Madeline Pena Statement

Madeline De La Peña Feliz
Nominee Vice President/President Elect

Statement of Purpose

What an honor to be nominated to run for the position of REFORMA Vice-President/President-Elect. REFORMA is a wonderful organization that has given so much to the library profession, to its members, and to the communities their members serve. I have been extremely fortunate to have fellow Reformistas mentor and inspire me throughout my career. I would love to have the opportunity to give back to REFORMA and help carry out its mission and goals.
If elected, I would focus on increasing communications through a newsletter, improved listserv and enhanced website. I would work hard to increase membership, find ways to generate more income, revive enthusiasm in committee work, and communicate to the world the value of REFORMA as the leading organization for library service to the Latino and Spanish speaking. Now more than ever, we need to work together to provide resources, guidance and support to our communities, and to further the mission of our REFORMA. I look forward to working with all of you!

About Madeline Peña 
Madeline Peña is the Digital Content Manager for the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL). In the past, she has worked as Multilingual Collections Manager and Bilingual Social Media Librarian with LAPL.
She has been an active member of REFORMA for the past six years. She is a current member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors, serving as Chapter Representative for the West Region, Co-Chair of the Public Relations Committee, and Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee for RNCVI. In the past she has served in a variety of positions including President of the Los Angeles Chapter, and Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee for RNCVI.
In 2015, she was honored with the REFORMA Dr. Arnulfo Trejo Librarian of the Year Award.​