Spanish On the Job for Librarians
Do you live in a community with a sizable Spanish-speaking population? Developed by librarians and language experts, Spanish on the Job for Librarians is an essential tool for reaching out and communicating with your Spanish-speaking patrons and developing your library sciences career.
Topics covered in Spanish on the Job for Librarians include: Welcoming New Patrons, Getting To Know The Library, Accessing Digital Resources, Programs At The Library, and Information For Newcomers To The Area. Each lesson contains flashcards teaching the most useful library-specific vocabulary related to the lesson topic, multiple grammar notes summarizing basic grammar, a topical dialogue, and multiple interactive games to help test your knowledge of the Spanish language you’ve learned.
"Spanish on the Job for Librarians is a much needed resource to empower library workers to meet the needs of Spanish speakers in their communities. This course contributes to a welcoming environment that would enable libraries to strengthen relationships with their communities."—Loida Garcia-Febo, International Library Consultant
Topics Covered in this Course
Welcoming New Patrons
Learn how to greet library patrons, talk about signing up for a library card, and start to understand how nouns and verbs work in Spanish.
Getting To Know The Library
Learn how to give directions to library patrons who want to be familiar with the layout of your library, ask and answer questions, and continue to learn Spanish verb conjugations.
Accessing Digital Resources
Learn how to talk about accessing your library's digital assets such as eBooks, online programs, Internet, and Wi-Fi services, and learn how to talk about your patrons' likes and dislikes.
Programs At The Library
Learn how to communicate information about your library's programs to patrons, including times, dates, and numbers.
Information For Newcomers To The Area
Learn how to give information about your city and town to patrons who are new to the area, including information on schools and public transportation, and learn to use more complex Spanish grammar.