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Welcome: Library Services to Multi-Lingual Communities in Connecticut: About & Discussion List

Welcome: Services to Multi-Lingual Communities

Welcome is a discussion group for Connecticut library staff serving multilingual communities. The group is facilitated by Maria Bernier from the Division of Library Development at the Connecticut State Library.

Quick fact: 22% of the people in Connecticut speak a language other than English at home.*

*Source: 2013 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates via American Fact Finder

Welcome - E-mail Discussion List

Librarians and people serving multi-lingual communities in Connecticut are cordially invited to join Welcome's e-mail discussion list for Connecticut library staff serving multilingual populations. The purpose of the list is to foster discussion and the sharing of ideas and resources among library staff trying to reach non-English speakers in their communities. Please join us as we explore ways to make our libraries more welcoming to all members of our communities.

How to Subscribe to the Welcome e-mail list:

To subscribe to this list, send an email message to, leave the subject line blank, type “subscribe csl-welcome” without quotes in the body of the message, and send it. You will receive a message when the list owner subscribes you to the list. 
If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail the list manager, Maria Bernier,

Once subscribed you will be able to post messages to: Those messages will go to all the people already subscribed to the list.

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