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Email: yagooutreach@gmail.com  

Yago S. Cura is an outreach specialist for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, and librarian substitute with the Los Angeles Public Library. Yago possesses close to ten yearsof teaching experience at the high school, community college, and university level. He is a 2007 ALA Spectrum scholar, and the recipient of a 2009 Multicultural Award presented to him by the GSLIS faculty at Queens College/C.U.N.Y. He publishes Hinchas de Poesía (www.hinchasdepoesia.com), an online literary journal and has had poetry published in Lungfull!, LIT, Exquisite Corpse, PALABRA, Skanky Possum, Versal, 2nd Avenue, New Orlean’s Review, Tidal Basin Review, U.S. Latino Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, La Fovea, and COMBO. Yago is a proud member of the Los Angeles REFORMA chapter. He moderates a Spanglish poetry blog, Spicaresque (http://spicaresque.blogspot.com), which has had more than 39,000 visitors and a librarian blog, The Shusher (http://theshusher.tumblr.com), that documents all his outreach efforts for the Los Angeles Library Foundation and has had more than 1,000 visitors.


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‘Homework Help’ Outreach Efforts Take Off

Since October, 2011 the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) has been working closely with Los Angeles United School District (LAUSD) sites, Angeleno nonprofits, and city of L.A. Family Source Centers to increase user rates for Live Homework Help, a free online tutoring interface for patrons of the Los Angeles Public Library.  Staff members involved in […]