REFORMA VI National Conference CFP

 

REFORMA National Conference VI (RNC VI) will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 7-9, 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel. After almost a year of careful consideration and visits to potential sites, Puerto Rico was selected as the next location.

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.

 

Puerto Rico is also the location of one of REFORMA’s active chapters. This will be the first time REFORMA holds a conference in La Isla del Encanto “The Island of Enchantment” in an effort to keep library professionals at the forefront of trends and provide networks amongst librarians, nationally and internationally.

The REFORMA National Conference has previously been held in Austin, TX; Tucson, AZ; El Paso, TX; Denver, CO; and San Diego, CA.

The REFORMA National Executive Committee will like to acknowledge the diligent work of the REFORMA National Conference Coordinating Committee (RNC-CC) for making the site selection possible. Members of the RNC-CC include Loanis Menendez-Cuesta, Kathryn Blackmer Reyes, Jacqueline Ayala, Roxana Benavides and Selina Gomez-Beloz.

REFORMA is the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking. 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

REFORMA National Conference VI (RNC VI) will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 7-9, 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel. After almost a year of careful consideration and visits to potential sites, Puerto Rico was selected as the next location.

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.

For more information, please visit http://www.reforma.org.

Abstracts due on May 5th, 2017.

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