Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date


Publication Title

LOEX Conference Proceedings 2008


academic libraries, bilingual services, Spanish language, heritage language speakers, higher education, bilingualism, library instruction


Library and Information Science


Attendees will have an opportunity to learn and discuss with two librarians from California State University System about the challenges and issues experienced in implementing bilingual services in reference and instructional sessions to bilingual speaking students on their campuses. In addition, attendees will be able to learn about a strong partnership developed between both librarians as well as empowering a curriculum relationship with faculty in Foreign and Romance Languages Departments. Presenters will also address how to create an ambiance of support to first generation students who often experience a lack of confidence necessary to be academically successful.

After the presentation, the panelists will engage participants to discuss the following outcomes:

* Supporting and enhancing curriculum demands

* Sharing ideas with other colleagues, who use bilingual services in any language

* Finding similar strategies in other academic libraries