Elisa Garcia

ELISA GARCIA - STATEMENT

Eastern Region Representative

Thank you so much for the opportunity to serve as the Eastern Region Representative for REFORMA National. It’s been truly an honor to work and collaborate with my REFORMA Northeast Chapter friends and colleagues, and having the opportunity to serve as Chapter President 2021-2022 and also chairing the 2023 Book Buzz committee has allotted me the experience to grow professionally, network, and build new relationships.
 
 As a member of REFORMA, I have learned new strategies to serve the Latino and Spanish-speaking communities I serve through my work at the New York Public Library. I am immensely grateful to the Reformistas who have taken me under their wing and fostered me with their leadership and mentorship.
 
If elected as Eastern Region Chapter Representative I would focus on supporting the members and elected officers of the Northeast Chapter, building a stronger network, increasing membership within the region, and supporting in advancing the chapter's mission.
 
Serving as Eastern Region Representative would also allow me to connect with library school students and early career librarians within our region to encourage and engage them with REFORMA National and Northeast chapter.
 
I strongly believe in working collaboratively and value learning from others as much as they can learn from me. I look forward to working together, increasing our membership, growing as an organization, and furthering the REFORMA Mission!