Wednesday, October 21, 2009

WebJunction's November Webinars

Source: WebJunction


Tuesday, November 10, 2pm-3pm EST.

Reaching Spanish-speaking Agricultural Communities

Spanish-speakers working in agriculture communities are looking to their libraries and other community technology centers for public access to computers. But like the recent Latinos and Library Perceptions Report confirms, there's more to be done to reach out to these communities.

Join special guests, Patricia Rempel, PhD, Reference and Collections Librarian at Coutts Education Library, University of Alberta and José Garcia, Teen and Reference Services Librarian, King County Library System and NW REFORMA Past President, for this free webinar.

They will share insights from research on perceived usages of community public access computers by Spanish-speakers in rural Washington gathered through interviews with information professionals. The presentation will include real life examples of library usage in these communities as well as the direct results of the outreach efforts of the libraries studied.


Thursday, November 19, 1pm-2:30pm EST.

Using Social Media to Make the Case for Supporting Library Services

Join us and learn how non-profits such as libraries can use social websites to put access to information and libraries on the agenda of community leaders, elected officials, and local and national agencies. The content of this WebJunction and REFORMA co-sponsored webinar includes a background on social websites, how to use social websites for advocacy, national and international advocacy efforts by representatives from American Library Association (ALA) and the International Federation of Libraries and Institutions (IFLA), and suggestions on how to advocate for services for Latinos and Spanish speakers.


  • Meredith Farkas, Norwich University
  • Fiona Bradley, ALP
  • Max Macias, Portland Community College
  • Loida Garcia-Febo, Queens Library