Hispanic/Latinx Free Symposium

Special Event

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), the San Jose State University School of Information invites you to attend a free symposium to discuss best practices in library services to meet the needs of the Hispanic/Latinx community with greater impact, cultural understanding, and sensitivity.

Entitled “Making Vital Connections: Understanding and Serving the Hispanic/Latinx Community,” this inaugural event will feature two iSchool faculty members, who will deliver keynote addresses followed by panel discussions.

“I am most proud of our culture of hard work and our warmth in treating others with friendliness.” – Professor Kristen Rebmann

Join us for this celebration of our vibrant Hispanic community!


Welcome (10:00 – 10:05 a.m.) – Dr. Anthony Chow, SJSU iSchool director

Keynote (10:05 – 10:25 a.m.) – Dr. Kristen Rebmann, SJSU iSchool professor; and Dr. Michele Villagran, SJSU iSchool assistant professor

The Diverse Voices of the Hispanic/Latinx Community (Panel Discussion; 10:25 – 11:10 a.m.)

Best Practices in Hispanic/Latinx Library Services (Panel Discussion; 11:10 – 11:55 a.m.)

Concluding Remarks (11:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

The recording of this event will be posted on our YouTube Channel at the end of October.