The Oregon Library Association’s quarterly journal, the OLAQ, just published a fantastic issue featuring the work of various members from REFORMA OR – and the OMA is a member!
REFORMA OR is the state branch of the National REFORMA Organization. REFORMA Oregon is intended to be a professional organization for librarians and library staff who serve the Spanish-speaking and Latino communities. The organization’s past-president and co-founder, Martín Blasco, was the issue’s guest editor. The OMA’s contribution was the article “Las Historias de Latinos en Oregón: Canby, Oregón An Oral History Project Collaboration Between A Librarian and an Archivist” detailing the Canby, OR oral history project; for more information check out the OMA blog post: La comunidad latina en Canby, Oregón / The Latino/a community in Canby, Oregon
“Las Historias de Latinos en Oregón: Canby, Oregón An Oral History Project Collaboration Between A Librarian and an Archivist” – link to online access to the article
And, check out the other four articles below:
“Impacting Rural Hispanic Communities by Reaching Out, Connecting and Providing Services at Different Levels” by Patty Lara
“Change is the only Constant: Serving the Latinx Community With Help From REFORMA Oregon” by Gabriela Martínez Mercier
“Libros for Oregon: Collections Connect Communities A New LSTA Grant to Help More Oregon Libraries Take Advantage of the Guadalajara Book Fair” by Deborah Gitlitz
“Collection Diversity Has No Borders: A Librarian’s Experience at FIL, CILELIJ and FILIJ” by Patricia Morán