I'm proud to say I've been friends with Susan Luévano, librarian for Long Beach State's Anthropology, Women's and Ethnic Studies departments for years. And I'm ecstatic to note that Luévano--a lifelong Orange County resident with multigenerational roots in the area and a board member of the Orange County Mexican-American Historical Society
--has just been named Librarian of the Year by REFORMA
, the main organization for librarians who deal with Latinos and Spanish-speakers in North Aztlán. According to the press release, REFORMA folks chose Luévano for fulfilling the requirements of the award, "presented annually by REFORMA
to recognize a librarian who has distinguished himself or herself in
the field of librarianship, promoted and advocated services to the
Spanish-speaking and Latino communities, and made outstanding
contributions to REFORMA." Congrats, Susan, and 49ers: feel proud to have such a resource.