Are you reaching your Spanish-speaking patrons?

Placing an AAL Statewide Spanish Email widget on your page provides an easy way for your Spanish speakers to ask questions in Spanish and receive answers from a real Spanish-speaking librarian. Get the code here to place on your library website.

You can even integrate a button into your current widget as well. Take a look at Jacksonville County Public Library, making it seamless for your patrons.

Do you have a Spanish-speaking staff member in your library system? If your site coordinator adds their contact information to the KnowledgeBase, as well as any links to Spanish-language library webpages, this will help statewide librarians in assisting your Spanish-speaking patrons.

Statewide Spanish Email

We have some exciting news to announce for statewide email. Thanks to a group of volunteers, Ask a Librarian will be able to communicate via email with Spanish speaking users.

Every participating library in Ask a Librarian will have an “Espanol” link on their local/portal pages which will allow them to access a Spanish interface for submitting emails.  Those emails will be answered by the statewide Spanish email team.

We expect this service to go live in October.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us!

Traci Avet – Virtual Reference Coordinator  avett@tblc.org

Jessica Riggins – Member Services Coordinator rigginsj@tblc.org

Introducing our new Spanish interface!!

We are excited to introduce Ask a Librarian’s new Spanish interface!

The page provides an interface for Spanish speakers to have questions answered in their native language by you!   The site offers users direct contact via email to their local library.  The portal also provides access to valuable information such as the About Us (Sobre Nosotros) and FAQ (Buscar Respuestas) sections, the “What are people asking now?” scrolling text, LSTA information, and other page components in the Spanish language.

If you have staff available to answer questions from your Spanish-speaking users and would like a Spanish interface for your library system, please contact us today.

Ask a Librarian would like to thank the following individuals for their unending assistance and patience in the translations for the new Spanish portal:

  • Tatiana Alvarez, St. Petersburg Public Library
  • Sandra Lopez, Hialeah Public Library
  • Maria Palacio, Lee County Public Library System
  • Jorge Perez, St. Petersburg College