Library Services to Youth of Hispanic Heritage


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About the Book

As the United States becomes ever more comfortable with recognizing the cultural diversity of the many groups that make up its population, library services must seek to meet patrons’ needs as they are shaped and expressed by their cultural backgrounds. This goal is particularly important for youth library services. For young people of Hispanic heritage, library services attuned to their specific needs and interests are crucial. Many librarians struggle with how to properly create and maintain library programs and collections that are suitable to the needs of Hispanic youth.
In this series of essays prepared for the Trejo Foster Foundation for Hispanic Library Education Fourth National Institute, national leaders in librarianship present their insights about how best to meet the needs of young Hispanic library patrons. The text is introduced by the editors, and the essays are arranged in parts: Programs; Collections; Planning and Evaluating; Bibliographical Resources; and For the Future. Information about the contributors and an index conclude the volume.

About the Author(s)

Barbara Immroth is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and has just completed her term as president of the Texas Library Association. She lives in Austin.
Kathleen de la Peña McCook is professor and director at the University of South Florida School of Library and Information Science. She serves on the Board of Directors of REFORMA, and lives in Ruskin, Florida.

Bibliographic Details

Editors Barbara Immroth and Kathleen de la Peña McCook
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 207
Bibliographic Info: tables, appendices, bibliographies, index
Copyright Date: 2000
pISBN: 978-0-7864-0790-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1863-0
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“an excellent resource. Highly recommended”—Library Journal; “a practical, nuts-and-bolts guide to collection development and programming…provides reasoned arguments and tools for implementing change, lists of bibliographical resources, and offers plenty of inspiration”—School Library Journal; “provides examples of successful programs for Hispanic youth…. This book should be in the professional collections of all libraries that have a growing Hispanic community and no Spanish speaking librarians on staff”—ARBA; “in a fine collection of essays, more than 20 experts in the field discuss library programs, collections, planning, and evaluation of services for Hispanic youth…a valuable resource”—Booklist; “insights about how to best meet the needs of young Hispanic library patrons”—Public Library Quarterly.