I happily attended the presentation of the Mora Award at the Noche de Cuentos event, sponsored by REFORMA, Saturday night, January 26, during ALA Midwinter conference. It was a grand, festive event and I was touched by the acceptance remarks by the winners, Tina Bixby and Amelia Martinez of the Lynden Public Library (WA). For the first time, Mora Honors were also given. The receipients were Mount Pleasant branch of the District of Columbia Public Library, King County Library System (WA) and the Sacramento Public Library (CA).
Unfortunately, my phone photos were poor quality but REFORMA (National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking) members posted a wonderful album on their Facebook page and I've included a few of those photos here.
|L to R: Denice Adkins/President REFORMA, Beatriz Pascual-Wallace/Chair Mora |
Award Committee, Amelia Martinez and Tina Bixby/ Lyndon Public Library
|L to R: Chelsea Couillard-Smith/ Sacramento PL, |
José M. Garcia/ King County Library System, Robin Imperial/ DCPL,
Tina Bixby & Amelia Martinez/ Lyndon PL
Read an interview with the Mora Award winners.
Read comments by the Mora Award Honors.