REFORMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. REFORMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Checks may be written out to REFORMA and mailed to:
P.O. Box 832,
Anaheim CA 92815-0832
The REFORMA National Conference is the premier training and networking event for anyone interested in library services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking. RNC VII will celebrate REFORMA's 50th Anniversary and will offer an extraordinary lineup of programs, authors, and vendors under the theme Somos el cambio / We Are the Change. RCNC VII will take place virtually November 4 - 7, 2021.
In 2014, REFORMA implemented the Children in Crisis Project to solicit donations to purchase and deliver books for children crossing the southern border into the United States. We continue delivering books to detention centers, shelters, law offices, and group homes around the country where these children are sent after being processed.
El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. REFORMA is proud to be a founding partner of Día. Each year REFORMA awards up to 5 mini-grants of $300 to support a Día program that celebrates Latino culture.
We know that some members may be facing financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, REFORMA has established the Familia Fund to help Reformistas continue with their membership.
The REFORMA National Program Grant is a grant of up to $500 awarded to an active REFORMA Chapter and Members-at-Large that wishes to apply for funds to work on a special project that benefits the Latino/Spanish speaking within their community.
REFORMA believes that storytelling and oral traditions are key to the transmission and preservation of culture, as well as a significant tool in developing literacy skills. Noche de Cuentos was launched in 2010 to promote and preserve the art of storytelling within our Latino communities in the U.S. Each year REFORMA awards up to 8 mini-grants of $300 to support a Noche de Cuentos program during Latino Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15.
The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by REFORMA and the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Each year REFORMA plans the Pura Belpré Award Ceremony—the Celebración—with a free event open to the public.
The Emerging Leaders program enables newer librarians from across the country to participate in workgroups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA’s structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. Each year, REFORMA sponsors one member to participate in the program and contributes $1000 to cover the cost of attending the Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference.
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.