President: Viviana Casillas
Viviana has been involved with libraries in Colorado since 1996 and has worked at various capacities but is currently a Library Program Associate with the Denver Public Library where she spearheads the Career Online High School, a strategic initiative of the Denver Public Library designed to meet the needs of adults over 19. She is deeply passionate about services to new immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, among others. She also recently completed her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science.
Vice President: Candy Markle
Candy has been serving in libraries for ten years, and worked in bookstores for an additional five years. She grew up in San Diego, CA, and loves the west, mountains, and snow, which brought her to Colorado in 2016. She has a background in social justice and believes that libraries can play a critical role in the advancement of historically oppressed populations. She is featured in the book, This Is What a Librarian Looks Like, out May 2017.
Secretary/Historian: Carolina Saldivar
Bio coming soon! Or eventually.
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 Hawaii at Manoa (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 my entire career. In 1990 he accepted a position with the Auraria Library, which has morphed several times over the years and is now serving as Social Science Collection Development Librarian. Orlando has long been associated with REFORMA at both national and local levels, an organization which has provided him with many networking, professional development, and leadership opportunities.
Past President: Mary Dodge
Bio coming soon! Or eventually.
Past President: Nicanor Diaz
Nicanor has been involved with libraries for almost 10 years and a REFORMA member for 6 years. Most of his work has been developing services for undeserved populations including Spanish speakers and new immigrants. He received his bachelor’s degree in History at the University of Northern Colorado and his MLS from University of Denver. Nicanor was lucky to have the opportunity to work for the National Library in Argentina for 6 months. On the weekends he enjoys playing with his two adorable (really!) basset hounds, Watson and Sherlock.
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.
REFORMA Colorado Committees
These are standing committees comprised of one or more Reformistas. Committees are an excellent way to get involved in REFORMA Colorado.
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 Viviana Casillas.
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 Nicanor Diaz.
To contact any of the committees, please email email@example.com.