[Library Media] Collection Development - foreign language

Bill Goodrich bgoodrich at dcsd.org
Wed May 17 10:56:45 MDT 2017


I speak Spanish and for my high school library I  worked really hard at
choosing "authentic" Spanish titles and classics.  I found that the kids
didn't want to read them.  While I still maintain some of the "authenic"
Spanish titles, the students seem to care more about the popular translated
titles especially if it is going to be a movie.

Elementary kids on the other hand are easier to get in to culturally
appropriate titles that are not translations such as *La Brujita Teresita*.

On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 10:04 AM, <sharylsmith at att.net> wrote:

> The International Youth Library (Munich, Germany) sponsors the annual
> White Raven Awards, honoring a selection of "best books" from all over the
> world. The award winners are compiled in an annual catalog and each title
> has an annotation written in English.
>
> Search "white raven award winners."
>
> Sharyl Smith
> Former Utah State Specialist, Library Media
> Univ. of Washington iSchool Faculty, retired
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 17, 2017, at 9:27 AM, Harris, Laurel <Laurel.Harris@
> canyonsdistrict.org> wrote:
>
> I have a large Spanish collection and a good sized Chinese section. I have
> worked on expanding them for years in conjunction with my language
> teachers.  When they traveled to a Spanish or Chinese speaking countries I
> would have them get some titles. I have found Amazon to be a fairly good
> source for specific titles.  I put the name of the book and add in “Spanish
> language”.  Browsing and collection development is more difficult this
> way.  Recently I have found the following site is good for native Spanish
> titles: http://cervantes.com/
>
> And for Chinese titles, again our Chinese teacher would get books when she
> traveled to Taiwan but I have had very good success with
>
> http://www.chinasprout.com/ .  I have purchased English titles translated
> into Chinese as opposed to native Chinese books.
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> I’ve had less success with the languages in my ELL classes.  I get them
> from Amazon but it is hit or miss and very few titles in Swahili, Persian,
> Arabic, Portuguese, etc.  I would love to know if anyone else has sources.
>
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> I have had good success with native French language titles on Amazon and
> have seen good collections that were purchased from bookstores in Canada.
> I don’t have the sources though.  If anyone knows French sources I would
> appreciate them shareing.
>
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> Laurel Harris,
>
> Librarian - Jordan High School
>
> Cataloger – Canyons District
>
> 95 East Beetdigger Boulevard
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> Sandy, UT 84070
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> laurel.harris at canyonsdistrict.org
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> (801) 826-6251 Office  (801) 826-6150 Circ. Desk
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> (801) 558-8758 Cell     (801) 826-6209 FAX
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> *From: *library-media <library-media-bounces at lists.uen.org> on behalf of
> LynnDell Watson <lynndell.watson at millardk12.org>
> *Date: *Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 8:37 AM
> *To: *Mariah Gerlach <moverlock at providencehall.com>
> *Cc: *"library-media at lists.uen.org" <library-media at lists.uen.org>
> *Subject: *Re: [Library Media] Collection Development - foreign language
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> I try to get popular titles for our multilingual patrons.  These students
> seem to enjoy what everyone is reading too.
>
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>
> Good luck!
>
>
>
> On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 8:20 AM, Mariah Gerlach <
> moverlock at providencehall.com> wrote:
>
> How do you select titles to meet the needs of your multi-lingual patrons
> without actually being multi-lingual yourself?
>
>
>
> Any tips or tricks to purchasing those books and ebooks?  (Specifically, I
> need to service Spanish and Chinese at my school right now).
>
>
>
> Thanks for any advice!
>
>
> *Mariah Gerlach*
>
> *High School Librarian*
>
> *Providence Hall International **Baccalaureate*
>
> *moverlock at providencehall.com <moverlock at providencehall.com>*
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> LynnDell Watson
>
> Delta High School
>
> Media Specialist
>
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Bill Goodrich
Library Teacher - XC Coach -  Soccer Coach
Union High School / Centennial Elementary / East Elementary
Roosevelt, UT 84066
(435) 725-4548
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