The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services 
to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking

REFORMA is committed to the improvement of the full spectrum of library and information services for the approximately 56.2* million Spanish-speaking and Latino people in the United States. Established in 1971 as an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), REFORMA has actively sought to promote the development of library collections to include Spanish-language and Latino oriented materials; the recruitment of more bilingual and bicultural library professionals and support staff; the development of library services and programs that meet the needs of the Latino community; the establishment of a national information and support network among individuals who share our goals; the education of the U.S. Latino population in regards to the availability and types of library services; and lobbying efforts to preserve existing library resource centers serving the interests of Latinos.

Nationally there are twenty REFORMA chapters. These function autonomously, working through their local library systems, state library associations, and local organizations to achieve local objectives.

The goals of REFORMA include:
Development of Spanish-language and Latino-oriented library collections
Recruitment of bilingual, multicultural library personnel
Promotion of public awareness of libraries and librarianship among Latinos
Advocacy on behalf of the information needs of the Latino communityLiaison to other professional organizations  

Conference Dates and Sites

San Diego, April 1-4, 2015

Officers change:  (the last day of the Annual Conference each summer)


Beatriz Guevara
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Independence Regional Library
6000 Conference Drive
Charlotte, NC 28212
Tel: 704-416-4833

Vice President/President-Elect

Selina Gomez-Beloz
Crown Point Community Library
122 North Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
Tel: 219-306-8071


P.O. Box 832
Anaheim, CA 92815