David López

For immediate release
Contact: Teresa "Tess" Tobin
REFORMA Dr. Arnulfo D. Trejo Librarian of the Year (LOTY) Award & the Elizabeth Martinez Lifetime Achievement (LAA) Award Committee

REFORMA Announces 2017 Librarian of the Year (LOTY) Winner

David Lopez is the recipient of 2017 Dr. Arnulfo D. Trejo Librarian of the Year Award (LOTY) which recognizes a librarian who has distinguished himself in the field of librarianship, promoted and advocated services to the Spanish speaking and Latino communities and made an outstanding contribution to REFORMA.

David began his career in librarianship as a paraprofessional at the Santa Ana Pubic Library and was recruited by OC REFORMA, a partner in the Laura Bush 21st Century IMLS grant Seeds to Trees Academy to become a library professional. David participated in this program graduating from San Jose University. David is a fluent native Spanish speaker, bicultural, a gifted English language creative writer and journalist devoted to library services to the Latino community.
David has not disappointed. He is very active in the OC REFORMA Chapter bringing his leadership skills while serving as Vice-President and President of the Chapter.  David has found success in his library work, but he is someone who truly wants to give back to the profession by helping another library professional succeed.