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Building Inclusive Spanish Collections for All (Webinar)


Library Staff


This Webinar will take place virtually using GoToMeeting. Instructions for joining will be emailed to those who are registered prior to the meeting.To test that your system meets the technology requirements, visit https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check. 

Date and Time:

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Learn how to make your Spanish collections more inclusive! In this one-hour long webinar, we will cover:

  • Selecting books that reflects the needs of your constituents using inclusive parameters 
  • Using essential fields in MARC records without being a cataloger 
  • Shelving smart
  • Promoting your collections
  • Print displays
  • Electronic displays
  • Bookmarks
  • Social media
  • Deselecting or not deselecting

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the pros and cons of building a Spanish collection with books published in Hispano-American countries versus books published in Spain and larger American conglomerates. 
  2. Evaluate different options for promotion of the Spanish collections.
  3. Identify few basic fields in the MARC record to build a bibliographic record.


Kathia Ibacache is the Romance Languages Librarian at the University of Colorado, Boulder. After working for six years in public libraries building youth collections and creating programs in Spanish, Kathia understands the importance of advocacy, collaboration, and outreach. As a subject specialist, she is interested in advancing collection development with a user-centered approach and focusing on inclusion and diversity in her work with international students. Presently, Kathia is researching Latin American Indigenous Languages and preparing a yearlong plan to acquire a collection of books that will benefit researchers and professors who would like to investigate the literary form, scope, and socio-cultural significance of Latin American indigenous languages and develop undergraduate course curriculum that expand the areas of diversity. 
Kathia holds a MLIS degree from San Jose State University and a D.M.A. degree from the University of Southern California.




If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to participate, please contact the event organizer two weeks in advance.

Questions? Contact:

Caroline Smith
South Carolina State Library 
(803) 734-7067


Related LibGuide: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Libraries by J. Caroline Smith

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
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