Google Reader? No! Spanish Reader!

Now playing at your iMapLibraries: we feature Spanish!

That is, we know that many of you, like the Village of Palm Springs Public Library in South Florida, cater to a community that is MORE than 50% Hispanic.  With a 20.9% poverty rate (overall, not just Hispanic). But with 38.5% of local businesses owned by Hispanics!

Are you doing enough to serve those whose primary language remains Spanish?

Hey libraries! Are you serving Spanish readers?

Never mind Google Reader, let’s take care of the Spanish reader!

Scottsdale Public Library serves their Spanish speakers…Yup! You guessed it! They have a translation button on their home page.  And what an active website it is.

iMapLibraries will tell you who you serve…tell iMapLibraries how your library does it.

Register with our Spanish services iMap!  It’s quick, it’s easy. And we will put your library on the Spanish speakers’ services map.

And then you can share your program successes…or check out a library that is doin’ it!

Convergence has many applications

So I have four tabs open on Firefox having to do with different issues related to broadband. The headlines:

Netflix launches global ISP speed index website (from, my favorite tech news purveyor).

‘Bandwidth Divide’ Could Bar Some People From Online Learning (The Chronicle of Higher Ed)

Op-ed: Moving from an age of Internet scarcity to abundance (Christopher Mitchell, guru/advocate of municipal broadband initiatives…and those who oppose them)-his op-ed from the Seattle Times.

Davis, Calif., Forms Public-Private Partnership to Hire Chief Innovation Officer (from the blog, Government Technology)

One thing stands out that seems to connect the stories:

we expect ubiquity in our digital networks.  Continue reading