Sunday, April 26, 2009

Library Resources - Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Infoguide

Did you know that the Library's website has a large selection of Infoguides? InfoGuides highlight relevant library materials and services, online databases and local community resources for each diverse topic covered. They are prepared by Library District staff members.

The month of May is Asian Pacific American Heritage month and I have just updated that infoguide! It is packed with interesting information like information on the many Asian countries and traditions, books for all age groups, business resources and of course, Chinese horoscopes.

One of the more impressive websites that is located on this guide is Asian-Nation The Landscape of Asian America. According to the website, "While Asian Americans "only" make up about 5% of the U.S.'s population (as of May 2005), we are one of the fastest growing racial/ethnic groups (in terms of percentage increase) in the U.S. The Asian American community has received a lot of scrutiny over the years but in many ways, still remains misunderstood. Therefore, this site serves as a concise but comprehensive introduction to the Asian American community."

One of the library's databases that is highlighted is the Encyclopedia of Multicultural America which covers specific culture groups in the United States, emphasizing religions, holidays, customs, and languages in addition to providing information on historical background and settlement patterns.

Be sure to join us for Asian Cultural Festival on May 9th at the Clark County Library and get ready for Asian Pacific Heritage Month by exploring this fascinating Infoguide!

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