Beyond the Books: 6 Ways Libraries are Responding to Changing Linguistic Landscapes
According to the 2013 Census Bureau data, one in five Americans speaks a language other than English at home. To respond to this changing linguistic landscape, libraries need to assess both their materials and their ability to support the languages spoken in their communities.
In this white paper, we will look at six ways libraries have successfully reacted and adapted to meet the needs of their diverse, multilingual customers, including:
- Multilingual reading materials
- Multilingual websites
- Citizenship programs
- Language classes
- And more