REFORMA OR's workshop at the OLA 2017 pre-conference!
About the Workshop
About the Presenters
Kristen is a former ALA Emerging Leader and spent her Peace Corps time in Nicaragua. She is a marketing wizard, bilingual storytime extraordinaire, and gardening enthusiast.
Natalia Fernández, Curator of the Oregon Multicultural Archives and OSU Queer Archives, Oregon State University
Natalia is the curator of the Oregon Multicultural Archives and OSU Queer Archives at Oregon State University. She collaborates with LGBTQIA and communities of color to empower them to preserve, share, and celebrate their stories. She has an MLIS from the University of Arizona.
Deborah Gitlitz, Outreach Librarian, Wilsonville Public Library
Deborah has more than 20 years' experience as a bilingual youth librarian in multicultural, economically diverse environments, including 15 years at several branches of the Multnomah County Library and currently as Outreach Librarian in Wilsonville. She is an associate library consultant with the Ruth Metz Consultant Studio, with proficiency in Spanish and expertise in youth services, outreach, family literacy, staff training and facilitation; a Community Trainer with the Oregon Registry; a volunteer naturalist with Metro; and a hobbyist ukulele player. Travel, singing, and hiking are among her favorite things. Oh, and books.
Patty Lara, Outreach Specialist, Hood River County Library District
Patty is the Outreach Specialist for the Hood River County Library District. Her current projects include, but are not limited to, organizing a bookmobile, coordinating a number of community-based events, hosting a weekly radio program, and selecting Spanish materials to add to the district’s collection.
Patricia Morán, Spanish Bilingual Youth Librarian, Multnomah County Library
Patricia, a Spanish Bilingual Youth Librarian for the Multnomah County Library, builds and maintains relationships with patrons, neighborhood organizations, and the greater population served by the library. She has experience in creating a rich and inclusive Spanish language juvenile collections.