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Call for participants for VIII Trejo Foster Foundation Institute

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VIII Trejo Foster Foundation Institute
Simmons College
Boston, MA
November 5-6, 2010

Engaging and Serving Hispanic/Latino and Spanish-Speaking Communities: Best Practices, Challenges and Strategies

A forum for library professionals and scholars to share experiences, issues and strategies in serving Hispanic/Latino populations. The institute will focus on two major themes: Best library and outreach practices, and, current issues, challenges affecting the provision of library services.

Call for Participation – Presentations, Panels, and Poster Sessions
Library professionals, scholars, and LIS students are invited to submit proposals for participation.

Best Practices
How does your library attract, engage, serve, and keep Hispanic/Latino and Spanish speaker patrons? How do you develop effective programs, materials, and collections? How do you sustain initiatives and keep your programs "alive"? Share with us your best practices.

Issues, Challenges, and coping Strategies
The number of issues and challenges that affect library services to Hispanic/Latino communities has increased both in numbers and intensity. How do we make sure that, above all, we still provide equitable, unbiased service and access? What strategies are libraries using to engage and serve the  Hispanic/Latino communities amidst, and above, all these issues and challenges?

Share with us your experiences and strategies.

For More Information, contact Howard Rodriguez-Mori,

Stacie M. Parillo
Fellow for Dean’s Initiatives
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Simmons College
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA  02115
(p) 617.521.2862
(f) 617.521.3192

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