Spanish Language Outreach for Kansas:
Sponsored by the State Library of Kansas, Sunflower Sol training focused on outreach planning for librarians, trustees and volunteers working in all types of libraries. Funding for these workshops was provided by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The workshop curriculum was developed be WebJunction.
Trainers: Magaly Vallazza (East), La Donna Clark (Central) and Janelle Jarboe (West)
State Library of Kansas Project Coordinator: Cindi Hickey (email@example.com)
See Spanish Language Outreach Program on WebJunction Kansas for a wealth of outreach resources and copies of all workshop materials!
- Collection Development Resources by Maggie Vallazza, trainer and Vicky Ortiz, participant
- Online Medical Resources in Spanish by Rebecca Brown, National Library of Medicine
Announcements and News:
Scholarship Available: WebJunction is excited to offer a scholarship for participants in our Spanish Language Outreach workshops to attend the Diversity Fair at the American Library Association Annual Conference in June. The scholarship will be awarded to a SLO workshop participant who has implemented successful outreach projects to Spanish speakers after participating in the SLO program. The winner will receive a scholarship to attend and present a poster about their project at the ALA Annual Conference Office for Literacy and Outreach Diversity Fair poster session. The deadline to submit applications for the scholarship is April 11, 2008. Winners will be announced on May 2, 2008. For more information, visit 2008 Diversity Fair Scholarship.April 30 is Children’s Day/Book Day – El Dia de los Niño’s/El Dia de los Libros. For the first time the Children’s Day/Book Day celebration will include a recommended reading list of children’s books in both English and Spanish for ages infancy to 14 years. The Publishing for Latinos Voices Task Force of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), have partnered to create a bibliography of 24 English and Spanish language titles. It is available in .PDF format and on the Get Caught Reading website.The reading list was selected by ALSC’s Quick lists Consulting Committee which includes bilingual picture books, coming-of-age stories, and nonfiction, all celebrating Latin culture and Latin American identity. Source: Library Hotline/February 11, 2008. Submitted by LaDonna Clark.The University of South Carolina will host the First Annual Celebration of Latino Children’s Literature Conference on April 26, 2008. Keynote speakers include Dr. Kathy Short, Yuyi Morales, and Lucia Gonzalez. The program includes over a dozen breakout sessions related to Latino children’s literature, library services to Latino youth, education and Latino children, storytelling, and the latest education and information research related to Latino children.Hurry – Early Bird Registration ends March 31, 2008. Limited for certain events. For additional information, visit the official conference website. Questions? Contact conference co-chair Jamie Naidoo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-777-0090.
About Sunflower Sol – read these newsletter articles:
- Clark, LaDonna. “Sunflower SOL – Reaching Out to Spanish Speaking communities“, NeCessary Knowledge (North Central Kansas Library System newsletter), Fall 2007, p. 6. Available at http://www.nckl.info/pdfs/newsletters/fall07news.pdf.
- Hickey, Cindi. “Spanish Language Outreach Program“, Kansas Libraries (State Library of Kansas newsletter), Novermber 2007.
- Jarboe, Janelle. “Sunflower Sol!“, Janelle Jarboe, System Scene (Southwest Kansas Library System newsletter), January-February 2008, pp. 8-9. Available at http://www.swkls.org/Newsletter/2008/January2008.pdf.
About workshop content – visit the Spanish Language Outreach Program at WebJunction Kansas.
About Spanish language reading materials and resources – visit the BlogJunction Kansas category, “Sunflower Sol – Spanish Language Resources“
Are you a registered WebJunction Kansas member? It’s free and it’s easy. Use the WJ-KS Registration Guide to get registered today!Questions? Contact Cindi Hickey, WebJunction Kansas Coordinator at email@example.com.This page last updated: 24 January 2008