Date: June 27, 2013
Contact: Monica Chapa Domercq, Nominations Committee Chair
REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking, is pleased to announce the winners of the REFORMA Elections:
- Vice President/President Elect: Silvia Cisneros
- Treasurer: Sarah Dahlen
- Chapter Representative (Southwest Region): Sonia Bautista
Silvia Cisneros will serve as Vice President under President Isabel Espinal from 2013-2014, and as President from 2014-2015. She is a librarian at Santa Ana Public Library. Silvia is immediate Past President of the Orange County Chapter, and in 2012 was named the Arnulfo D. Trejo Librarian of the Year.
Treasurer Sarah Dahlen will be serving her second term as Treasurer. She is a member of the Bibliotecas Para La Gente chapter and is employed as a reference and instruction librarian at the Tanimura & Antle Library at California State University-Monterey Bay.
Sonia Bautista has been actively involved in the Los Angeles Chapter for six years, including serving as chapter president and chapter treasurer. She is a librarian at the City of Commerce Public Library.
Established in 1971 as an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), 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. Nationally, there are 19 REFORMA chapters. For more information on REFORMA, please visitwww.reforma.org.