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Stem Identity Development For Latinas: The Role Of Self- And Outside Recognition, Sarah L. Rodriguez, Kelly Cunningham, Alec Jordan Nov 2017

Stem Identity Development For Latinas: The Role Of Self- And Outside Recognition, Sarah L. Rodriguez, Kelly Cunningham, Alec Jordan

Education Publications

This qualitative, phenomenological research study explored how 17 Latina undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors developed their STEM identities. The study focused on the role that self- and outside recognition as a STEM individual played in the process. Interviews revealed students’ self-recognition in many forms. Outside recognition came primarily from STEM peers, faculty members, and family members. Self- and outside recognition were often negotiated through the lens of intersectional identities held by the participants.


Critically Interrogating Oregon History In The Archives: Spanish Heritage Learners In The Pcun Records, David Woken Oct 2017

Critically Interrogating Oregon History In The Archives: Spanish Heritage Learners In The Pcun Records, David Woken

OLA Quarterly

Critical librarianship has emerged over the past decade or so as one of the main thrusts of the library profession’s longstanding commitment to social justice. Growing from the application of insights from critical theory to libraries as an institution, the critical librarianship movement explores how hierarchies of power, particularly those around race, gender, sexuality, and class, shape our work, and how we can challenge our profession’s complicity in those hierarchies. Critical librarianship’s insights have been applied perhaps most thoroughly in the areas of cataloging and classification and, especially, information literacy instruction (Garcia, 2015). Critical information literacy instruction ...


Latina School Leadership: Breaking The Mold And Rising To The Top, Velma D. Menchaca, Shirley J. Mills, Filomena Leo Sep 2017

Latina School Leadership: Breaking The Mold And Rising To The Top, Velma D. Menchaca, Shirley J. Mills, Filomena Leo

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

For this qualitative research study, interviews with two Latina school leaders revealed their journeys to leadership. The theoretical framework used was Latina critical race theory, feminist theory, and counter storytelling. Identified themes were strong supportive mother, fervent faith, humble beginnings, mentors, intelligent, and challenges not obstacles. These guiding themes serve as a path for Latinas who aspire to public school leadership positions.


Volume 22 Issue 4 Introduction, Martin Blasco May 2017

Volume 22 Issue 4 Introduction, Martin Blasco

OLA Quarterly

During the 2014 OLA Annual Conference in Salem, a group of librarians met informally for lunch to discuss the idea of creating a chapter of REFORMA (The National Association to Promote Library and Information to Latinos and Spanish Speaking) in Oregon.

In our second meeting at the end of 2014 in the Gresham branch of the Multnomah County Library (MCL), we formalized the creation of the REFORMA Oregon Chapter. By mid-2015, we became a Round Table in OLA. During this short period of time, we have increased in numbers, organized well-attended presentations during OLA conferences, held Mock Pura Belpré Awards ...


Change Is The Only Constant: Serving The Latinx Community With Help From Reforma Oregon, Gabriela Martínez Mercier May 2017

Change Is The Only Constant: Serving The Latinx Community With Help From Reforma Oregon, Gabriela Martínez Mercier

OLA Quarterly

Part of the reason “change is the only constant” is cliché is because it holds true in many different contexts. Libraries are not what they were one hundred years ago. One could argue they are not even what they were fifty years ago. Societies evolve, populations fluctuate, and norms shift. As librarians, we are called to meet the needs of our patrons, though who or what falls under the umbrella term of “patrons” often depends on the library’s mission statement.

For the last few decades, the Latinx community has been seen as flourishing. Even with the recent decline in ...


Las Historias De Latinos En Oregón: Canby, Oregón An Oral History Project Collaboration Between A Librarian And An Archivist, Natalia M. Fernandez May 2017

Las Historias De Latinos En Oregón: Canby, Oregón An Oral History Project Collaboration Between A Librarian And An Archivist, Natalia M. Fernandez

OLA Quarterly

In the spring of 2015, I began the oral history project Latinos en Oregón to document the stories of Oregon’s Latino/a communities. As the curator and archivist of the Oregon Multicultural Archives (OMA) at the Oregon State University (OSU) Special Collections and Archives Research Center, my job is to assist in preserving the histories and sharing the stories that document Oregon’s African American, Asian American, Latino/a, and Native American communities (Oregon Multicultural Archives, 2005). There are gaps in the historical record as it pertains to people of color in Oregon, and the OMA seeks to address ...


Libros For Oregon: Collections Connect Communities A New Lsta Grant To Help More Oregon Libraries Take Advantage Of The Guadalajara Book Fair, Deborah Gitlitz May 2017

Libros For Oregon: Collections Connect Communities A New Lsta Grant To Help More Oregon Libraries Take Advantage Of The Guadalajara Book Fair, Deborah Gitlitz

OLA Quarterly

Acquiring good books in Spanish for our libraries is a perennial challenge. In the fall of 2015, a discussion arose on some Oregon library listservs about the challenge of connecting our patrons with culturally-appropriate, high-quality Spanish books. Author Gitlitz gathered a team to put together an LSTA grant proposal for a project called “Libros for Oregon,” with a goal of increasing access to high-quality Spanish language books for the users of Oregon libraries, particularly smaller, rural libraries.

The project has three parts: (1) form an Oregon library book-buying cooperative (with new participants each year) to purchase materials for members at ...


Impacting Rural Hispanic Communities By Reaching Out, Connecting And Providing Services At Different Levels, Patty Lara May 2017

Impacting Rural Hispanic Communities By Reaching Out, Connecting And Providing Services At Different Levels, Patty Lara

OLA Quarterly

In my role as an outreach specialist, I have created community events, partnered with various organizations, and participated in nontraditional programs in order to attract the vast Hispanic populations in the area to the various Hood River County libraries.

Hood River County is a rural community, and an estimated 31 percent of the population is Hispanic. The great thing about this community is that it has invested its efforts in honoring and accepting the Hispanic culture and bringing the community together as a whole. There is a little town named Odell, about eight miles south of Hood River, where I ...


Reforma Oregon Chapter May 2017

Reforma Oregon Chapter

OLA Quarterly

During the 2014 OLA Annual Conference in Salem, a group of librarians met informally for lunch to discuss the idea of creating a chapter of REFORMA (The National Association to Promote Library and Information to Latinos and Spanish Speaking) in Oregon.

In our second meeting at the end of 2014 in the Gresham branch of the Multnomah County Library (MCL), we formalized the creation of the REFORMA Oregon Chapter. By mid-2015, we became a Round Table in OLA. During this short period of time, we have increased in numbers, organized well-attended presentations during OLA conferences, held Mock Pura Belpré Awards ...


Collection Diversity Has No Borders: A Librarian’S Experience At Fil, Cilelij And Filij, Patricia Morán May 2017

Collection Diversity Has No Borders: A Librarian’S Experience At Fil, Cilelij And Filij, Patricia Morán

OLA Quarterly

Many public libraries in communities where Spanish is a language preferred by a significant percentage of the population have dedicated Spanish language collections and bilingual/ bicultural staff that provides library services and programs. In Oregon, the Latino population is growing faster than the national average, and nearly half of Oregon Latinos are bilingual (Oregon Community Foundation, 2016). In alignment with best practices, and upholding the core values of our profession, libraries dedicate funds and shelving space to Spanish language materials to serve the informational, educational, and recreational needs of Spanish-speaking communities. Libraries that are dedicated to developing and maintaining rich ...


Creating A Multiracial Lesson Plan, Clayton Davis May 2017

Creating A Multiracial Lesson Plan, Clayton Davis

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

The purpose of this project is to teach students about multiracial identity issues. Multiracial populations in the U.S. continue to grow and it’s important for educators to address the needs of these students. A 5-E multiracial literature lesson plan was created for second grade that incorporates KWL and Text-to-World teaching strategies. A second grade class were read two children’s picture books, each featuring a biracial protagonist, and were asked to discuss and evaluate the content and commonalities of these stories. Students recorded what they learned in this lesson in their KWL’s. The results reveal that some ...


Yes! I..., Chican@/Latino Lives Class - Fall 2016 Apr 2017

Yes! I..., Chican@/Latino Lives Class - Fall 2016

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Hand-Me-Down, Briana Yah-Díaz Apr 2017

Hand-Me-Down, Briana Yah-Díaz

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Familia Vázquez, Kimberly Vázquez Apr 2017

Familia Vázquez, Kimberly Vázquez

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Esta, Es Para Mis Padres, Lucero Vargas Mendoza Apr 2017

Esta, Es Para Mis Padres, Lucero Vargas Mendoza

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


The Truth Is, Alejandra Valdez Apr 2017

The Truth Is, Alejandra Valdez

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Carrying A Secret, Alejandra Valdez Apr 2017

Carrying A Secret, Alejandra Valdez

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Expect The Unexpected, Gabriela Emelyn Torres Apr 2017

Expect The Unexpected, Gabriela Emelyn Torres

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


No Sé Porqué Nos Dejó, Jacqueline Santos Apr 2017

No Sé Porqué Nos Dejó, Jacqueline Santos

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


What They Don’T Know, Marissa Lisette Sánchez Apr 2017

What They Don’T Know, Marissa Lisette Sánchez

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Shit Gringos Have Said To Me, Marissa Lisette Sánchez Apr 2017

Shit Gringos Have Said To Me, Marissa Lisette Sánchez

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Mi Viejo, Christian Sánchez Apr 2017

Mi Viejo, Christian Sánchez

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Nuestros Sueños, Nancy L. Roman Apr 2017

Nuestros Sueños, Nancy L. Roman

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Capella: Two Golden Stars, Gabriela Rivera Almansa Apr 2017

Capella: Two Golden Stars, Gabriela Rivera Almansa

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Changes, Christian Rivera Apr 2017

Changes, Christian Rivera

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Beautiful Home And Family, Guadalupe Reynosa Apr 2017

Beautiful Home And Family, Guadalupe Reynosa

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


5:38 P.M., Geneba Revuelta Apr 2017

5:38 P.M., Geneba Revuelta

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Look At Me Now, Anita Ramírez Apr 2017

Look At Me Now, Anita Ramírez

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Para Mis Amigas, Jesse Pedraza Apr 2017

Para Mis Amigas, Jesse Pedraza

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Mi Familia, Michelle Palafox Apr 2017

Mi Familia, Michelle Palafox

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.