Serving New Immigrant Communities in the Library by Sondra Cuban, Kathleen De McCook, Kathleen de la Pena McCook | | 9781591582977 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
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Serving New Immigrant Communities in the Library

by Sondra Cuban, Kathleen De McCook, Kathleen de la Pena McCook
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591582970

ISBN-13: 9781591582977

Pub. Date: 04/28/2007

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Build strong bridges with new members of your community. With this insightful guide, you will learn how to assess your current organizational performance with immigrants, gather data, and use that information to gain support for organizational initiatives. You will also discover how to adapt policies to better fit changing needs, overcome language barriers, develop

Overview

Build strong bridges with new members of your community. With this insightful guide, you will learn how to assess your current organizational performance with immigrants, gather data, and use that information to gain support for organizational initiatives. You will also discover how to adapt policies to better fit changing needs, overcome language barriers, develop public relations strategies that reach immigrants, and build culturally relevant collections, services, and programs for a changing community. Filled with quotes, anecdotes, and profiles from the author's research with immigrant communities, the book provides both a positive vision and practical plan for serving immigrants in your library, school, or organization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591582977
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Kathleen de la Peña McCook

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Serving New Immigrant Communities

Chapter 1: Knowing and Planning for New Immigrants' Needs

Chapter 2: How to Assess Community Needs and Assets

Chapter 3: Gathering Resources for Serving New Immigrant Communities

Chapter 4: Communicating Competently with New Immigrant Communities

Chapter 5: Changing Library Policies to Meet New Immigrant Needs

Chapter 6: Accomodating New Immigrants with Library Services

Chapter 7: Building Multicultural Collections for New Immigrant Communities

Chapter 8: Connecting New Immigrants to Learning Opportunities

Final Thoughts: A Dynamic Future for Work with Immigrants

Selected Bibliography

Index

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