Friday, February 7, 2014

CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING 2014
                                               

THE ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY

Diversity Program
Presents
“Empowering Library Staff to Meet the Needs of the Spanish Speaking Community”

DATE:  April 11, 2014

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
PLACE:  KANKAKEE PUBLIC LIBRARY
201 E. Merchant St, Kankakee, IL, 815-939-4564
Registration is Free at L2: www.Librarylearning.info
Note:  Please plan to bring or to purchase your lunch.

PRESENTERS:
Ms. Vandella Brown, Manager, Illinois State Library Diversity Program
Mr. Dennis Rios, Spanish Content/Outreach Coordinator, Illinois Legal Aid Online
Ms. Fabiana Lopez, Hispanic Outreach Coordinator, Kankakee Public Library
Ms. Amelia Toronjo, Hispanic Youth Services Outreach, Kankakee Public Library
REGISTRATIONNo Fee—Register at:  www.Librarylearning.info

DESCRIPTION


This workshop is for all library staff. Participants will:

  • Learn about the challenges and benefits of reaching out to serve the Spanish speaking community and increasing their access to public library computers and resources. There will be a presentation about Hispanic/Latino culture, behavior and values; how we learn about the culture; and how that culture impacts our behaviors and perceptions.
 
  • Learn the differences and strengths in communication styles of the Spanish speaking community. Learn how to build strong community partnerships and collaborate with the Spanish speaking community to increase their access to public library computers and resources.


  • Listen to speakers from the Hispanic culture/community and their resources to the Spanish-speaking community. Develop an action plan for reaching out to the Spanish-speaking community.