2020 Dr. Arnulfo D. Trejo Librarian of the Year (LOTY) Award Winner
The Dr. Arnulfo D. Trejo Librarian of the Year Award (LOTY) is presented annually by REFORMA to recognize a librarian who has distinguished himself or herself in the field of librarianship, promoted and advocated services to the Spanish-speaking and Latino communities, and made outstanding contributions to REFORMA.
This year, the Awards Committee selected Adriana Blancarte-Hayward
as the recipient of this award.
Adriana Blancarte-Hayward is the Manager of Outreach Services for the New York Public Library
. Connecting people and libraries is her passion. She received her M.S. in Library and Information Science from The Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University, and her B.S. in Information Systems Engineering from The Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico.
A former Library volunteer and ESOL Library student, prior to her current position she was a library branch manager where she led an award winning team (New Dorp Library: Maher Stern Award for Service Excellence 2012, NYC Neighborhood Library Award Winner 2013).
She is former past-president of the New York Library Association Ethnic Services Round Table
(2013-2014) and member of Serving Refugees Immigrants and Displaced Persons ODLOS ALA Subcommittee
. She is former past-president of the REFORMA Northeast Chapter
(2019-2020) and member of the REFORMA Membership and RNC Committees