The OMA was at OLA for the first time, but not as an attendee, as an exhibit booth staffer for the recently established REFORMA Oregon chapter…and it was a lot of fun!
As you may recall, the OMA attended and presented at the national REFORMA conference earlier this month. REFORMA is a national organization with over a dozen chapters in various states and cities across the country dedicated to carry out the organization’s mission to provide library services to Latino/a and Spanish-speaking communities.
For many years there was a Northwest chapter of REFORMA that included the states of Washington and Oregon, but in recent years, Oregon’s librarians began to discuss the possibility of a separate Oregon chapter. And this past year it became official! So, the chapter members decided to staff a booth at the Oregon Library Association (OLA) conference to spread the word. The booth was a great success with dozens of people stopping by to learn more and we left with a long list of sign ups for the chapter’s listserv. The booth included a lot of information about the chapter and local services and programs, and it also featured the newly created chapter website. Be sure to check it out!
Here are a few more booth photos…