Exhibitors List

AMBAC: La Asociación Mexicana de Bibliotecarios, Asociación Civil, (AMBAC) es la agrupación de bibliotecarios más antigua de nuestro país. Fundada en 1924 con el nombre de Asociación de Bibliotecarios Mexicanos, en 1965 adquirió su nombre actual y la calidad de asociación civil. Tiene cobertura nacional y cumple con los siguientes objetivos: Mejoramiento profesional de sus socios, promoción y fomento de las bibliotecas, el servicio bibliotecario y la biblioteconomía. La AMBAC mantiene relaciones con numerosas asociaciones profesionales, y muchos de sus socios pertenecen a una o más de ellas.

America Reads Spanish: The Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX) and the Spanish Association of Publishers Guilds (FGEE) have developed the campaign America Reads Spanish, aimed to increase the use and reading of our language through the thousands of libraries, schools and book stores of the US.

Arte Publico Press (University of Houston): Arte Público Press is the nation’s largest and most established publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by U.S. Hispanic authors. Its imprint for children and young adults, Piñata Books, is dedicated to the realistic and authentic portrayal of the themes, languages, characters, and customs of Hispanic culture in the United States. Based at the University of Houston, Arte Público Press, Piñata Books and the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage project provide the most widely recognized and extensive showcase for Hispanic literary arts and creativity. For more information, please visit www.artepublicopress.com.

Boopsie: Boopsie for Libraries is a robust, multi-platform mobile library application designed for public and academic libraries. Already in use by many libraries and universities worldwide, Boopsie’s one-stop solution mobilizes catalog and non-catalog services at a disruptively affordable price.

Brodart Company: Since 1939 libraries have been able to turn to Brodart for everything from shelf-ready books to electronic ordering systems, high quality furniture, and supplies. From humble beginnings, Brodart has grown to become an international company, serving libraries from the Northwest Territories to the Pacific Rim, with facilities in the United States and Canada. Brodart truly has evolved into a full-service library company.

Capstone: Launched in 1991, Capstone Press was first among our family of imprints and digital products. Today, we’ve expanded into a publishing house that offers everything from nonfiction, fiction and picture books to interactive books, audio books, literacy programs, and digital media, supporting the learning needs of students through experiences that capture and engage young minds.

Cielo Maya: Cielo Maya, a fair trade organization, is an economic development catalyst for Tz’utujil Maya women in Guatemalan villages. Participating cooperatives preserve traditional arts, receive dignified wages and fund humanitarian projects.

Crabtree and Gareth Stevens: Crabtree Publishing Company is dedicated to producing high-quality books and educational products for K-8+. / Gareth Stevens publishing program focuses on nonfiction titles carefully written and designed to align with current curriculum standards and objectives.

Cultural Legacy, Inc.: Cultural Legacy, Inc. started on Sep 8, 1993, International Literacy Day, in Denver Colorado. Our mission is to engage children and adults in the culture of the Hispanic population both inside and outside the USA. We serve schools and libraries with our selection and expertise. We represent several publishers from Latin America and the United States.

The iShool at Drexel: The iSchool defines knowledge society as a society in which citizens collaboratively and freely create and share knowledge, and utilize information and technology to promote growth, prosperity, and well being. The iSchool will actualize its vision by educating citizens and leaders who will be the foundation of tomorrow's society.

Dual Language Program of Regis University: Regis University is proud to offer bilingual, accelerated degree programs at the innovative Dual Language Campus at Thornton. The Thornton Campus offers a dual language immersion program to our students where their classes alternate weekly between Spanish and English, allowing them the opportunity to complete their college degree while simultaneously attaining a professional level of proficiency in both languages.

Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management: Emporia State University offers an ALA-accredited MLS degree in the Denver area as well as in Emporia and Overland Park, KS, Salt Lake and Orem, UT and Portland, OR. Our MLS degree can be completed in two years with convenient weekend classes. Visit our booth or website for more information.

Fondo de Cultura Economica: Fondo de Cultura Economica is a decentralized publishing institution funded by the Mexican government, FCE publish, produce, markets and promotes the works of national Latin American and universal culture, through their own distribution networks and others, inside and outside our borders. Our actions are aimed at the creation, transmission and discussion of values and ideas, as well as training readers, students and professionals.

Independent Publishers Group: Independent Publishers Group was founded in 1971, the first organization specifically created for the purpose of representing titles from independent presses to the book trade. IPG is the original and second largest independent book distributor in the United States. Our innovative publisher services, aggressive marketing, and extensive reach ensure access into every imaginable channel, including gift, specialty, wholesale, and digital accounts worldwide.

Knowledge River: The University of Arizona's Knowledge River program focuses on educating LIS professionals coming from and prepared to serve the growing and underserved Latino and Native American populations.

Lectorum Publications, Inc.: Lectorum has the best selection of Spanish-language books for adults and children, offering more than 25,000 titles. We are the exclusive U.S. distributor of books by some of the most prestigious publishing companies in the world.

Lorito Books: Lorito Books is dedicated to building second language literacy and appreciation for the richness of Latino culture. We believe audiobooks are powerful learning tools and hope that our books will unlock the mysteries of 2nd language learning while entertaining children as they build skills and confidence. We are both a publisher and a distributor, publishing Spanish audiobook readalong sets and distributing for Mexican publishers of Spanish children’s literature.

Nancy Bolt and Associates: The Colorado Association of Libraries has sponsored the Bulgarian Library Project for over 10 years. The Project forms partnerships and sponsors libraries in Bulgaria through training and sending books. Nancy Bolt imports and sells jewelry from around the world to support the Project. At this conference, Nancy is supporting craftspeople in Latin and South America by selling their jewelry and crafts.

National Library of Medicine: The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest medical library and the nation’s premier source for biomedical information. Resources in Spanish include MedlinePlus, AIDsinfo, Tox Town and ToxMystery. The NLM is also home of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and its powerful suite of research databases. The library supports grants, fellowships, translational research and outreach through its many extramural programs and its network of regional medical libraries. Scientists, health professionals, librarians and the public all benefit from its many programs, initiatives and activities.  

NODA: Noda Audio Visual specializes in distributing film productions and CD-ROMs from Spanish speaking countries. We strive to stock available productions awarded in film festivals or acclaimed by the Hispanic press and also those successfully received by audiences. We also make available to our customers films produced in non-Hispanic cultures which have been dubbed or subtitled in Spanish and met international acclaim.

OLOS ALA: The Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) serves the Association by identifying and promoting library services that support equitable access to the knowledge and information stored in our libraries. OLOS focuses attention on services that are inclusive of traditionally underserved populations, including new and non-readers, people geographically isolated, people with disabilities, rural and urban poor people, and people generally discriminated against based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, language and social class.

Pathfinder Press: With over 125 titles in Spanish alone, Pathfinder offers primary source material on history, politics, and the social struggles of working people in the Americas and around the world. Pathfinder features writings, interviews, and speeches of working class leaders such as Malcolm X, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Karl Marx and Nelson Mandela, along with firsthand accounts of the Cuban Revolution. Pathfinder also distributes New International, a magazine of Marxist politics and theory published in English, Spanish, and French.

Rainbow Book Company: Rainbow Book Company is a distributor of fiction and non-fiction library books for grades K through 12. We feature bilingual and accelerated reader titles and the newest copyrights in our inventory, representing over 150 publishers at discounted prices.

San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science: Our fully online, ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program prepares students for careers as information professionals, who work in libraries and other settings. Our website provides extensive information for current students and prospective students. Or join us for an online open house to learn more about our MLIS programs.

Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science: The Graduate School of Library and Information Science is big in many ways — a national leader with top-rated faculty, prestigious alumni, and two great locations in Boston and South Hadley, Massachusetts.

StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 35,000 interviews from more than 70,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition. Historias is a StoryCorps initiative to record the diverse stories and life experiences of Latinos across the U.S., in partnership with the Latino Public Radio Consortium, Latino USA, the U.S. Latino and Latina World War II Oral History Project, StoryCorps Historias has become one of the largest collections of Latino voices ever gathered.

University of South Florida School of Information
: The School offers educational programs that seek to prepare students for careers and leadership roles in a complex, culturally diverse, and technological society. For several decades we have had a distinguished record of educating professionals in Library and Information Science through our ALA-accredited M.A. in Library and Information Science.

University of Denver Library & Information Science Program: Library and Information Science (LIS) has developed a distinctive program to serve the rapidly changing needs of future librarians, archivists, and information professionals in the Rocky Mountain region. It was also the first program to be accredited by the ALA in the past 20 years and it is the only program of its kind in the Rocky Mountain region. The Master's of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree prepares graduates to serve in school, public, academic or specialized libraries, archives, and in business or corporate settings where the effective management of information is crucial.

University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences: The School of Information Sciences has strong roots in the library and information professions dating back to 1928. Accredited since 1972, the School has achieved regional, national, and international recognition through its award winning faculty, innovative research, and its Center for Information Studies. Its leading-edge curriculum and respect for intellectual diversity makes the program one of choice both to Tennesseans and out-of-state students.