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Dean Sara Baron talks about Information Literacy
With this year's roundtable focus being Information Literacy, Regent Library was instrumental in adding content to the Living Latino website. In the following video, Dean Sara Baron gives an excellent overview of what Information Literacy is:

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Information Literacy intersects Global Competency
Dean Sara Baron created a document and chart that highlights the intersection of global competency and information literacy for students, faculty, staff, and all lifelong learners in the Regent Community. In this document, Dean Baron defines both terms and provides a chart that shows how they intersect. Read More.

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Increasing global competence begins by visiting the Library
Harold Henkel, Associate Librarian at the Regent Library, has written an excellent overview of what our library is doing to empower students and faculty in global information literacy. Henkel shows how the rapid increase in the Latino population in the United States ought to be of interest to Regent University and asks, "How ready is the Regent community for a future in which Hispanic culture and language will play an increasingly important role in our University and country?"
Click here to read Harold Henkel's article.

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Top Ten Reasons to Learn Spanish
Regent students, staff, and faculty who want to learn a foreign language now have access to online software from the Library. StudySpanish.com has put together 10 good reasons to learn Spanish. Some of these are: Learning Spanish is necessary to keep pace with popular culture. • Learning Spanish is actually a medical device! • For many, learning Spanish is rapidly becoming a business necessity. • Learning Spanish will (truly) expand your universe. • Knowing how to speak Spanish will enable you to help others. • Learning Spanish will allow you to better appreciate Hispanic cultural contributions. • Learning Spanish is fun! -- Read full article at: StudySpanish.com.

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Learn Spanish for free with Regent's Mango
Regent students, staff, and faculty who want to learn a foreign language now have access to online software from the Library. Mango Languages is an innovative foreign language program that offers users several important benefits: An effective methodology and a user-friendly interface; Content that emphasizes vocabulary and phrases that someone travelling in a foreign country is likely to encounter; Unlimited use of all 22 foreign language and 14 ESL (English as a Second Language) courses. So if you want to learn Spanish and Pashto at the same time, go for it! To access Mango, click on the link from the Library database page. When you log in, you will have the option of setting up a free account to keep track of your progress.

topbook cover: The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros

Participate in Spanish-themed book clubs
Harold Henkel, Associate Librarian at the Regent Library, is the contact person for the Regent Library Book Club. On Friday, February 18th, at 12:00 p.m. in the Library Conference Room, the Library Book Club will discuss The House on Mango Street, by Mexican-American author Sandra Cisneros.

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CTL welcomes your participation in enriching the content of this website. Use the following form to send us additional content you like on learning about Latinos. Include your name and email and you'll be notified once your content posts to the website.



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