President: Carolina Saldivar
Carolina Saldivar is a bilingual librarian at the Hadley Branch of the Denver Public Library, and is originally from Mexico City. She attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution. She worked for an electrical distributor for a couple of years, then moved to Texas after starting a family. During this time Carolina volunteered at El Paso Public Library: Sergio Troncoso Branch and fell in love with the library profession. She started taking online classes from Texas Woman’s University and received her MLS in 2015. She served two terms as Secretary for the REFORMA Colorado chapter, from 2017-2019, and has also been a member of the conference planning committee.
Vice President: Monique Ramos
Secretary/Historian: Jonah Vallez
Treasurer: Orlando Archibeque
Lando received his BA in Sociology/Social Science from Hastings College (1976), his Master’s degree in American Studies from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (1980), and his MA in Librarianship & Information Management from the University of Denver (1981). He has worked in both academic and public libraries in Colorado his entire professional career. In 1990 he joined the library faculty at the Auraria Library; his position has morphed several times over the years and he is currently serving as Social Science Collection Development Librarian. Lando has long been associated at both national and state levels with REFORMA, an organization which has provided him with many networking, professional development, and leadership opportunities, not to mention long-lasting friendships. His fifteen minutes of fame came in 1998 with the publication of Serving Latino Communities: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians, a book he co-authored with his friend and mentor, Dr. Camila Alire.
Webmaster: K.D. Hubbard
K.D. Hubbard is a librarian at the Denver Public Library, where she works as the Read Aloud Program Coordinator. Before coming to Denver, she worked at the Phoenix Public Library and the Sojourner Center. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in Art Studies, with a minor in Psychology, and her MLIS from the University of Arizona. K.D. has been a REFORMA member for the last six years, as well as chair of the 2019 REFORMA CO Conference.
Past President: Nathaniel Ramos, Jr.
From Commerce City, Colorado, Nathaniel Ramos, Jr. is a Bill and Melinda Gates Scholar, Daniels Fund Scholar, Latin American Education Foundation Scholar, Denver Public Library Fellow, and alumnus of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities program. He earned his MLIS from the University of Denver in 2012 and earned his PhD. from Florida State University in August 2019. At FSU he mapped thousands of libraries serving diverse communities using census data and the programs offered at those libraries. He also researched smartwatch use and their impact within the running community. Since returning to Colorado, Nathaniel has been involved in REFORMA and is currently the chair of the Technology Committee for the 2020 REFORMA Conference.
REFORMA Colorado Committees
These are standing committees comprised of one or more Reformistas. Committees are an excellent way to get involved in REFORMA Colorado.
Scholarship Committee – This committee plans scholarship deadlines and will be reviewing applications soon! Mónica Lozano is the scholarship committee chair.
Website Committee- This committee works on all website issues by web mastering, making changes based on member suggestions and updating the material. Current head of the website committee is K.D. Hubbard.
Conference Planning Committee- This committee plans and carries out everything to do with the annual REFORMA CO Conference. The Vice President is always the conference chair. To contact the committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Translation committee– People on this committee must be bilingual and fully literate in English and Spanish, as they will be called upon to translate all sorts of materials for libraries and occasionally other community organizations. Current heads of the translation committee are Viviana Casillas and Nicanor Diaz.
Listserv committee– This group maintains the listserv membership. Current head of the listserv committee is Orlando Archibeque.
Nominations committee– This committee, headed by the past president, is in charge of soliciting nominations for the coming year’s officer elections as well as facilitating the election itself. Current head of the nominations committee is Mary Dodge.
To contact any of the committees, please email email@example.com
Nathaniel Ramos (President), Carolina Saldivar (Vice President), Mónica Lozano (Past President), Alyria Salazar (Secretary/Historian), Orlando Archibeque (Treasurer), K.D. Hubbard (Webmaster)
Mónica Lozano (President), Nathaniel Ramos and Sylmari Burgos (Vice President), Candy Markle (Past President), Orlando Archibeque (Treasurer), Nick Demetriades (Secretary), K.D. Hubbard (Webmaster)
Candy Markle (President), Mónica Lozano (Vice President), Viviana Casillas (Past President), Orlando Archibeque (Treasurer), Carolina Saldivar (Secretary)
Viviana Casillas (President), Candy Markle (Vice President), Mary Dodge (Past President), Orlando Archibeque (Treasurer), Carolina Saldivar (Secretary)
Mary Dodge (President), Viviana Casillas (Vice President), Nicanor Diaz (Past President), Orlando Archibeque (Treasurer), Candy Markle (Secretary)
Nicanor Diaz (President), Mary Dodge (Vice President), Camila Alire (Past President), Orlando Archibeque (Treasurer), Gloria Chavira (Secretary)
New officers are elected each year and serve for 1 year from July 1 – June 30.
All members are encouraged to run for office.