A bilingual workshop for Librarians who are Spanish speakers as well as Librarians interested in learning Spanish to enable basic communication with their Spanish speaking patrons.
presented by Stella Quiñones, Bernice Martinez-Comstock, Debbie Eagan, and Mark Emmons

Spanish for Librarians

Basic conversation and vocabulary

Spanish Conversation - compiled by Stella Quiñones and Bernice Martinez Comstock for the NMLA Spanish in Libraries Workshop.
The 100 Most Common Spanish Words - arranged alphabetically or grammatically from Spanish Pronto!
English Spanish Text Composition System - for writing letters by Dr.G.Beliakov.

Library Vocabulary

Library Jargon in Spanish - compiled by Stella Quiñones and Bernice Martinez Comstock for the NMLA Spanish in Libraries Workshop.

Translators and Dictionaries

Systran Translation Software from Alta Vista
VOX Diccionario General de la Lengua Española

Spanish Language Tutorials

Web Spanish Lessons by Tyler Jones and Jennifer Chambers
Learn Spanish by Spanish Learning Resources
Spanish For Beginners by Eber Pleitez

Spanish Grammar

Conjuge by Chuck Brandt


Allen, Adela Artola. Library Services for Hispanic Children: A Guide for Public and School Librarians.. Oryx Press, 1987. 201 pp.

Ayala, Mata Stiefel, Ayala, Reynaldo & Lau, Jesus. Diccionario tecnico de la bibliotecologia y ciencias de la información. New York:Garland Park, 1993.

Beilke, Patricia F. and Frank J. Sciara.Selecting Materials For and About Hispanic and East Asian Children and Young People.Library Professional Publications, 1986. 178 pp.

Bilingual List of Library Terminology/Lista Bilingüe de Terminologia de Bibliotecas. Transborder library Forum, 1-2, February 1991.

Departamento de Justicia de E.U.A. Ley Para Personas con Disabilidades Manual de Asistencia Tecnica Titulo II. Washington:Government Printing Office, 1993. (J 1.8/2:AM 3/TITLE 2/993/SPANI)
Garcia, Florencio Oscar. Diccionario Cosmopolita de Computación. New Mexico:Fog Publications, 1991.

Granados, Joseph N., and Granados, Mary Palevsky. Spanish for Librarians. Read by the authors. Oak View CA: 1992, 1 sound cassette (1hr): analog + 1 booklet (25p.)

Harris, Linda G.One Book at a Time: The History of the Library in New Mexico.New Mexico Library Foundation, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1998. 140 pp.

Promis, Patricia & Segura Hoopes, Maria. ¿Habla Español? No, but I Can Try to Help You/Practical Spanish for Reference Desk. Chicago:American Library Association, 1991.

Ramírez Wohlmuth, Sonia. Spanish for Library/Information Professionals. Web page for an applied spanish language class coming soon.

Rubio, David and Carmel Sullivan, Mary. A Glossary of Technical Library and Allied Terms in Spanish and English. Mimeoform Press, Washington, D.C. 1936.

Survival Spanish Skills Project Advisory Committee, (MCLS). Staff Library Guide to Assist the Spanish Speaking Patron. Metropolitan Cooperative Library System, 1990.
Tregenza, Elaine & Millard, Joanne. Speaking Spanish in the Library/A Spanish and English Vocabulary for Library Users. Yuma City-County Library. Yuma, Arizona, September 1984.

U. S. Department of Justice. The Americans with Disabilities Act Title II Technical Assistance Manual. Washington:Government Printing Office, 1993. (J 1.8/2:AM3/TITLE 2/994-2)
Weyers, Joseph R. ¿Hablando Español en la Biblioteca: Speaking Spanish in the Library. Paper presented at the annual meeting of NMLA, LUISA Roundtable Workshop, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1990. 

Spanish in Libraries NMLA 1999 Annual Conference New Mexico Library Association
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