Previous Latino Literacy Roundtables will be posted on the LLR updated website in 2014.


LLR 2012

LLR 2012 Call for Submissions

LLR ESP 2012


LLR 2014


Posters selcted for the 2014 Latino Literacy Roundtable include the following:

Welcome to America Video Project: Facilitating Library Use for the Refugee Community and Other Non-English Speaking Patrons 
Dawn Gardner, Pima County Public Library
  • Dawn R. Gardner is the Community Partnerships Librarian for Pima County Public Library (PCPL), where she works in partnership with community literacy agencies to develop library programming to help meet our community’s literacy needs.   Dawn oversees the system-wide coordination of the Library’s High School Equivalency (formerly GED) classes, the English language classes, and the ReadStrong program (a reading help program Dawn developed to help struggling readers of all ages).  Dawn also co-chairs PCPL’s Welcome to America Work Group, which focuses on serving Pima County’s refugees and immigrants; she organizes education-related trainings for Library staff; and she oversees the Library staff providing legal and popular services at the Adult Detention Center.  Dawn is a current member of the Arizona Library Association and the Council on Adult Basic Education.   Dawn has also worked for PCPL as a Youth Services Outreach Librarian and a Children’s and Teen Librarian.  Dawn received her M.A. in Library & Information Science from the University of Iowa, and her B.A. in Mathematics from Luther College.   Dawn has also worked as an Information Specialist for Disability Services, a Data Analyst, and an Actuarial Assistant.

Historical Causes of Anti-Latino Sentiment and How Archivists Can Help Turn the Tide – Margaret Bly, Knowledge River Scholar, University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science
  • After a career as a secretary I enrolled full time at the University of Arizona and earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Bilingual Education. My certificate of Spanish Language Proficiency is signed by Dr. Arminda R. Fuentevilla.   I first taught Spanish to both native and non-native speakers,  switching to 5th grade bilingual education as soon as I could.  After retiring from teaching  I discovered the joy of working in the Library.  I am currently employed as the part-time teacher librarian at Roskruge Bilingual Magnet School where I have the joy of developing relationships with students, teaching library skills, and hopefully being able to influence collection choices for our soon to be announced Dual Language Program.
Digital Literacy Gaps: Ethical Issues, Implications and Consequences to Latino Digital Literacy – Anne Spire, University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science and John Hernández, Knowledge River Scholar, University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science
Parental Involvement and Early Childhood Biliteracy Among Mexican Descent Parents – Monique N. Pérez, University of Arizona Graduate Student.
Visible Culture, Enduring Memory: Sharing Historic Photos of Arizona's Mexican Heritage with the Digital Generation – Lizeth Zepeda, Knowledge River Scholar, University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science
Promoting Arizona Chicano/a History through Latino Student Engagement: Utilizing Hispanic Heritage Month to Promote Cultural Awareness & Information Literacy – Azul Gómez, Faculty Librarian, Mesa Community Library and Elisabeth Rodríguez, Faculty Librarian, Mesa Community College




2014 Latino Literacy Roundtable Posters will be presented during the afternoon session on March 14, 2013

Poster submission due date: January 31, 2014

We invite submission of proposals on digital literacy of issues involving Latinos.  Posters on recent research involving digital literacy, digital literacy programs, and best practices in developing digital literacy will be considered.  Faculty, library and information science professionals, students, and teachers are invited to submit a poster.  Posters will be presented at the 2014 Latino Literacy Roundtable.
(See SAVE THE DATE below
.)  CEUs are available.

Proposals should include a 500-word abstract of and a draft or sketch of the poster. Email proposal & draft of poster to Gina Macaluso at

The deadline for electronic submission is midnight, January 31, 2014.

January 31, 2014 (Friday)

Deadline for 300-500-word proposal and draft/sketch of poster.

February 14, 2014  (Friday)

Notification of acceptance

March 14, 2014 (Friday)

Presentation @ Latino Literacy Roundtable