ABIBAC    La Asociación de Bibliotecarios de Baja California, se visualiza como una de las principales asociaciones en su ramo a nivel nacional, que ofrece a sus miembros oportunidades de capacitación y actualización de calidad en forma permanente y crea vínculos con otros organismos en beneficio del desarrollo bibliotecario de la región.

Chicano FAQ – Los Angeles County Library     Frequently Asked Questions from the East Los Angeles branch concerning Chicano History. Includes resources to print, online, and photographic collections.

Chicano Park The park is home to the country’s largest collection of outdoor murals as well as various sculptures, earthworks, and an architectural piece dedicated to the cultural heritage of the community.

Chicano Park Steering Committee The CPSC is a grassroots organization comprised of individuals who volunteer their time and energy to ensure that the original stated goals of the development and expansion of Chicano Park “all the way to the bay” are never forgotten or abandoned.

Children in Crisis Project – REFORMA    This task force is made up of Spanish speaking and bilingual/bicultural librarians to help other library staff and community members more effectively assist the unaccompanied refugee children who are being processed.  Our misson is to get books into the hands of these children, ensure that they have access to storytime materials, and to make all the recent arrivals aware of the wealth of library resources that are available to them here in the United States.

Creando Enlaces     Now in its fourth year, is a free conference that brings together librarians from the US and Mexico to further their professional knowledge and exchange ideas. The conference is a meeting place for librarians with diverse experiences, from public and academic libraries, and from both sides of the border.

Día    Día is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures.

HACU Scholarship    The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities to assist in defraying some of your college expenditures.

REFORMA National    The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking

Spectrum Scholarship Program – ALA    Spectrum recruits and provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students to assist individuals interested in obtaining a graduate degree and leadership positions within the profession and our organization. Our aim is to increase the number of racially and ethnically diverse professionals working as leaders in the field of library and information science to best position libraries and institutions at the core of today’s culturally diverse communities.


Resources on language, literacy, and cultural competency

Pinterest    Pinterest board on the Chicana and Chicano Movement in San Diego/ Selected resources to learn more about the Chicana and Chicano movement in San Diego.

Children’s Books Guidelines    Selecting and Using Culturally Responsive Children’s Books – PDF

Dual Language Learners    Same, Different, and Diverse: Understanding children who are DLLs

Head Start Cultural/Linguistic Responsiveness   Multicultural Principles for Head Start Programs Serving Children Ages Birth to Five

The Gift of Language    Raising bilingual children – PDF

Benefits of Being Bilingual    This document lists some reasons bilingualism is an asset to individuals, families, and our entire society.  – PDF



Arte Publico Press    This is the online home of Arte Público Press, the nation’s largest and most established publisher of contemporary and recovery literature by U.S. Hispanic authors.

Bilingual Press    Bilingual Press publishes literary works, scholarship, and art books by or about U.S. Hispanics under the name Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe. With almost 200 titles in our backlist, we publish books in English, Spanish, and bilingual format, although most of our books are written in English. In addition, classics of Chicana and Chicano literature are being kept available through the Press’s Clásicos Chicanos/Chicano Classics imprint.

Lee & Low Books    The largest multicultural children’s book publisher in the country.