Saturday, January 14, 2006

El Corazon de Tejas: A Chapter of REFORMA with Heart

REFORMA, one of the five ethnic library associations is affiliated with ALA, has had the foresight to foster the establishment of regional chapters. Here, in the Heart of Texas, we're fortunate to have a strong, devoted group of library workers "committed to improving library and information services to Central Texas' Spanish-speaking and Latino community." Today members held their monthly meeting at the Windsor Park Branch of the Austin Public Library. Among the chapters many activities include an annual Dia de Los Ninos/Dia de los Libros events, various fundraisers, and involvement in local Deiz y seiz de Septiembre events. Corazon does much to support LIS students. This spring Corazon de Tejas has established a new conference award to support an iSchool student's attendance at the 2006 Texas Library Association annual conference this April in Houston. The iSchool will honor Latino alums by hosting a one day gathering on campus focusing on recruitment and retention of Latino students. More about that later!