Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Meeting @ American Library Assocation Conference


The Latino Digital Content Working Group would like to invite all who are attending the American Library Association (ALA) conference this coming June in Anaheim, CA  to attend our discussion on “Who is Preserving Chicano Archives for the Future?”  Our meeting will take place on Saturday, June 23rd 4:00-5:30pm @ the Hilton Redondo Room (REFORMA Hotel).  Please join us and share your ideas, comments, and concerns on issues related to the preservation of Chicano/Latino information in the digital environment. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Presentation at Open Hearts, Open Minds: Libraries Serving Latino Communities Summary


An Orange County REFORMA Workshop
Orange Public Library
March 31, 2012

The presentation by Richard Chabran, Norma Corral, Lizette Guerra and Lillian Castillo-Speed included asking several questions of the audience. In response to the question? What does Latino digital archives mean to you? Responses covered disciplines such as history and literature -- to objects such as old buildings, video, and landmarks -- to actions such as what we did to change our communities. In response to the question of how digital archives should be accessed, responses focused on social networks and nationwide projects that would make the information accessible to all wherever they are. The conference was attended by public and academic librarians, library school students, and high school students that are participating in local REFORMA programming and grant-related activities.