By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
The Multnomah County Library’s website features content available in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and Simplified Chinese as well as English, according to Vailey Oehlke, director of libraries.
“The library’s translated website is another positive step toward providing responsive and inclusive service to our diverse community,” said Oehlke. “As the needs of our community shift and evolve, the library will continue to look ahead to ensure that we’re meeting or exceeding those needs.”
Translating the library’s website, www.multcolib.org, is part of its ongoing commitment to connect immigrants to the information and resources they need to be successful in the United States.
The library system, which includes the downtown Central Library and 18 neighborhood libraries, engages people of all ages with free opportunities to learn English, build job and technology skills, prepare for citizenship and attain educational goals.
The translated website is optimized to work on any mobile device and enables searching for events and materials in all five languages. The translations will be updated and expanded over time.