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Volunteer Resources

These links can help you prepare for your time volunteering at libraries in Nicaragua.

Global Librarianship

  • Alire, Camila and Jacqueline Ayala. 2007. Serving Latino Communities. Neal-Schuman Publishers.
  • Borrego, Diana and Ana-Elba Pavon. 2003. 25 Latino Craft Projects. Chicago: American Library Association.
  • Byrd, Susannah Mississippi. 2005. Bienvenidos! Welcome! A Handy Resource Guide for Marketing Your Library to Latinos. American Library Association.
  • The Hispanic Almanac 2006: Facts and Figures About U.S. Hispanics and the Hispanic World 2006. Hispanic Publishing Group.
  • Kear, Robin. 2004. “International Librarianship: Getting There from Here.” International Leads: A Publication of the International Relations Round Table of the American Library Association. 18 (4): 5-6.
  • McCook, Kathleen de la Peña. 2004. Introduction to Public Librarianship. New York:Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.
  • Moller, Sharon Chickering. 2001. Library Service to Spanish Speaking Patrons: A Practical Guide. Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, Inc.
  • Vaillancourt, Renée J. 2002. Managing Young Adult Services: A Self-Help Manual. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.
  • Wadham, Tim. 1999. Programming with Latino Children’s Materials. New York: Neal Schuman Publishers, Inc.
  • Walter, Viriginia A. 2001. Children and Libraries: Getting it Right. Chicago: American Library Association.

Web Resources


  • Herring, Mark Y. 2004. Raising Funds with Friends Groups. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.
  • Reed, Sally. 2004. 101+ Great Ideas for Libraries and Friends. Friends of Libraries U.S.A.
  • Swan, James. 2002. Fundraising for Libraries: 25 Proven Ways to Get More Money for Your Library. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.


  • Gorman, Michael. 1998. Our Singular Strengths: Meditations for Librarians. Chicago:American Library Association.
  • Gorman, Michael. 2005. Our Own Selves: More Meditations for Librarians. Chicago:American Library Association.


  • Arte Público Press
    University of Houston
    452 Cullen Performance Hall
    Houston, TX 77204-2004
    Phone: 800.633.ARTE
    Piñata series and their young adult and adult mysteries are great.
  • The Bilingual Publications Company
    270 Lafayette Street
    New York, New York 10012
    (212) 431-3500
    Linda Goodman and she is great at finding things and bringing material back from Guadalajara too.
  • Capstone Publishers
    1905 Lookout Drive
    North Mankato, MN 56003
    Toll Free Phone:  800-747-4992
    Some good reluctant reader high interest low level readers.
  • Cinco Puntos Press
    701 Texas Avenue
    El Paso, TX 79901
    Toll Free Phone: 800-566-9072
    Great southwestern material
  • Lectorum
    205 Chubb Avenue
    Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
    Toll free phone: (800) 345-5946  x2226
    E-mail: Laura Bejarano
    A good variety of high quality books
  • Lee and Low Books
    95 Madison Avenue, Suite # 1205
    New York, NY 10016
    Phone: 212-779-4400
    Diversity books, good topics
  • Lerner Publishing Group
    1251 Washington Ave N
    Minneapolis, MN 55401
    Toll Free Phone: 800-328-4929
    Excellent source of knowledge books
  • Libros para Niños
    Nicaraguan publishers great quality excellent culturally appropriate material from national authors and illustrators including Ernesto Cardenal and Sergio Ramirez
  • me+mi publishing, Inc.
    2600 Beverly Drive, Unit 113
    Aurora, IL 60502
    Toll free: 888.251.1444
    Great bilingual board book series
  • Raven Tree Publishing
    1400 Miller Parkway
    McHenry, IL 60050
    Orders: 800–323–8270 • 815–363–3582
    Excellent hard cover quality children’s books
  • Santillana
    2023 NW 84th Avenue
    Doral, Florida 33122
    Toll-free Phone: 800-245-8584
  • Star Bright Books
    13 Landsdowne Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    Phone: 617 354 1300
    Books in a variety of languages, excellent source.
  • Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.
    now an imprint of the American Library Association

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