Seguimos Creando Enlaces, now entering its eighth year, is a free conference that brings together librarians from the US and Mexico to further their professional knowledge and exchange ideas. The theme for 2019 is Librarians as Educators – Impacting the Underserved and will take place March 14 & 15 in San Diego and Tijuana respectively. Presentations will focus on supporting the educational goals of binational, immigrant, and refugee communities, connecting multi-language library users to current services in your community, and creative, inclusive and impactful approaches to reach underserved communities. Proposals are being accepted until October 31, 2018.
The conference is a meeting place for librarians with diverse experiences, from public and academic libraries, and from both sides of the border. The conference is fully bilingual and presentations are in both English and Spanish, with simultaneous translation services available. The conference has been made possible by San Diego Public Library and Serra Cooperative Library System, in collaboration with LIBROS Reforma, San Diego State University, REFORMA, and ABIBAC Asociación de Bibliotecarios de Baja California (Baja California Librarian Association). Funding is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
Librarians, library staff and library school students are encouraged to attend. Please see the registration page for updates on sign up information.