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Event Mora Award 2011 applications due 8/15

by Beatriz Wallace on Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Nominate your school or library's celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) for the Mora Award. Go to http://reforma.org/ and click on Awards and Scholarships for more information.

Discussion USSF Planning Wiki. Detroit 2010 (US Social Forum)

by Kathleen McCook on Sun, May 10, 2009 at 07:10 am

The USSF 2010 which will take place in Detroit  has a Planning Wiki.

Detroit USSF local organizing efforts are facilitated by  five "anchor" organizations:

The USSF 2010 which will take place in Detroit  has a Planning Wiki.

Detroit USSF local organizing efforts are facilitated by  five "anchor" organizations:

 

Report at Radical Reference on Librarian participation at the USSF Social Forum in Atlanta .

Article on Librarians at the USSF Social Forum in Atlanta in The Progressive Librarian 30 (Winter 2007/2008)  "PLG – ¡Presenté! Report from the United States Social Forum," by Elaine Harger & Kathleen de la Peña McCook. 

Just posted: a pdf file report on  the 2007 USSF.

The Social Forum [2007]  succeeded in introducing US-based movements to the open processes, its participatory nature and the opportunities to share and develop sophisticated politics relevant to the current moment.

 

The U.S. Social Forum is more than a conference, more than a networking bonanza, more than a reaction to war and repression. The USSF will provide space to build relationships, learn from each other's experiences, share our analysis of the problems our communities face, and bring renewed insight and inspiration. It will help develop leadership and develop consciousness, vision, and strategy needed to realize another world.

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Discussion Now accepting Mora Award applications

by Beatriz Wallace on Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 01:11 am

REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking is now accepting applications for the 2009 Estela and Raúl Mora Award. 

REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking is now accepting applications for the 2009 Estela and Raúl Mora Award. 

 The Estela and Raúl Mora Award was established by author and poet Pat Mora and her three siblings in honor of their parents and to promote Día de Los Niños/Día de los Libros (Day of the Children, Day of the Books).  The Mora Award consists of a $1,000 stipend and a plaque donated by the Mora grandchildren.  The award will be presented at ALA midwinter to the most exemplary program celebrating Día de Los Niños/Día de Los Libros.  Schools and Libraries who had successful Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros  programs during 2009 are encouraged to submit an application before August 31st 2009.

 Application guidelines are available on the REFORMA website www.reforma.org or at http://www.reforma.org/Mora2009.htm

 For additional information please contact the chair of the 2009 Mora Award committee Elva Garza (512)462-1453 or elva.garza@ci.austin.tx.us

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REFORMA Fundraiser @ 2009 ALA Annual Conference

by Loida Garcia-Febo on Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 05:06 pm

Valeria Molteni, Camila Alire, Eileen Bosch, Loida Garcia-Febo @ 2009 REFORMA Fundraiser= 2009 ALA Annual Conference.

ALA Advocacy Institute @ 2010 ALA Midwinter

by Loida Garcia-Febo on Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 04:33 pm

Speakers: Loida Garcia-Febo, Carol Brey-Casiano, Marci Merola, Patricia Schulman

REFORMA Officers 2009-2010

by Loida Garcia-Febo on Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 04:23 pm

REFORMA Officers for 2009-2010 (Left to Right):

President: Loida Garcia-Febo; Past President: Luis Chaparro; Vice President/ President Elect: Lucia Gonzalez

Event Mora Award applications due 8/31

by Beatriz Wallace on Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 11:03 am

REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking is accepting applications for the 2009 Estela and Raúl Mora Award. 

REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking is accepting applications for the 2009 Estela and Raúl Mora Award. 

 The Estela and Raúl Mora Award was established by author and poet Pat Mora and her three siblings in honor of their parents and to promote Día de Los Niños/Día de los Libros (Day of the Children, Day of the Books).  The Mora Award consists of a $1,000 stipend and a plaque donated by the Mora grandchildren.  The award will be presented at ALA midwinter to the most exemplary program celebrating Día de Los Niños/Día de Los Libros.  Schools and Libraries who had successful Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros  programs during 2009 are encouraged to submit an application before August 31st 2009.

Application guidelines are available on the REFORMA website www.reforma.org or at http://www.reforma.org/Mora2009.htm

 For additional information please contact the chair of the 2009 Mora Award committee Elva Garza (512)462-1453 or elva.garza@ci.austin.tx.us

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Discussion Labor's Last Stand. The Employee Free Choice Act.

by Kathleen McCook on Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 08:19 am

The corporate campaign to kill the Employee Free Choice Act. Chamber of Commerce's campaign against EFCA.

 ALA-APA supports the Employee Free Choice Act.

The Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800) is critical piece of workers' rights legislation that will:

The corporate campaign to kill the Employee Free Choice Act. Chamber of Commerce's campaign against EFCA.

 ALA-APA supports the Employee Free Choice Act.

The Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800) is critical piece of workers' rights legislation that will:

 

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Event REFORMA Fundraiser @ ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

by Max Macias (non-member) on Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 04:29 pm

SAVE the date!

Plan to attend a fabulous Fiesta!

REFORMA Fundraiser @ ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

Sunday, July 12 starting at 8:00 p.m.

Location TBA

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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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