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REFORMA Announces the 2018 Pura Belpre Award Winners

Every year, the Pura Belpré Award is presented to a Latino/Latina author and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. Established in 1996, the award is named after a pioneer in Latino librarianship, Pura Belpré, who was the first Latina to work at the New York Public Library and who was also a writer and storyteller.

ALA and REFORMA create Adopt a Library program to assist libraries in the Caribbean

 CHICAGO — Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated much of the Caribbean and libraries were not spared. In addition to its fundraising efforts, the American Library Association (ALA) is partnering with REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and Spanish Speakers on an Adopt a Library Program to match damaged or destroyed libraries in the region with libraries in the United States and elsewhere that would like to assist in their recovery. 

REFORMA statement on the Rescinding of DACA

REFORMA, The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and Spanish Speakers would like to express support for the nearly 800,000 Dreamers recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). We appeal to Congress to pass legislation to resolve this human rights matter.

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RNCVI Conference Cancelled

Dear Reformistas:

After much consideration and conversations with the RNC VI Steering Committee and conference hotel, we need to cancel RNC VI in San Juan Puerto Rico. The National Weather Service declared a Hurricane Watch over Puerto Rico from Tuesday to Thursday. Hurricane Irma is set to pass by the Island during these days. The local government cancelled school classes and work was cancelled for the public employees. This is the biggest travel day for attendees and your safety is our concern.


RNCVI Update Regarding Hurricane Irma

The REFORMA Conference Committee is closely monitoring the situation with Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic Ocean. As information becomes available, it will be shared on the conference website. There is currently no indication that the storm will directly hit Puerto Rico. The hotel is prepared with generators, a water system, and an emergency hurricane plan.

ALA Statement on violence in Charlottesville, VA

Tue, 08/15/2017

CHICAGO - Today American Library Association President Jim Neal released the following statement regarding the weekend’s tragic violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Telling Our Stories: Community Building to Recruit and Retain Latinx to the Library Profession


RNCVI IMLS Travel Scholarships

We are proud to announce that the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking a Laura Bush 21 st Century National Forum Grant. The grant, Telling Our Stories: Building Community to Improve Recruitment and Retention of Latinx to the Library Profession will offer a series of activities...

Congratulations to the LOTY and LAA Winners!

We are proud to announce the 2017 Librarian of the Year (LOTY) and Lifetime Achievement Award (LAA) winners: David Lopez and Ana-Elba Pavon! Join us in celebrating them at the Denim & Diamonds Gala on Friday, June 23 at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. Purchase your ticket today!

Early Bird Registration for RNCVI Extended!

Early bird registration for RNCVI has been extended through June 13. Register today!