About the REFORMA Orange County Chapter
Nationally there are twenty-three REFORMA chapters. These function autonomously, working through their local library systems, state library associations, and local organizations to achieve local objectives. Established in 1979, The Orange County Chapter of REFORMA is part of the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking. The chapter is dedicated to the improvement of library and information services to Southern California’s Latino and Spanish-speaking communities.
Irma Morales| President
Edwin Rodarte| Secretary
REFORMA Orange County Website
About the REFORMA National Organization
REFORMA is committed to improving the full spectrum of library and information services for the approximately 30 million Spanish-speaking and Latinos in the United States. Established in 1971 as an affiliate of the American Library Association, the goals of REFORMA include:
1. Development of Spanish-language and Latino-oriented library collections;
2. Recruitment of bilingual, bicultural library personnel;
3. Promotion of public awareness of libraries and librarianship among Latinos;
4. Advocacy on behalf of the information needs of the Latino community;
5. Liaison to other professional organizations.
REFORMA has actively sought to promote the development of library collections and the promotion of library professionals that work with Spanish-language and Hispanic-oriented materials and the Latino population at the local, regional and national levels.
REFORMA is a non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia and is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization of the Internal Revenue Code.