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The purpose of the Latino Caucus Round Table is to advocate for Latino and Spanish-speaking patrons at all types of libraries.

Membership in the Latino Caucus Round Table is open to any TLA member. Join us today!



The Latino Caucus Round Table is delighted to announce the 2021-22 officers!

2021-2022 OFFICERS

  • Chair: Priscilla Suarez (McAllen Public Library)
  • Chair-elect: Jennifer Jimenez (Del Mar college)
  • Past-chair: Ana Frade (Houston Public library)
  • Secretary & Treasurer: Vickie Glass (Duncanville Public Library)
  • Councilor: Norma Fultz (Rio Grande City Library)
  • Councilor alternate: Carmen Lazo (Pflugerville Public Library)
  • Webmaster: Christina Salazar (Mesquite ISD)
  • Social media manager: Sara Montoya Hernandez (McAllen Public Library)



All LCRT Sessions will be available through June 22 on the TLA Hubb Portal! For details on accessing the portal, please visit Our lineup available is as follows:

Bringing Visibility to Afro-Latinx Stories
featuring Mario Marcel Salas (UTSA)

Reflections on Leadership: Inside the Role of Latino Library Leaders
featuring Nora Galvan (PSJA ISD) and Ramiro Salazar (San Antonio Public Library)

Building Cultures of Respect
featuring Federico Salas-Isnardi (City of Houston)

#OwnVoices and #DignidadLiteraria: Advocating for Marginalized Voices in the Literary Scene
featuring David Bowles (author). Gloria Amescua (author), Laura Tadena (TSLAC), and Sara Montoya
Hernandez (McAllen Public Library)

Windows and Mirrors: Mexican American Literature for Youth with the Rivera Book Award                          featuring Priscilla Delgado (TeachingBooks), David Bowles (author), Xelena Gonzalez (author), Sandra
Murillo-Sutterby (Texas State University), and Zeke Pena (Storyteller/Cartoonist)

Serving International Communities During Times of Crisis
featuring Oscar Baeza (El Paso CC), Helen Chou (Houston Public Library), Ady Huertas (San Diego Public
Library), and Raquel Celeste Plew (Harris County Public Library)

Follow us on Social Media to keep up with our upcoming news and events! We’re on Twitter and Facebook as @LatinoCaucusTLA.




Statements and Resolutions


Bilingual reading list for ages 5-12

REFORMA Recommends: Books for Children

REFORMA Recommends: Books for Teens & Adults

ArtePublico Press 

Cinco Books 

Pura Belpré Award – The Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

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