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CSL in Session: Bienvenidos: Creating Welcome for Hispanohablantes and Latines at Your Library

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May 28, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT

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In the 2020 Census, over 22% of Coloradans self-identified as Hispanic or Latino. In some of our communities, the population is more than double (and not always where you think!). As state population trends shifts and the demographics of our communities change, libraries look to how we can create welcoming spaces that leverage our existing missions and service models to serve those new community members. “Bienvenidos” offers insights from state and local demographic sources to discover who makes up the community we serve. It also features best practices built from bilingual and self-identified Latine library staff and librarians in our libraries. In the end, participants can use these insights to establish best practices for welcoming visitors to our libraries regardless of linguistic and cultural barriers.

About the presenter

Cristy Moran headshotCristy Moran (she/ ella) is the Adult Library Services Senior Consultant at the Colorado State Library. She is a librarian and educator who has worked in libraries and education for over 15 years. In supporting all Colorado libraries (including public, academic, and special libraries), Cristy’s role can best be described as the librarian for librarians who serve adults in Colorado. Cristy’s professional interests are wide-ranging and varied, but always centered on the communities we serve.


May 28, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT