REFORMA OR Chapter – OLA Booth
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!
REFORMA Oregon Chapter Website
Here are a few more booth photos…