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Event Recruitment for Latino Library & Information Professionals

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

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Latino higher education enrollment is predicted to increase by 40% in the next decade. Educators and leaders from several diversity initiatives will discuss issues and challenges of recruiting Latino LIS professionals and programs to overcome those challenges.

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Event The 2012 Pura Belpré Celebraciòn

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

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Join ALSC and REFORMA in celebrating the 2012 Pura Belpré Medal winners Guadalupe Garcia McCall (author) and Duncan Tonatiuh (illustrator), and honorees Margarita Engle, Xavier Garza, Rafael Lopez, and Sara Palacios, as they receive their awards and deliver their acceptance speeches. The Celebraciòn is a free, joyful event featuring local entertainment and a book signing by the winning authors and illustrators.

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Event Executive Committee Meeting I (REFORMA)

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

Event Board of Directors Meeting (REFORMA)

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

Event REFORMA Membership Meeting

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

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Open to REFORMA members and others interested in library and information services to Latinos and the Spanish-speaking.

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Event Executive Committee Meeting II (REFORMA)

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

Event New President's Work Session (REFORMA)

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

Event Leadership is an Urgency - Fire it Up! (REFORMA President’s Program)

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

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“In each of us there is a talent and we are capable of leading from where we are” says President Maria Kramer. Association members of every job classification and from every type of library provide the foundation for advancing the vision, while at the same time are placed at the pulse of community library and information needs and dreams. The role of this interactive program is to inspire and instill the member-leader, volunteer-leader, and/or community-leader in all of us!

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

“In each of us there is a talent and we are capable of leading from where we are” says President Maria Kramer. Association members of every job classification and from every type of library provide the foundation for advancing the vision, while at the same time are placed at the pulse of community library and information needs and dreams. The role of this interactive program is to inspire and instill the member-leader, volunteer-leader, and/or community-leader in all of us!

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Event Noche de Cuentos (REFORMA)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 01:07 am

Join us for REFORMA's signature program, Noche de Cuentos: A Magical Evening of Tales. It'll be a fun-filled night with good stories and great company!

Moved to the Dallas Public Library, J Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St., Dallas, TX, (2nd Floor)

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Event Pura Belpre Celebracion Planning Breakfast (REFORMA)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Breakfast meeting for planning the Pura Belpre Celebracion at ALA Annual. Sponsored by REFORMA, the National Association for the Promotion of Library & Information Services to Latinos & the Spanish-speaking.

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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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