OC Reforma’s Mission: 

Improve library and information services for Southern California’s Latino and Spanish-speaking Communities.

We are the Orange County Chapter of REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking. The association awards several scholarships per year to graduate library school students who are committed to working with Latino and Spanish-speaking communities.

Other activities that benefit the membership include: the publication of the REFORMA newsletter and facilitation of the REFORMANET listserv, and programs and workshops with a focus on serving the Spanish-speaking and Latino communities. Nationally, REFORMA is committed to the improvement of the full spectrum of library and information services for the more than 40 million Spanish-speaking and Latino people in the U.S.

2022-2024 Officers

Brianna Limas | President
Outreach Librarian – California State University Northridge

REFORMA member since 2018

Brianna Limas is Outreach Librarian and California State University Northridge. They have been a REFORMA OC member since February 2019. Their primary interests include critical librarianship, engaged pedagogy, and serving BIPOC and Spanish-speaking students and patrons in academic/college libraries. In their spare time, Brianna enjoys reading science fiction, watching TV and movies, and playing roller derby. 

Natalie Marquez | Treasurer, 2022-2024
Natalie Marquez is a Reference Library Assistant at UCI Libraries and has worked at Langson Library for over 5 years. A UCI alumna who graduated in 2009 with B.A. degrees in History and Classical Civilization, she is currently taking classes towards a Master of Library and Information Services degree, through San Jose State University. Her research interests include Egyptology, ancient mythology, and information literacy

Caroline Sinay Gudiel | Secretary, 2022-2024
Caroline Sinay Gudiel serves as the Library Consortium Program Manager for the Library Services Platform (LSP) program, a program that is a partnership between the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, the Council of Chief Librarians (CCL), the Community College League of California (CCLC), and 110 participating California Community Colleges (CCC). A native Spanish speaker with roots in Central America and an Orange County resident, Caroline has over 18 years of work experience in academic libraries. She has a Master’s of Library and Information Science from San José State University, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a focus in International Business and Management from California State University, Long Beach.

Saidy Valdez | Communications Officer, 2022-2024
Saidy Valdez is a Librarian and the branch manager at the OC Public Libraries San Juan Capistrano Library branch. She has worked in public librarianship for the past eleven years.  She has a Master of Library and Information Science from San José State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Radio-TV-Film from California State University, Fullerton. As a librarian, she is passionate about providing diverse programming that reflects the needs of the community.  She has been a member of the Orange County Chapter of REFORMA for the past nine years and former President.