Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Announcing a new Oregon REFORMA chapter

Through the hard work of our member libraries and WCCLS staff, we are pleased to announce the new Oregon Chapter of REFORMA!

REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking is a professional organization for library staff and library students, and an affiliate of the American Library Association.

The new Oregon Chapter of REFORMA will provide leadership statewide to help libraries offer more Latino and Spanish-language oriented materials; to recruit more bilingual library staff; and to encourage new library services and programs that meet the needs of the Latino and Spanish- speaking community.

The Executive Board of Directors of National REFORMA approved the Oregon Chapter at their annual meeting this month. WCCLS Outreach Librarian for Latino and Youth Services Program, Martín Blasco, will serve as the inaugural chair of this new chapter. Elizabeth Lopez, a Librarian with the Hillsboro Public Library will serve as Secretary.

Find out more here.