National Library Conference Draws Top Names and Sponsorship


Contact: Monica Chapa Domercq
Reforma National Conference IV Public Relations and Marketing Committee Chair
(760) 583-1472

September 11, 2011-National Library Conference Draws Top Names and Sponsorship

Organizers from REFORMA, the national association to promote library and information services to Latinos and the Spanish-speaking, are pleased to announce the participation of top names and sponsorship at its 40th Anniversary Conference from September 15-18 at the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel.

The 4th REFORMA Conference (RNC IV), “Elevating Services to Latinos: Juntos in the Mile High City,” expects hundreds of service providers to benefit from special guest speakers such as Pat Mora, founder of the nationally celebrated El Día de los niños/El Día de los libros, Children’s Day/Book Day. Special appearances are expected from popular storyteller Jose Luis Orozco and beloved author and illustrator Alma Flor Ada. There are six pre-conference workshops and nearly forty breakout sessions from which to choose.

Attendees will also benefit from exhibits that cover a wide spectrum of products and services that institutions need to serve their users. From Spanish and bilingual books and printed materials to vendors who support audiovisual and mobile application needs, browsers of the hall will find a host of new publications and products. Exhibit coordinators Patrick Sullivan and Tess Tobin, are particularly pleased with the addition of an International area for visitors from the Mexican Library Association and Department of State.

Generous support from library technology provider, Innovative Interfaces/SkyRiver and the Gerald Kline Family Foundation serve to ensure the success of the milestone conference. The American Library Association, as well as Library Journal, Gale Cenage Learning, Baker & Taylor and Polaris also contributed to the conference that appropriately begins the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month on September 15.

Any professional and student service provider in academic, public, school and special libraries interested in attending the Reforma National Conference (RNC IV) is encouraged to visit the Reforma website at to register and to obtain updated information about conference programs, events and exhibits.