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Public Relations Committee

Charge/Description
The Public Relations committee works to successfully represent REFORMA and do the following:

1. Write and distribute official REFORMA Press Release announcements which include, REFORMA officer elections, REFORMA programs at ALA Annual and Midwinter conferences, announcement of REFORMA positions, REFORMA sponsored awards and scholarships, and the formation of new REFORMA ventures.

2. Actively communicate information through social media, website, REFORMAnet, REFORMA forums in AMS, Listservs for other related organizations (ALA Divisions, RoundTables, etc; affiliated ethnic organizations; state listservs, etc.)

3. Increase social media visibility and activity by creating welcoming, professional networks which serve as a foundation for REFORMA’s mission to serve library professionals who work with Latinos and the Spanish speaking
Record REFORMA history and present-day activity through the publication of photographs and official/unofficial announcements via social media outlets


Goals and Objectives: 2014-15
Goal 1: Promotion and information dissemination of REFORMA National Conference V (RNC V) in collaboration with the RNC V marketing and steering committees
Goal 2: Official correspondence and promotion of fundraising efforts for REFORMA Children in Crisis initiative in collaboration with the Children in Crisis Task Force
Goal 3: Publicity of Pura Belpre Award nominees and winners in collaboration with the Pura Belpre committee
Goal 4: Publicity of the Mora Award and winner announcements in collaboration with the Mora Award committee
Goal 5: Focus on the implementation of the National YouTube channel and Pinterest account



Roster

David Lopez (Chair, July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016)
pr@reforma.org

Jorge Arganza
Jorge@arganza.net 

Celia Avila
cavila@lapl.org 

Wanda Cortes
wandacortes@gmail.com

Jenny Murphy
Jenny.n.murphy@gmail.com

Elizabeth Negrete
Negrete91@yahoo.com



Get Involved
Volunteer applications for REFORMA national committees are accepted from February 1 - April 15 for service the following committee term, which begins July. Vist http://www.reforma.org/volunteer for more information and a link to the volunteer form.