Board of Directors (2016-17)

Chair Blanca Ginsberg, San Diego County Library

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Blanca Rosales Ginsberg has been part of the San Diego County Library system for over 9 years. Having received her BA from San Diego State University in Mexican American Studies in 2004, she is currently a San Jose State University student in the process of earning her MLIS with a focus in Youth Services and Public Libraries. Blanca has been a member of REFORMA national and LIBROS since 2014 serving on the local arrangements committee in preparation for the REFORMA National Conference V and as Vice-Chair for LIBROS in 2015-16.

Vice Chair Veronica Estrada, San Diego County Library

Veronica Estrada

Veronica Estrada is a Librarian with the San Diego County Library. She received her Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Arizona in 2014 and Bachelor’s of Arts in History from California State University Northridge in 2011. She is a member of REFORMA National, LIBROS chapter in San Diego and the American Library Association. As an alumna of the Knowledge River Program, which focuses on educating diverse professionals who are cultural sensitive and have experience working with Latino and Native American populations, she hopes to inspire and make a difference in people's lives by providing access to information to all. She is an advocate for museums, an enthusiast for the maker movement, loves technology trends, and enjoys hiking.

Secretary Leslie McNabb, City of San Diego

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Leslie McNabb is the Internship and Work Readiness Program Coordinator for the City of San Diego. Her job is to manage and promote internship, mentorship and job shadow opportunities in order to introduce youth to public service and develop the workforce that San Diego needs. For the previous nine years she worked as a professional Librarian with the San Diego Public Library, working with volunteers, youth, work readiness and vocational training programs, and the business community. As the co-chair of the Seguimos Creando Enlaces Committee she put on 5 bi-national library conferences.

Treasurer Kristina Garcia, San Diego Public Library
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I am currently in my 14th year as a Librarian with the San Diego Public Library (SDPL). I have worked collaboratively with the Libros Chapter on several projects when I was a librarian with the Serra Cooperative Library System including the annual Creando Enlaces conferences and creating Bilingual Story Kits for SDPL and the New Children’s Museum in San Diego. I also have experience with non-profit filing procedures from past involvement serving on the board of the Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees), San Diego chapter.

Outreach Argelia Ramirez, San Jose State University

After completing a bachelor’s degree in English, Argelia began her graduate career in Library and Information Science in 2013 with an interest in children and young adult services. She has worked as an after school and summer camp coach for the National School District. As a daughter of Spanish-speaking parents, Argelia understands the importance of promoting ongoing multilingual services and education in local institutions. Argelia enjoys volunteering at the National City Public Library, spending time with her three-year-old daughter, vegetable gardening, and making jewelry in her spare time.

Webmaster Monica Navarro, Grossmont College Library

As a relatively new member to the library industry, I worked as a bilingual technician in public libraries of North County. Now I work as a Multi-Media Technician at Grossmont College. I joined LIBROS as a scholarship recipient and participated in the REFORMA National Conference as a student volunteer.

Publicity Cynthia Palacios, San Diego County Library

Cynthia Palacios

Cynthia earned her MLIS at the University of Arizona and has a Bachelor's in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Administration from the California State University of Los Angeles. In addition to being a Knowledge River Scholar Cynthia was awarded and recognized by American Library Association a Spectrum Scholar. Formerly Cynthia has worked in the city libraries of Los Angeles Public Library, in the Pima County Library system and is now in the rural community of Ramona serving as a librarian for the San Diego County Library.

Outgoing Chair Missy Solis