Video Archive

Interview with Educator, Activist, and Author Dr. Angel Jones

July 19, 2023 Ana Arevalo (SJSU alumnus and former REFORMA SJSU iSchool officer), interviews Dr. Angel Jones whose research focuses on racial microaggressions, battle fatigue, gendered racism, and racism’s impact on mental health. Here she discusses her experience as an Afro-Latina, first-generation college graduate, and her work as an educator, activist, and author.

Cafecito con Profesor José Aguiñaga

April 25, 2023 An interview with SJSU’s Dr. José Aguiñaga where he discusses his experience as a first-generation college student, shares why he chose a career in librarianship, and gives advice to MLIS students.

Pura Belpré Celebración

June 26, 2022 Thirteen Latinx authors and illustrators of youth literature were awarded the Pura Belpré Award. The event was hosted by REFORMA, ALSC, and YALSA.

Noche de Cuentos at ALA’s National Conference

June 24, 2022 Noche de Cuentos this year at the American Library Association’s National Conference was Tarde de Cuentos. Storytellers Melissa Strova-Valencia and Jorge Tetl Argueta shared cuentos in the Hispanic Reading Room at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by REFORMA and the Library of Congress.

Cafecito con Dr. Michele Villagran

March 23, 2022 SJSU’s Dr. Michele Villagran discusses cultural competence and how libraries can create a more diverse and inclusive environment.

Spring 2022 SJSU iSchool Student Group Meet & Greet

February 3, 2022 Joining a student group is an opportunity to make connections in the LIS field and enrich your graduate school experience. Hear the different student groups talk about who they are, what they do, and how to get involved. (Presentation by REFORMA SJSU iSchool Student & Alumni Group automatically starts at 21:00 minutes. Scroll through video to learn about other iSchool groups.)

Interview with Mexican-American Author and Illustrator: Duncan Tonatiuh

September 17, 2021 An interview with Duncan Tonatiuh:author and illustrator. We talk about his books Separate is Never Equal, Undocumented: A Worker’s Fight, and Soldier for Equality.

¡Cafecito con Los Graduados!

May 25, 2021 Gain tips, insights, and more from a Q & A session with a panel of REFORMA SJSU iSchool alumni.

Cafecito con Patty Valdovinos

April 27, 2021 Our April Cafecito Con event featured Patty Valdovinos from Los Angeles Public Library. Patty chats about her position as a Multilingual Collections Librarian and her involvement as the President of the REFORMA Los Angeles Chapter.

Cafecito con Michelle Morton

Apr 27, 2021 Our March Cafecito con event features Michelle Morton! Learn about academic librarianship and libraries’ role in supporting community college students.

Cafecito con Beatriz Preciado

Apr 27, 2021 Our February Virtual Cafecito con Beatriz Preciado featured her work in Public Librarianship as the Programs Coordinator at OC Public Libraries, getting involved in professional groups, and how to balance it all!

Fall 2020 iSchool Student Group Meet & Greet

September 3, 2021 iSchool Student Group Meet & Greet

Cafecito con Barbara Miller

December 1, 2020 Barbara Miller chats with us about her work as a liaison librarian at Cal State Fullerton, her involvement with the Latinx Community Resource Center’s (LCRC) Special Collection, and connections between the Chicano Movement, REFORMA, and LIS.

The Mujeres Latinas Project Representation in Archival Repositories, SJSU SAASC & REFORMA SJSU

Nov 15, 2020 Join us and SAASC for an insightful look into preserving the history of Iowa Latinas. Janet Weaver from the University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa Women’s Archives, will talk to us about the Mujeres Latina Project and the ensuing digital humanities project Migration is Beautiful. By documenting and preserving the stories of Iowa Latinas, these projects are contributing to a new and more inclusive understanding of the past.

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