Nominee for Chapter Representative - East region
A native of California’s San Joaquin Valley, I have also lived in Nevada, Virginia, North Carolina and for nearly 10 years now, our nation’s capital, Washington, DC. I trace my Mexican-American and European-American heritage from Los Imperial and the Angell family. I have a grandson living with his parents on Long Island in New York and two granddaughters stationed with their parents in Fort Campbell, KY.
I became a Reformista in 2000, have served as Newsletter Review Editor (three years), founding member and first-ever President of the Carolina Chapter, chapter treasurer (two years), REFORMA National Membership Committee Chairperson (two years), Mora Award Committee member, and Interim and National Treasurer (four years).
Currently I work as Branch Manager of the Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library, District of Columbia Public Library, Washington, D.C., where I am planning Día events, developing Spanish collections, and serving and working with others to promote the library to Latinos and the Spanish-speaking in the District.
I have over twenty years of experience in public libraries, earning my M.L.S. while employed with Wake County Public Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina, where it was my pleasure and privilege to develop collections, programs, and services for the Latino population. I am a life member of REFORMA and ALA and a member of BCALA, DCLA and NCLA.
After concluding my term as REFORMA National Treasurer in 2011, I necessarily chose to focus my time and attention on familia. Now I am prepared to once again serve REFORMA and our communities in the role of Chapter Representative for the East Region. I have the capacity to fully participate by attending ALA Midwinter and Annual meetings and since I live and work on the East Coast, I am conveniently positioned to be in close communication with the chapters of the East Region: Puerto Rico, Northeast, Reforma de Florida and Midwest. I welcome the opportunity to serve my organization and I would appreciate your vote.