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Format: 11/20/2017 - 9pm
Format: 11/20/2017 - 9pm
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Saturday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Research At Your Service! ¡Investigaciones para servirles! Latinos & their Information Needs on Center Stage Affiliate Event Palmer House Hilton
Spire Parlor
Description :

The growth of the Latino population means we need more research. REFORMA President Denice Adkins, University of Missouri, Columbia, conducted a research competition focusing on the Latino population, their library and/or information needs, and/or the responses of the LIS community to those needs. Three winners will present their research. Come hear the best exemplars of research, new developments and why research and library service are inseparable, i.e. how to link research results to making our libraries more useful, and how to design service-level research that tells us what we need to know about Latino library users. Everyone is welcome!

*Patricia L. Guardiola, will present her project titled, "Serving an Exploding Population: Analyzing the Information Behavior of and Resources Available to Latino Patrons, Using the Louisville Free Public Library System as a Model."
*Kaitlin J. Peterson, will present her project titled, "Including the Culturally Excluded and Socially Forgotten: Information Services for Spanish Migrant Workers in the United States."

*Jimena Sagás, will present her project titled, "Where I come from libraries are different: A comparative study of patron experience with libraries in Mexico and the United States."

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)

Sunday, June 30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 11:30am
Board Meeting (REFORMA) Affiliate Event Palmer House Hilton
Chicago Room
Description :

REFORMA Board of Directors includes the Executive Committee, the Chairs of all Standing Committees, and all the Chapter Presidents. ALL MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS OF OUR WORK ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)

Sunday, June 30 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Occupy Día: Engaging Children to Social Justice Issues Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Children make sense and construct ideas of the world around them by observing, listening and interacting with their surrounding. They will see the world and treat others following judgments constructed by their experiences. The discussion of social justice issues will help children challenge and evaluate the way they see the world and interact with others. What better day than Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) to advocate for a just and equitable society?

The celebration of Día emphasizes the importance of literacy of children of all linguistic and cultural background, which clearly represents the advocacy of social justice. Through “Occupy Día”, a series of bilingual and Spanish-language picture books will be recommended to incorporate the discussion of social justice issues such as immigration, gender roles, racism, social inequality, among others to Día programming. Activities incorporating the recommended titles are presented to engage children, family, friends, teachers, librarians and community members to the discussion of social justice issues.

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to know about Día and the importance of exposing children to social justice issues through literature and programming. The poster session will include pictures, narrative text, book exhibit and copies of an annotated bibliography of recommended titles.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Making it Happen: DIVERSITY in your library Affiliate Event Palmer House Hilton
Spire Parlor
Description :

A Model for Engaging Library Staff to Expand Services and Programs for Spanish-speakers in public and academic libraries. Many libraries recognize the importance of reaching out to their Spanish-speaking community, but most have difficulty implementing a practical model that allows for staff involvement system-wide. This session offers the tools needed to strengthen staff and volunteer participation in your library to expand services to the Spanish-speaking public. We will discuss the process for creating teams and successful community partnerships, obtaining feedback through surveys and forums, and providing programming resources for staff. We will also discuss ACRL's Diversity Standards for Academic Libraries.

Attendees will learn how to successfully implement a strategic plan that increases staff involvement in their library in order to expand programs and services for their Spanish-speaking community. They will gain programming ideas and resources, learn strategies to enhance their outreach and external partnerships, and develop ways to evaluate outcomes and performance. Academic librarians will learn ideas about how to promote diversity within their academic campuses. How to promote language diversity in an academic setting? How can we better serve our international students?

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)

Sunday, June 30 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Libraries empowering communities to deal with Climate Crisis Affiliate Event Palmer House Hilton
Crystal Room
Description :

Librarians have a unique role in addressing the climate crisis. The Latino community is especially vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. According to a recent poll, 50 percent of Latinos and 46 percent of Asian-Americans “personally worry a great deal about global warming,” compared with 27 percent of whites." We’ll review the science of climate change, the specific impacts to the environments where Latinos live and work, and the extent to which Latinos are included in ongoing policy discussions, both local and international. Library activities for engaging Latino communities, including youth, in awareness-building, hands-on projects, and community planning.

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)

Monday, July 1 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
REFORMA General Membership Meeting Affiliate Event Palmer House Hilton
Spire Parlor
Description :

This meeting is for all REFORMA members and others who are interested in our mission: to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking. Submit suggested agenda items to the REFORMA President.

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)

Monday, July 1 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Together We Are Better: International Collaborations Supporting Information Access Affiliate Event Palmer House Hilton
Spire Parlor
Description :

An international collaboration has been established to improve information access in Dominican Republic. Teachers, universities, librarians, students, and community members from both United States and Dominican Republic have united to develop a workshop and service learning program to improve information access and education using an asset-based approach to mobilizing existing resources in Dominican Republic communities. Discover the impact of asset-based international collaborations and how to adapt this model in other countries and communities.

Participants will develop an understanding of the best practices of an international collaboration bridging access to information in the Dominican Republic. Participants will learn about the benefits of using an asset-based approach to project development, how to coordinate collaboration between various stakeholders in other projects, and how to adapt this model in other countries and communities.

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)

Monday, July 1 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Executive Committee Meeting II (REFORMA) Affiliate Event Palmer House Hilton
Indiana Room
Description :

All REFORMA members are welcome.

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)