Español- Spanish Language Services from Baker & Taylor

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Baker & Taylor has been empowering libraries since 1828 with the industry’s best products and services. Among many of our programs, you can also always depend on your trusted library partner for Spanish language materials and services. From collection development to leading technical services, ebooks to notification programs, we deliver Spanish language titles with services that simplify ordering and save your staff time. Take a look into our suite of services and further discover what all we have to offer!

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Selection Lists
Within our state-of-the-art collection management and acquisition platform, Title Source 360, there is a wealth of Spanish language selection lists available. With a focus on both current and forthcoming titles, it’s easy to find the titles your patrons want to read.
Auto Ship Programs Need to simplify your collection development workflow for Spanish materials? Depend on our specially-monitored automatic shipment programs to deliver the titles you need on time to your library.

Paperback Parade
Baker & Taylor’s Paperback Parade program provides a monthly shipment of new and recently published popular titles in trade paperback. Music Parade provides a monthly
shipment of new Latin music CDs.

Notification Programs                                                                                                    FirstLook™ Custom notification services from Baker & Taylor delivers individually-tailored selection carts for your Spanish Language materials needs via Title Source 360. You determine the profiles and carts you need, as well as a schedule for delivery. Depend on our team of professional librarians and merchandising specialists to deliver the high-visibility new and forthcoming Spanish language titles you need.

CHILDREN’S AND TEEN SERVICES

As a leader in Children’s and Teen Services (CATS), Baker & Taylor has robust programs designed to support Children’s Librarians and the readers they serve. Our CATS team provides collection development services designed with the young and teen reader in mind, including selection lists for Spanish and bi-lingual language titles.                                                                                                                                                                                        Kirkus Collections
Baker & Taylor is proud to partner with Kirkus Reviews for Kirkus Collections. This unique program brings the review expertise of Kirkus to selection lists exclusively available through Baker & Taylor. The editors and reviewers of the vaunted Kirkus Reviews identify diverse books that meet their rigorous standards of quality and literary
merit. They group the books in thematic lists within categories, offering rich context for recommendations. Baker & Taylor then makes the curated collections available on Title Source 360. Several featured lists include Latinx themes.

CATALOGING AND PROCESSING

Baker & Taylor offers libraries a full range of cataloging and processing options and services. We know every library has different needs so our approach is personal. We will work with you to fully understand and meet your requirements for Spanish Language and bilingual titles. We can deliver all your materials cataloged and processed — and get them into your hands quickly — improving circulation and easing staff workloads.

EBOOK AND DIGITAL AUDIO

Axis 360 Digital Media Library from Baker & Taylor is our comprehensive ebook and digital audiobook lending platform. Featuring state of the art technology and integration with Baker & Taylor’s Title Source 360 ordering platform, librarians can order digital Spanish language content with ease. And with the Axis 360 app readers can enjoy their favorite titles on the go. Users can enjoy titles across computers, laptops, tablets and
smartphones.

LEASE PROGRAMS

Convenient and economical, Baker & Taylor’s book leasing plans increase the number of titles you have in circulation and satisfy patron demand for the hottest titles. Our Spanish language lease plans offer flexibility to meet reader requests while saving time and administrative dollars.

 

We can’t wait to hear from you! For more information contact your sales consultant, email btinfo@baker-taylor.com or call 800-775-1800.

 

Continuing to Power Libraries and Empower Communities

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Andrew Chanse, executive director, Spokane Public Library

Baker & Taylor and Kirkus Reviews proudly continues to support diversity and inclusion in libraries. Our partnership with Kirkus has made a great impact as we further promote our leadership campaign, Powering Libraries. Empowering CommunitiesKirkus recently interviewed Andrew Chanse, executive director at Spokane Public Library who has proven to be a national leader in creative community outreach.

With the help of Baker & Taylor’s Customized Library Services, Spokane Public Library has been able to make great strides in better equipping the library with more efficient and streamlined processes. Last year, Baker & Taylor’s Customized Library Services ensured the materials Spokane Public Library wanted for their collection arrived stickered, stamped, and shelf-ready. The items were selected using Baker & Taylor’s carts as purchasing guides, which greatly reduced curation efforts. They also recently subscribed to Collection HQ, a suite of powerful collection management tools designed to save systems even more time.

 

Preview of article by Meghan Labrise, originally published on KirkusReviews.com :

Based on profession and predilection, you’d never guess Andrew Chanse’s love of reading bloomed later in life. The executive director of Spokane Public Library was all comic books until college, when a triumvirate of gateway authors—Vonnegut, Burroughs, and Robbins—led to an abiding affection for 1970s and ’80s lyric narrative poetry.

“I love James Wright,” Chanse says of the Pulitzer Prize–winning poet, widely recognized for his experimental language and style. “In fact, I have a lithograph in my office, a letterpress of two of his poems. His sense of a line was amazing.”

When it comes to experimentation, Chanse’s sensibility clearly aligns with Wright’s.

Chanse leads an innovative team of librarians rising to meet the needs of a swiftly changing riverside city in eastern Washington state—one of 2018’s “Cities on the Rise,” according to National Geographic Traveler magazine. Serving 220,000 potential patrons, Spokane Public Library has burgeoned into a nimble six-branch system that excels in creative problem-solving.

“The way we look at things here is, What’s the barrier around information or learning?” says Chanse, who relocated to Spokane from Arizona in 2013. “How can we overcome that? What can we provide?…For the business community, for example, it’s the information, the data, that isn’t at the hands or means of individual business owners.”

Read full article on Kirkus Reviews’ website here.

Visit Title Source 360 to discover Kirkus Diversity lists for your library.

Baker & Taylor, Proud Sponsor of Library Journal’s Best Small Library in America Award!

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Baker & Taylor is a proud sponsor of Library Journal’s Best Small Library in America Award. Library Journal’s annual award for the Best Small Library in America, was founded in 2005 to encourage and showcase the exemplary work of outstanding small libraries in the country. It honors the U.S. public library that most profoundly demonstrates outstanding service to populations of 25,000 or less. This year’s winner is Madison County Public Libraries, in Madison NC.  The Madison County Public Libraries (MCPL) has fully engaged its community with partnerships, outreach, relationships, and top-notch professional service. The result is a rejuvenated three-branch system that is such an exemplary model, thus it being  as LJ’s 2018 Best Small Library in America.

Baker & Taylor has been committed to empowering librarians to lead the future of literacy and learning since 1828. Over the last 190 years we’ve been supporting our customer partners as the role of the community library has evolved. We know, regardless of community size, the library is one of the most valuable and needed community institutions.

Libraries that serve smaller and rural communities are innovators in reaching undeserved communities, creatively addressing literacy gaps and supporting community programs. Are you a small library? Baker & Taylor has resources especially for you! We are proud to offer products and services that help libraries across America, regardless of size.

Click here to learn how Baker & Taylor can help your library serve your community

 

Powering Libraries. Empowering Communities.

Baker & Taylor and Kirkus Reviews is proud to support diversity and inclusion in libraries. We are excited to be partnering with Kirkus as we launch our new leadership campaign, Powering Libraries. Empowering CommunitiesKirkus will be interviewing and featuring key Baker & Taylor customers to profile how our services and unique position as a true library advocate is helping to improve community outcomes.

The first customer spotlight profiles Michael Jimenez, County Librarian for San Bernardino County Library System who has tripled circulation despite devastating budget and staff cuts with the help of Baker and Taylor’s Customized Library Services.

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Preview of article by Meghan Labrise, originally published on KirkusReviews.com :

Growing up in Southern California, Michael Jimenez went to the library just twice: once in elementary school class and once in high school, with his parents.

“It was an intimidating experience, I remember, as a kid,” Jimenez says of visiting the library with his parents, who are Salvadoran immigrants. “I didn’t know what to do. My parents didn’t speak very good English, so trying to translate with the
librarian there….” He pauses. “We didn’t go back.”

It wasn’t until college that he began to read with gusto. Two years of remedial English classes helped foster an abiding love of books, leading to a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in library and information science.

In 2007, he began his career at the San Bernardino County Library as a young adult librarian. Just 10 years later he was appointed to the system’s highest administrative position, County Librarian. “It’s amazing what a public library can do for a child,” he says. “If they start coming when they’re young, if they attend summer reading programs, if they learn to read for pleasure, that translates directly into success in school. Had I had that opportunity when I was younger, I would have really enjoyed it. My passion in this role is being able to share that with others.”

Read full article on Kirkus Reviews’ website here.

Visit Title Source 360 to discover Kirkus Diversity lists for your library.

Celebrate Audiobook Month!

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As we celebrate June being Audiobook Month, Axis 360 is here to happily serve as your audiobook solution. While summer calls for fun in the sun and other adventures on the horizon, an audiobook can be just what you need to unwind, enjoy vacation time, road trips, beach lounging and anything in between.  Now, you can read anywhere, without ever even turning a page. Just press play and listen wherever you are!

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Downloadable audiobooks are taking over. They’re the fastest-growing format in the book market, and circulating at an exponential pace in libraries—jumping 86 percent in circulation in the past year. More than 67 million Americans listen to audiobooks every year, and for good reason. Audiobooks are ideal for both avid readers who are always on the go and also new library patrons in search of a different way to read. Audio also promotes literacy growth within a community.

For three years, sales and circulation for downloadable audio have soared and they’re not showing any sign of slowing down. Consumer purchasing alone has grown more than 20 percent.

With audiobooks in such high demand, it’s no surprise that libraries across the country are making more and more available to their patrons through applications like Axis 360. With ebook and audiobook platforms like Axis 360, patrons can check out these popular book formats for free and listen on your phone, computer or tablet.

By offering downloadable audiobooks for your patrons, libraries foster a community of life-long readers. They may come for the audiobooks, but they’ll stay for the invaluable services libraries offer—for books and beyond.

Contact your Baker & Taylor representative for your audiobook solution today!

 

Statistics sourced from Library Journal and Audio Publishers Association.

Visit Us at ALA Annual! Booth # 2347

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No rest for the bookish during trade show season. Next up: ALA Annual in New Orleans starting June 21, until June 26. Baker & Taylor has been supporting librarians to lead the future of literacy and learning since 1828. Visit our booth # 2347 and experience 190 years of industry history. We have a jam-packed schedule with several author signings, booth activities and commemorative giveaways. Just to name a few, some of our exclusive activities include:

Coffee Bar and Beignets – Re-charge and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, made fresh just for you and top it off with a tasty beignet.

  • Saturday, June 23 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 24 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cocktail Bar- Unwind with with a New Orleans’ signature cocktail… Cheers, drinks are on us!

  • Saturday, June 23 | 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Photo Booth- Capture the memories with our festive photo booth complete with fun props.

  • Friday, June 22 | 5:30 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 23 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 24 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Monday, June 25 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cat Mascot Photos- Take a picture with our beloved cat mascots, Baker and Taylor.

  • Saturday, June 23 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 24 |12 – 4 p.m.

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For further details and our complete ALA schedule, we are happy to have a dedicated website to keep you up to date with all our happenings during the show. We can’t wait too see you there!

Don’t miss out, visit the site now!

 

Checking In On Kirkus Diversity Collections

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Every day, libraries around the world welcome people from all walks of life. Readers are diverse, so why not have a collection that celebrates that?

You may remember in September, we introduced our new Kirkus Diversity Collections on the blog. These collections give libraries the opportunity to become more inclusive, and with Title Source 360, librarians are able to order diverse books with ease thanks to our curated lists.

Since then, we’ve seen tremendous progress with this initiative. The lists have been viewed nearly 10,000 times, reaching thousands of libraries across the country.

More than ever, it’s important to share a diversity of cultures, beliefs, identities, races and beyond in a library’s collection. It’s important that patrons can read stories from all voices.

Public libraries support their communities by providing materials that reflect their own patrons, and depict others, requiring an ongoing focus on diversity.

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So what now?

Log in to Title Source 360 and browse Kirkus’ diversity collections. From here, you’ll be able to move the titles you’d like to add to your library into your shopping cart. You can also sort and filter these titles to weed out any duplicates just as you would for any other order from Baker & Taylor.

Then, don’t forget to tell your patrons that your library is now carrying more diverse books! We’ve created a “My Library. All Voices.” campaign kit that makes it easy to spread the good news, attract new cardholders and excite current ones. You can find all of our free materials for community outreach on the Kirkus website here.

Browse our diversity collections today on Title Source 360!