Reforma: The National Association to Promote Library Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking

This is the website for Reforma, the Latino and Spanish Speaking Library caucus. Reforma describes itself as:

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 Reforma website has links to professional information for librarians and others who serve Spanish speakers in US libraries. There are additional links to pages about various initiatives of the organization, including Mentoring, Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros, the prestigious Pura Belpre children’s book award, a Reforma scholarship, and the ReformaNet listserv.

This website is a significant professional resource for library and information professionals whose jobs and personal convictions motivate them to help connect Spanish speakers in the United States with the best possible library service.

Published in: on December 1, 2007 at 6:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

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