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Event All Committees Meeting II (REFORMA)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm

All of REFORMA's committees meet at this time. These include: Children's & Young Adult Services Committee (CAYASC), Education Committee, Finance Committee, Fundraising Committee, Information Technology Committee, , Legislative Committee, Librarian of the Year Award Committee, Membership Committee, Nominations Committee, Organizational Development and New Chapters Committee, Program Committee, Public Relations Committee, Pura Belpré Award 2011 Committee, Recruitment and Mentoring Committee, Scholarship Committee, & Translations Committee.

All of REFORMA's committees meet at this time. These include: Children's & Young Adult Services Committee (CAYASC), Education Committee, Finance Committee, Fundraising Committee, Information Technology Committee, , Legislative Committee, Librarian of the Year Award Committee, Membership Committee, Nominations Committee, Organizational Development and New Chapters Committee, Program Committee, Public Relations Committee, Pura Belpré Award 2011 Committee, Recruitment and Mentoring Committee, Scholarship Committee, & Translations Committee. See http://reforma.org/content.asp?pl=2&sl=24&contentid=24 for more info on REFORMA Committees.

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Event General Membership Meeting (REFORMA)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm

This meeting is for all REFORMA members and others who are interested in REFORMA. Submit suggested agenda items to the REFORMA President.

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Event Pura Belpré Celebration Planning breakfast (REFORMA)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Planning meeting of REFORMA & ALSC for Pura Belpré Award

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Event Executive Committee Meeting II (REFORMA)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

All REFORMA members are welcome. Executive Committee members' names can be found at http://reforma.org/content.asp?pl=2&sl=10&contentid=10

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Event All Committees Meeting I (REFORMA)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

All of REFORMA's committees meet at this time. These include: Children's & Young Adult Services Committee (CAYASC), Education Committee, Finance Committee, Fundraising Committee, Information Technology Committee,

All of REFORMA's committees meet at this time. These include: Children's & Young Adult Services Committee (CAYASC), Education Committee, Finance Committee, Fundraising Committee, Information Technology Committee,
, Legislative Committee, Librarian of the Year Award Committee, Membership Committee, Nominations Committee, Organizational Development and New Chapters Committee, Program Committee, Public Relations Committee, Pura Belpré Award 2011 Committee, Recruitment and Mentoring Committee, Scholarship Committee, & Translations Committee. See http://reforma.org/content.asp?pl=2&sl=24&contentid=24 for more info on REFORMA Committees.

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Event Board Meeting (REFORMA)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

The REFORMA Board of Directors is comprised of the Executive Committee, the Chairs of Standing Committees, the Chapter Presidents, and any other person/office designated by the Board.

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Event Executive Committee Meeting I (REFORMA)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

All REFORMA members are welcome. Executive Committee members' names can be found at http://reforma.org/content.asp?pl=2&sl=10&contentid=10

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Event From Seeds to Trees: Growing the Bilingual Librarians of Tomorrow from High School Diploma to MLIS

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:08 am

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The Santa Ana Public Library has developed a proven method of mentoring and professional guidance to recruit bilingual Spanish-speaking high school students, college-age youth, and MLIS students in a combined volunteer and paid internship program that provides exposure to the profession, hands-on experience, and mentored training in library-specific tasks. The presenters are all participants of the library's "Seeds to Trees" program at various stages of educational development: high school, community college, college, and LIS programs.

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Event Online Tools for Spanish Speakers

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:08 am

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The library can be an important center of learning for Latino immigrants. Loida Garcia-Febo will show librarians how to blend emerging technologies and social media with in-person services such as reference and programming to build a library community that welcomes Spanish speakers.

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Event APALA and REFORMA President's Program: Beyond Books: Graphic Novels and Magazines of Color

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:08 am

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This program focuses on the impact and future of Graphic Novels, Comics, and Magazines written primarily for and by Asian, Latino, and African-American authors, featuring David Inocencio, co-founder of “The Beat Within – A Weekly Publication of Writing and Art From the Inside”; Keith Knight, award-winning author of “The Weekly K Chronicles”; Rebecca Marrell, Diversity Resident Librarian, Western Libraries in Bellingham, WA, and Jason Shiga, award-winning author of Empire State: A Love Story (or not). Discover the heart-wrenching writing and artwork created by incarcerated teens, many of whom are disproportionately represented by youth of color. Hear graphic novelists talk about the revolutionary nature of their works. This program is sponsored by the Asian/Pacific Americans Librarians Association (APALA), http://www.apalaweb.org and National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA),http://www.reforma.org.

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The U.S. Census Bureau has projected that by the year 2010 the Hispanic population will surpass 47 million*. REFORMA is committed to the improvement of the full spectrum of library and information services for this ever-growing population of Spanish-speakers and Latinos in the United States.

Established in 1971 as an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), REFORMA has actively sought to promote the development of library collections to include Spanish-language and Latino oriented materials; the recruitment of more bilingual and bicultural library professionals and support staff; the development of library services and programs that meet the needs of the Latino community; the establishment of a national information and support network among individuals who share our goals; the education of the U.S. Latino population in regards to the availability and types of library services; and lobbying efforts to preserve existing library resource centers serving the interests of Latinos.

The organization is governed by an Executive Board which includes the officers, committee chairs, and the Presidents chapters and our one affiliate.

Nationally there are twenty-six REFORMA chapters. These function autonomously, working through their local library systems, state library associations, and local organizations to achieve local objectives.

One of REFORMA's most noteworthy activities is the annual scholarship drive. The association awards a number of scholarships to library school students that express interest in working with Latinos. Other activities that benefit the members include the publication of a quarterly newsletter which keeps members abreast of the latest developments in the organization and in library services to Latinos; publication of an annual Membership Directory which has, in effect, established a national network of librarians, library trustees, community and library school students with mutual concerns; and programs and workshops that focus on serving Latinos. We warmly invite all interested persons to join us in our efforts.

The goals of REFORMA include:

  • Development of Spanish-language and Latino-oriented library collections
  • Recruitment of bilingual, multicultural library personnel
  • Promotion of public awareness of libraries and librarianship among Latinos
  • Advocacy on behalf of the information needs of the Latino community
  • Liaison to other professional organizations

*Source: Census 2000, Projected Population of the United States, by Race and Hispanic Origin: 2000 to 2050, March 2004.

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