divide in Louisiana
Caf� a las Siete/Coffee at Seven: Cross-Cultural Programming at a Public Library
So You Think You Can Write?: Programming That Encourages Creativity
English Conversation Clubs at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Reference Services
Active Listening without Visual Cues: Phone Reference Tips for ESL Learners
The Culturally Relevant Reference Interview: How to Enhance Reference Transactions in an Era of Diversity
Risk Looking Stupid
Genealogy Reference for Diverse Customers
Index
About the Editors and Contributors

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