Statement of Support Oregon State Library
REFORMA National would like to commend the State Library of Oregon for creating a position to assist Oregon libraries to improve Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Antiracism (EDIA). This challenging work must be done in a high level position with proper compensation, and cannot continuously fall on the shoulders of BIPOC staff that already have so much more work to do. This needs to be a collaborative effort in order for it to truly generate meaningful change.
REFORMA hopes that this creates traction for other State Libraries to follow suit and create a similar position to address the many challenges our libraries and BIPOC staff face on a daily basis.
Thanks again to the State Library of Oregon staff for furthering this important work.
REFORMA 2021-22 Executive Committee
President - Nicanor Diaz
Vice President - Romelia Salinas
Past President - Oscar Baeza
Secretary - Alma Ramos-McDermott
Treasurer - Denice Adkins
Member-At-Large Representative - Alda Allina Migoni
East Region Chapter Representative - Manny Figueroa
West Region Chapter Representative - Balladolid (Dolly) Lopez
Established in 1971, 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. For more information on REFORMA, visit reforma.org.