1. REFORMA conference invites your participation
[As the premier US library organization focusing
on services for Spanish-speakers gears up for its second national
conference (with some of your SOL mates scheduled to present--check
out the program at the conference site: http://www.reforma.org/rnc2/
) the call is out for poster session participants.
Even if you don't do a poster session, Flaco hopes
you'll consider going to this conference to cotorrear with
some of the most experienced thinkers and activists in this area
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REFORMA 2nd National Conference, August 3-6, 2000,
GUIDELINES/CALL FOR PROPOSALS
RNC II POSTER SESSIONS
Poster sessions are an excellent way to highlight
innovative programs, ideas, or research findings. The RNCII poster
sessions will allow conference participants to visit informally
with colleagues who have developed programs relating to the conference
theme of "The Power of Language: Planning for the 21st Century."
Information and graphics will be posted on 4' by 8'
gray-blue bulletin boards and will remain on display
in the exhibit area. Presenters will be scheduled from 2:00 to 3:00
PM on Friday, August 4 and from 9:00 to 10:00 AM on Saturday, August
5 to answer questions and discuss the contents of their displays.
WHO MAY PARTICIPATE
Anyone interested in mounting a poster display related
to the RNCII theme may apply. This includes but is not limited to
librarians, library staff & library students. There is no charge
for putting up a poster display, but abstracts submitted for the
meeting are accepted on the understanding that the main presenting
author will register for the conference. Poster co-authors are not
required to attend, but if they do wish to accompany the main presenting
author, they must also register. Please see the RNCII Website at
for registration information.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send the following information by June 30th
5613 E. 18th St.
Tucson, AZ 85711
1. The title of your poster session.
2. The name of the main presenting author and co-authors.
3. Complete mailing address, e-mail address, phone,
and FAX of all authors.
4. Provide an abstract of your poster, not to exceed
300 words in length.
5. Let us know if you will need an 8' by 2' table
for handouts in addition to the 4' by 8' board.
All correspondence concerning an abstract will be
sent to the main presenting author. Notification will be sent by
July 7 for all abstracts received by June 30. If the person who
has registered as the main presenting author is unable to attend
the meeting, he or she should immediately name a substitute.
REFORMANET maillist - REFORMANET@lmrinet.ucsb.edu
2. Answer to the latest SOL quiz
Teresa Pacheco was quick to identify the Mexican
revolutionary, a leader and a reader who, as Secretary of Education,
oversaw the establishment of a couple thousand public libraries
in the first years of the 1920's. He spent a lot of his weekends
driving boxes of books out to small towns...later he ran for president,
left the country, returned to direct the National Library,
and created a body of written work that solidified
his place as one of America's most important philosophers and authors.
Also known as "Maestro de América," he was--
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I guess José
Computer Services Assistant
Hall County Library
127 Main St. N.W.
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
The contest runner-up was Claire Johnston in Jersey
whose answer was perfect but came in after Teresa's:
From: Claire Johnston <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: "Ateneo", or, Somebody get
me a _proofreader_!
Bruce: Hi. Is it José Vasconcelos? He was Secy.
of Education for Mexico also, so it would make sense that he was
the greatest proponent of libraries, esp. mule-driven ones. Thanks.
I like these quizzes.
Ocean County Library
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Teresa of course gets a free book, but she's ready
to spread the good fortune around; she reports, "I'm working
on grants from number of sources and will let the list know if anything
comes of it."
She also thanked Pamela Conroy for her offer to
hook up with folks in Chicago (see SOL 20.5): "Pamela
- wish I could go to that, but family reunion time is coming up
for us right then. I'd love to meet some other people on this list."
3. A plan to hook up in Chicago, and in Hermosillo
From: "Lic. Cecilia Avilés-Valdez" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: SOL 20.5: Delivery Duda; Fun
Me parece interesante lo que dice Pamela, yo estaré
en ALA y sería interesante que pudieramos planear algo para el XI
Foro que se celebrará en Hermosillo, Sonora en marzo del 2001.
I'm interested in Pamela's idea. I'll be
in Chicago for ALA and it might be nice if we could plan something
for the 11th Cross-border Library Forum that will take place in
Hermosillo next March.
4. This looks like a job for a Spanish-speaking
[I've lived in Hermosillo, and I've lived in Oregon;
they're both beautiful but they have slightly different average
temperatures and annual rainfall. This job closes soon, so contact
Ann immediately if you're interested, and please let me know your
feelings about job postings on the SOL list.]
From: Ann Dondero <email@example.com>
Subject: Question About Postings???
I signed up for this list some time ago and have
read the postings with interest.
Our library has a vacant reference librarian position
and would ideally like to hire someone who is fluent in speaking
(and reading and writing) English and Spanish. I do not recall
having seen job postings on your list. Our director would like the
library's position posted if this can be done because the number
of Spanish speaking patrons is growing and we would
like to serve their needs better than we are able
to do currently. Our community has a significant Spanish
speaking population and it is felt that this is an opportunity to
provide improved service. Please let me know if this is possible.
OR It can just be stated there is a job opening and if someone
is interested they may make an inquiry. Please let me know
and I will send the information, if either of these options is appropriate.
The listing closes May 31st. Thank you!
Youth Services Librarian, Forest Grove City Library
2114 Pacific Avenue; Forest Grove, OR
Telephone: (503) 992-3247; FAX: