Connecting Cultures: Ethnic Services in the Libraries of New York State
Edited by: Irina A. Kuharets, Brigid A. Cahalan and Fred J. Gitner
A collection of 30 essays on the topic of multicultural services. This book describes the experiences of New York State librarians since 2001, and showcases exemplary library services to African Americans, Afghans, Bangladeshis, Chinese, Russians, and Spanish speakers, as well as Irish, Hasidic and Orthodox Jewish communities, and others.
The essays describe library programs for children, young adults and adults, and will inspire and guide library staff in serving ethinc populations. This publication is appropriate for professional collections, library schools, and any librarian seeking to improve library services to multicultural communities.
Paperback: 196 pages
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Reviews for Connecting Cultures
Goodreads reviewer recommended "I highly recommend this any to library staff in public services, particularly to new staff, that may be intimidated by ESL services or looking to expand multicultural programs and resources in their library".
"Connecting Cultures: Ethnic Services in the Libraries of New York State is possibly the most important work of library scholarship I've encountered. Beautifully written and conceived."
"Connecting Cultures illustrates in concrete and exciting ways how library staff members that reach out and connect with communities they serve can develop programs that capture and captivate their multicultural communities. Here you have a road map for how your library can do the same thing."
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