Pathways to Progress: Issues and Advances in Latino Librarianship

Just published! A terrific book about Latino librarianship in the Americas. The book, edited by John Ayala and Salvador Guerena and published by Libraries Unlimited from ABC-CLIO, features articles written by many library colleagues including yours truly. It is a must-have resource to stay up-to-date regarding advances and issues experienced by Latino librarians.

From the publisher’s website:

Spanish speaking or Latino groups in the United States can be Anglo, Chicano/Chicana (Mexican Americans), Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Peruvian, or Puerto Rican. This collection mirrors the ethnic diversity of Latino population, providing a uniquely broad coverage of Latino librarians in America.

Emphasizing public, school, and academic libraries,Pathways to Progress: Issues and Advances in Latino Librarianship taps the leading minds of the Latino library world to provide expert discourse on a wide spectrum of library services to Latino patrons in the United States. This collection of articles provides an accurate, insightful discussion of the issues and advances in Latino library service.

Coverage of library service to the Latino community includes subjects such as special collections, recruitment and mentoring, leadership, collection development, reference services to gays and lesbians, children services, and special library populations. Contributors include library practitioners who are of Mexican, Chilean, Peruvian, Nicaraguan, Puerto Rican, and Cuban descent. Best practices are presented and explained in-depth with practical examples and documented citations.

• Provides representation of the various Latino and Spanish speaking communities in the United States
• Includes contributions from some of the leading voices in Latino librarianship
• Documents current developments and trends in librarianship


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