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.
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