REFORMA Announces 2014 Election Results
For immediate release
Contact: Monica Chapa Domercq
Nominations Committee Chair
SANTA ANA, CA, July 16, 2014 - REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking, is pleased to announce the winners of the REFORMA Elections and new members of the National REFORMA Executive Board:
- Vice President/President Elect: Beatriz Guevara
- Chapter Representative: Oscar Baeza [Representing the following regions: El Corazon de Tejas, El Paso, Florida, Northeast, New Mexico, Southeast, Rio Trinidad]
- Chapter Representative: Monica López [Representing the following regions: Washington, Minnesota (inactive), Orange County, Puerto Rico, Northwest, Heartland, California Gold, Bibliotecas Para La Gente]
Beatriz Guevara will serve as Vice President under President Silvia Cisneros from 2014-2015, and as President from 2015-2016. She is a librarian at Independence Regional Library in the Charlotte & Mecklenburg Counties Library system, NC.
Oscar Baeza has been re-elected as Chapter Representative. He is Public Services Librarian at El Paso Community College, TX and was the recipient of the Dr. Arnulfo Trejo Librarian of the Year (LOTY) award in 2013 for his exceptional contributions to the library field.
New Chapter Representative, Monica López, has been actively involved in the Orange County Chapter as a Past President. She is a librarian, associate professor, and Acquisitions and Collection Development Coordinator at Cerritos College, CA. Monica is also the International Relations Committee Co-Chair for RNC V.
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 with regard to the availability and types of library services; and lobbying efforts to preserve existing library resource centers serving the interests of Latinos.
Nationally, there are 19 REFORMA chapters.
For more information on REFORMA, please visit www.reforma.org.