OC REFORMA El Dia de Los Ninos/El Dia de Los Libros Mini-Grant

Per the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC), El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), known as Día, is a celebration EVERY DAY of children, families, and reading that culminates every year on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

For more details, please download the Orange County Chapter of REFORMA Día de los Libros/Día de los Niños 2011 Mini-Grant Informational Handout and Application below:

El Dia de Los Ninos/El Dia de Los Libros Mini-Grant

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OC REFORMA Presents: The 21st Century Librarian Workshop–2/26/2011

21st Century Librarian Workshop
Saturday, February 26th, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Pollack Library Room PLN 130
Cal State Fullerton (Campus Map)

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Summary: In The Heights Musical-OCPAC

Que Tal OC REFORMA–

This truly has been a tremendous summer for OC REFORMA in many ways, including the celebration of OC REFORMA’s 30th anniversary as well as honoring our new scholarship winners for 2010 in July.

To bring this historic summer to an appropriate conclusion, a large contingent of local REFORMA members and familia attended the second to last performance of In the Heights at the Orange County Performance Arts Center on 8/15/2010, a musical with its proud Latin roots on display, providing a pleasurable musical escapade, with its blazing hip-hop lyrical style mixed in with a sizzling sonic onslaught of danceable salsa beats and cool Latin jazz tunes, all in our own backyard in the beautiful city of Costa Mesa on a warm Sunday afternoon.

In The Heights

In The Heights: Orange County Performance Arts Center, August 15th 2010

The musical has received much recognition for its unique blend of hip-hop and Latin music interjected with a solid choreography, and it was immediately obvious why critics raved as the opening piece really made its mark with its laid-back vibe and smooth lyrical flow that got the Orange County crowd bobbing their heads in unison, including many REFORMA members.

In case you were unable to attend the performance, here is a quick taste of the music and dance via YouTube from previous performances. Check it out: In The Heights-Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, Blackout in the Heights, and The Club–In The Heights.

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This social event in August would not have been remotely possible if it was not for Al Milo, OC REFORMA treasurer, who not only proposed the idea for a OC REFORMA social gathering for August during the last official meeting, but also took the initiative to coordinate the actual event itself, providing REFORMA members with an excellent seating arrangement to enjoy the performance together. OC REFORMA therefore would like to acknowledge and thank Al Milo for bringing this special event into fruition. Great Job!

OC REFORMA

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30th Anniversary Tardeada & Scholarship Award Ceremony

Hola OC REFORMISTAS,

The first batch of photos of Saturday’s (July 24th) celebration have been posted to the OC REFORMA picture album. Please access our album to see some of the wonderful photos taken by OC REFORMA members during the event festivities:

Tardeada Photo Album

Here are three photos to share:

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From left: Brenda (OC REFORMA Secretary), Monica, Irma (OC REFORMA Vice-President), Raymundo (Scholarship Recipient), John, Juan (Scholarship Recipient), Richard, Concepcion (Scholarship Recipient), Beatriz (Scholarship Recipient), Silvia (OC REFORMA President), Patty (Scholarship Chair), Lupita (Scholarship Recipient)

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From left: John Ayala, Raymundo Andrade (2010 Scholarship Recipient), Juan Soria (2010 Scholarship Recipient), Concepcion Flores (2010 Scholarship Recipient), Beatriz Preciado (2010 Scholarship Recipient) & Richard Serrato

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Baile Folklorico Renacimiento

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OC REFORMA would like to thank all of the members and scholarship recipients who attended this special and historic event.  Moreover, OC REFORMA would like to especially thank and acknowledge the planning committee members that coordinated the Tardeada. Their hard work and dedication in organizing this spectacular event, an event filled with great Mexican food, excellent entertainment (Baile Folklorico Renacimiento!), and a memorable slide show of REFORMA’s thirty year commitment to library advocacy, left a lasting impression on all who attended Saturday’s celebration. In fact, here are some comments made the day after the event:

“A great celebration!”
“The 30th Anniversary Tardeada yesterday was a terrific celebration!”
“Ditto from me!”

All in all, the anniversary celebration was truly a night to remember, so make sure to visit our picture album via the link below.

Tardeada Photos

OC REFORMA


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2010-11 OC REFORMA Chapter Officers:

Silvia Cisneros: President
Irma Morales: Vice President
Brenda Ramirez: Secretary
Al Milo: Treasurer

OC REFORMA Chapter Website

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Greetings,

Our chapter meeting and potluck is scheduled for next week, Thursday, June 3rd at 6pm. Tentative META Steering Committee meeting at 5pm. If not it will be the 30th Anniversary Committee meeting.

John Ayala is our host. For more information contact OC REFORMA Chapter President Monica Lopez.

Regards

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April 11, 2010 “Career Paths for New Librarians” Workshop

Mark your calendars OC REFORMA members! On Sunday, April 11th, 2010, the Career Paths for New Librarians Workshop will take place on the campus of California State University at Fullerton.  The event is sponsored by the Orange County Chapter of REFORMA, San Jose State University SLIS program, SJSU Lissten graduate student organization, and the California Librarians Black Caucus.

For more information, please access the following flyer:

“Career Paths for New Librarians” Workshop

Hope to see all of you there!

OC REFORMA

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Reflections from the Past, OC REFORMA 1988

OC REFORMA has been active in Orange County since 1979, promoting and advocating Library Services for the growing Latino and Spanish speaking communities across the county for over thirty years.  Although numerous workshops and activities have taken place over the past three decades, many of the photos of these past events have yet to be scanned and made available online. Fortunately, Anthony Arroyo (Pima Community College Library) has put together a wonderful online photo album of one specific workshop that took place in 1988, offering the newest members a brief glimpse of some of the rich history of OC REFORMA’s community involvement with advocacy, education, and outreach. Please access the following link below to take a trip back in history to view some classic photos from OC REFORMA’s illustrious past.

Library Services for the Latino Community Workshop 1988 Photos

Regards,

OC REFORMA

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2010-11 OC REFORMA Scholarship Application Available

Orange County Chapter of REFORMA invites current and future library and information studies students to participate in its 2010-11 Scholarships Competition. The Orange County Chapter of REFORMA seeks to support the recruitment and retention of bilingual Spanish/English students to the profession of librarianship through local REFORMA chapter scholarship funds.

The scholarship application deadline is: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 (postmarked). For more information, including the application, access the following link: 2010-11 OC REFORMA Scholarship Application

Regards,

OC REFORMA

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Mentoring Opportunities–OC REFORMA

The META, REFORMA/SJSU Mentor Program, is designed to recruit, encourage and support bilingual and/or bicultural individuals in the SJSU School of Library and Information Science.

The Program will:

  • Provide you with individual guidance from a practicing librarian.
  • Enable you to learn more about the library profession
  • Foster and promote the development of library service to the Latino community.

For more information, download our brochure:

pdf logo META Mentoring Program Brochure

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