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Monday, 31st March 2008

Study shows libraries work at supporting other languages

Study shows libraries work at supporting other languages

The American Library Association released "Serving Non-English Speakers in U.S. Public Libraries," a study on the range of specialized library services for non-English speakers Wednesday at the Hennepin County Library's New American Center.

The study found that Spanish is the most supported non-English language in public libraries. Seventy-eight percent of libraries reported Spanish as a priority language, after English, to which they develop services and programs. Asian languages ranked second in priority at 29 percent. Another

17.6 percent of libraries indicated Indo-European languages as a second priority.

Source: KSAX

See Also: Read the Full Text of the Report (via ALA)


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