Service to Bilingual Library Patrons (LIVE webinar)


This is an archived webinar available from our new archived webinar platform "SERLS Academy".  Once you've registered, follow this link to join the SERLS Academy 

Once your account is created (easy to do...just your email and a password)  Jay will be alerted that you're registered in the academy and you'll be able to access the archived webinars.

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 


Communicating with patrons can be hard enough when everyone is speaking English. It can be even more difficult when the patron is a non-native English speaker.


In this interactive and informative program, we will address five common types of non-native English speakers and their particular service needs. 

We will also discuss best practices for front-end staff when assisting bilingual patrons, including methods that facilitate communication when staff speak the target language and when they do not. 

In addition, the presenters will provide examples of programs and services that serve speakers of other languages.


As a result of this program, participants will be able to:


        Identify the needs of non-native English speaking patrons

        Facilitate customer service interactions when another language is involved

        Develop programs and services that address bilingual patrons' needs


 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Event type
Online Course
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