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 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.
Beatriz Preciado | President
Programs Coordinator – OC Public Libraries
REFORMA member since: 2010
Beatriz Preciado is the Programs Coordinator at OC Public Beatriz Preciado is the Programs Coordinator at OC Public Libraries. In her current role she is responsible for the development and implementation of various system-wide program activities and grants. She earned her MLIS from San Jose State University and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Communications from California State University, Fullerton. Beatriz is an American Library Association Spectrum Scholar. She is currently pursuing a Human Resources certificate at the University of California, Irvine.
Brianna Limas | Vice President, 2020-2022; President-elect, 2022-2024
MLIS Student – San Jose State University
REFORMA member since: 2018
Brianna Limas is a MLIS student enrolled in SJSU’s iSchool and expects to graduate Fall 2021. 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.
Milly Lugo-Rios | Secretary, 2020-2022
Senior Librarian – Santa Ana Public Library
REFORMA member since: 2008
Milly embraced librarianship as a second career after 20 years working in the private sector. She is from Puerto Rico and has been a librarian at the Santa Ana Public Library for 13 ½ years. A graduate from SJSU, she has worked in the Adult Services area, both in collection development and programming. She has also been responsible for maintaining a relevant and informative adult Spanish Collection, staying abreast with trends in the Spanish speaking community, and providing the Santa Ana community with up to date best sellers, books of popular interest, and subjects important to their needs. Milly’s passion is international literature. She believes that literature written by international authors enables us to see the world from the perspective of others, face their challenges, and eventually helps us develop a global understanding of today’s cultural landscape.
David Lopez | Communications Officer, 2020-2022
Marketing & Communications Librarian – OC Public Libraries
REFORMA member since: 2009
National REFORMA Executive Board – Western Region Chapter Representative, 2017-2021
David has served as a past president of the OC Chapter of REFORMA and as PR Committee Chair for National REFORMA 2014-2017. He currently serves as the Western Region Chapter Representative on the Executive Board of National REFORMA. David is adjunct faculty in the Library Technology program at Santa Ana College. He has earned numerous recognitions including the I Love My Librarian Award in 2014 presented by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the New York Times, and the American Library Association; Fellow of the International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions (IFLA) in 2016; REFORMA’s Dr. Arnulfo Trejo Librarian of the Year (LOTY) award in 2017; and Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2018 among others.