REFORMA Announces 2013 Scholarship Recipients
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: June 1, 2013
Contact: Denice Adkins, President
The REFORMA Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their 2013 selections for the REFORMA Scholarship:
• Claudia Flores of Plainfield, New Jersey. Claudia will be attending Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science in Summer 2013.
• Xochitl Rocha of Oxnard, California. Xochitlwill be attending the University of Washington Information School in Fall 2013.
• Marianne Dolce of Deltona, Florida was awarded the Rose Treviño Memorial Scholarship. She is currently attending University of South Florida School of Library & Information Studies.
Since 1971, REFORMA has supported the active recruitment of bilingual and bicultural librarians to meet the information needs of the Spanish-speaking community. The REFORMA Scholarship provides financial assistance to encourage and enable Latinos and/or Spanish speakers to pursue or advance a career in Library and Information Science. The Rose Treviño Memorial Scholarship honors the life and legacy of a children's librarian at heart who dedicated her career to serving Hispanic communities. Treviño passed away in 2010 at the age of 58.
REFORMA scholarships are open to students who qualify for graduate study in Library and Information Science who are Spanish-speakers or interested in serving Latinos or the Spanish-speaking. The scholarships are not restricted by age, sex, creed, national origin, or minority group/association membership. Applicants must show evidence of commitment to a career in librarianship and the potential for high academic standing. Applicants should demonstrate an understanding of and desire to serve the Spanish- speaking community. The recipients must display character and leadership, which are essential for success both as a student and as a professional.
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 26 REFORMA chapters. For more information on REFORMA, please visit www.reforma.org.