Webinar: Can I Get That in My Language and How Do I Know I Can Trust It?

  • Last Updated: November 02, 2022
  • Published: November 02, 2022

Register to attend the live training webinar, "Can I Get That in My Language and How Do I Know I Can Trust It?"

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)


Recording and closed captioning are available. All webinars are free of charge.

  • Speaker: Jane Canfield, Coordinator of Federal Documents, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
  • Learning outcomes: Almost 100% of my depository users in Puerto Rico are native Spanish speakers. The first question my users ask is, “Can I get information in Spanish?” The second is often, “How do I know that I can trust that information?” According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over 350 languages are spoken in the USA. Most speakers of those languages are immigrants or the children of immigrants. Many of them come from countries where fear of government and lack of government transparency are the normal situation. This webinar will address how to help your users overcome their fears, while also verifying that the information they are receiving from the Government is accurate and truthful. We’ll also explore search strategies for finding information in other languages, which is not always an easy task. Finally, the webinar will offer specific resources in other languages covering areas such as education, health, the workplace, citizenship, and learning English. Join us to learn how you can better serve your users who are speakers of other languages.

Registration confirmation information:

Upon registering, a confirmation email from [email protected] will be sent with instructions for joining the webinar. To ensure delivery of that email, configure your junk mail or spam filter(s) to permit messages from that address. GPO staff will also email your access information the day before the webinar. If you do not receive your login information, please email [email protected].

Prior to the webinar:

For those participating via a desktop or laptop computer (preferred method), a WebEx plug-in must be installed (one-time only). Download instructions. Some features will not be available for users participating with a tablet or smartphone. Devices need to have a WebEx app installed from the device’s app store, which may take time. After installation, the app will ask for you to Allow or Deny permissions.