HEAC Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration: Latino Librarians Changing the World

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Date(s) - 09/29/2020
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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NASA LaRC Hispanic Employee Advisory Committee (HEAC) ERG cordially invites you to the 2020 Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) celebration event featuring Ms. Loida Garcia-Febo as our guest speaker.

Ms. Garcia-Febo is an international library consultant, researcher and expert on topics such as human rights, advocacy and services to multicultural populations. She is the Immediate Past President of the American Library Association. Garcia-Febo has served communities as academic, public, school, and special librarian in Puerto Rico and New York. She has taught in 27 countries and has advocated on behalf of libraries at the United Nations, European Union Parliament, US Congress, New York City’s City Hall, New York State Senate and on streets and sidewalks of New York. She completed two terms on the IFLA Governing Board where she Chaired the Action for Development through Libraries Programme (ALP). At IFLA, she also co-founded IFLA New Professionals SIG, served in FAIFE and CPDWL, and is currently a member of the Management of Library Associations Section. Ms. Garcia-Febo is the recipient of the 2015 REFORMA Elizabeth Martinez Lifetime Achievement Award. She was named a Notable Member of ALA’s International Relations Round Table, and received the ALA Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award in 2010.

She is author of numerous publications and she has also written on the topic of digital privacy. https://loidagarciafebo.wordpress.com/52-2/

She is a speaker, an activist that defends equality and social justice.

Ms. Garcia-Febo holds a BA in Business Education and MLS from the University of Puerto Rico. She was born, raised and educated in the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.

Dial in to listen to Ms. Garcia-Febo talk entitled: Librarians Changing The World!

2020 HHM theme:   Hispanics: Be Proud of Your Past and Embrace the Future!

Date:  Tuesday, September 29th, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location:  Online via Team meeting

Please share this outlook invitation &/or the attach flyer with colleagues & other LaRC ERG members, especially new hires &/or students interns & fellows.

We look forward to see you dial in.

Thank you,

Debbie Martínez, NASA LaRC HEAC ERG Chairperson

Hispanic Employee Advisory Committee (HEAC) Employee Resource Group (ERG)




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