Long Beach St. Librarian, Longtime Naranjera Wins National Award
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.