Archive for November, 2010

Rita Torres / BPLG Scholarship Recipient: Sandra Aguilar

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Congratulations to Sandra Aguilar, San Jose SLIS student and the recipient of the Rita Torres/ Bibliotecas Para La Gente Scholarship 2010/2011. Sandra’s application and experience has earned her the BPLG Scholarship and we send out our best to her.

Sandra’s history with libraries started off with tutoring in the homework center, later leading to four years as a Page at the Joyce Ellington, East San José Carnegie and the Hillview branches of the San José Public Library. She was encouraged to pursue a career in libraries by some of our own BPLG members and the rest is history! Sandra currently balances her employment as a Police Data Specialist and her library school studies. She will be at the November 19th BPLG meeting in Novato so come out to meet her, give her your congrats and support her efforts as a library school student.

BPLG at CLA! November 12-14 Sacramento, CA

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Look for BPLG everywhere at the California Library Association Annual Conference in Sacramento, November 12-14.

Stop by the BPLG table throughout the day and say hello to your fellow BPLG members and encourage other attendees to stop by as well.   A great big thanks to those members who volunteered to staff the table for the three days of the conference.

On Saturday the 13th at 3:00 head to the workshop:  Family Literacy Focus Project by Five ALA Ethnic Affiliates where BPLG member Ida da Roza will be among the presenters. The Five ALA Affiliates received funding to develop sustainable and replicable library-based family literacy programs. People in attendance are sure to come away with some helpful insights.

On Sunday the 14th at 2:15 run, don’t walk to hear BPLG’s own President Elizabeth Muñoz-Rosas take part in the SJPL workshop Bienvenido a Tu Biblioteca!: Welcoming Latinos to the Public Library.  Sunday is the only day I’ll be at CLA so I definitely have this on my schedule.  See you at the conference!

November 19th BPLG Meeting at the Novato Public Library

Monday, November 1st, 2010

BPLG Vice-President, Dora Irene Morales will host BPLG’s November meeting at the Novato Public Library, a branch of the Marin County Free Library System. Enjoy the company of the BPLG members, participate in BPLG business, share your ideas and spend the morning in beautiful Marin.

Date: Friday, November 19, 2010
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Place: Novato Public Library
1720 Novato Blvd
Novato, CA 94947