Conference Schedule

Day 1: Thursday, March 14, 2019

San Diego Central Library in San Diego, CA
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Check-in / Vendor Visit

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks by Arnie García, Event MC, Misty Jones, Library Director, San Diego Public Library and Donna Ohr, Deputy Director, San Diego County Library

9:15 – 9:55 a.m.
Presentation: Building Partnerships that Lead to Impactful Results by Deborah Bernal and Dianna Whitworth, Fresno County Public Library; Know Your Rights and the Latest in Immigration News by Nora Cardona, Alliance San Diego

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Presentation: Libraries as Learning Spaces by Danielle Rapue and Lena Hicks, Pasadena City College

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Break/ Vendor visit

10:45 – 11:25 a.m.
Presentation: Library Services to Incarcerated and Spanish Speakers by Lizette Guerra, California Institute of the Arts; Citrus College, California State Prison Libraries and Spanish Speakers by Jameson Rohrer, Centinela State Prison; Library Services to Students of Bachelor in Education of the CERESO “El Hongo” by Araceli Benítez Arzate, UABC, Campus Mexicali

11:30 – 12:00 p.m.
Presentation: Creating Safe Spaces: Latinx Youth and the LGBTQ+ Experience by Alessandra Gonzalez, Anaheim Public Library; Serving LGBTQ+ Communities at the Margins Jen LaBarbera, San Diego LGBT Pride

12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
Spanish Book Club by Sonia Bautista, City of Commerce; Vendors and Poster Sessions Introductions


  1. Municipal Public Libraries of Tijuana
  2. “La Maestra” is a Term of Endearment by Kaycee Osadolor, San Diego Public Library

12:20 – 1:50 p.m.
Lunch, Networking & Activities

2:00 – 2:55 p.m.
Breakout Sessions:

  1. Our Emerging Latinx Community: Building Connections in South Carolina by Caroline Smith, South Carolina State Library

Marginalized Communities, Inclusion and Resilience, Readings and Stories that Migrate by Manuela Cantú Mendívil, creator of “Want to play to read?” reading circles

  1. Internet Access for Marginalized [indigenous] Communities: Strategies for Social Inclusion from Libraries and Wikipedia by Jonathan Jiménez Salazar, CETYS Tijuana

Using Zines in Library Instructions, Programming and Outreach to Engage with Marginalized Communities by April Ibarra Siqueiros, Southwestern College

3:00 p.m.

3:00 – 3:40 p.m.
Presentation: An Inclusive Education Through Books and Collaborative Experiences by Liliana Álvarez Campos, Iván Weber Penninck, Martha Alexandra Vizcarra Muñoz, Norma Alicia López Amavizca, and Claudia Mayela Sánchez López, Baja California Cultural Institute- State Central Library

3:45 – 4:15 p.m.
Presentation: Spanish Language Translation Team by Madeline Peña, Ana Campos, Edwin Rodarte, and Lupita Leyva, Los Angeles Public Library

4:20 – 4:40 p.m.
IGNITE sessions:

  1. One Book One San Diego: Civic Engagement @ San Marcos Library by Leslie Ann Masland, San Marcos Library: San Diego County Libraries
  2. Visiting Libraries in Southern California: Collaboration and Cooperation between Libraries on Both Sides of the Border by Doctor Dora Yéssica Caudillo Ruiz, Professor Socorro Encinas Grijalva, and Professor Rubén Martínez-Rocha, CETYS Tijuana

4:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks by Creando Enlaces Committee (including surveys & drawing from completed surveys!)

5:00 p.m.

LIBROS social to follow!

Day 2: Friday, March 15, 2019

Universidad Iberoamericana Tijuana
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Check-in – begin at 9:00am

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks by Gerry Maginnity, Event MC; Mtra. Sagrario Espinosa Reyes, Divisional Director of the University Iberoamericana Tijuana and the Representative of the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana

9:45 – 10:05 a.m.
Presentation: Network of Museums & Cultural Spaces to Reverse the Marginalization of Persons with Disabilities by Ana Laura Peña Aguilar y María Guadalupe Chávez Calvo, Network of Museums for the Care of Persons with Disabilities

10:05 – 10:25 a.m.
Presentation: Taking reading to Marginalized Areas by Ma Guadalupe Rodríguez Cisneros, Municipal Public Library, Lic. Benito Juarez, Sec. Ovidio Santos Romo

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

10:45 – 11:25 a.m.
Presentation: Public Libraries, Cities of Refuge for the Marginalized by Rosa Maria González, Luz María Orozco, Irene Sotelo, and Claudia Arellano, Municipal Public Libraries of Tijuana

11:25 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Presentation of Cultural Workshops – 11:50 am – Danza Aérea, 12:00 pm – Theatre: “Viajeros por la libertad”, 12:10 pm – Presentation: “One dream, the march” por Danza Urbana

1:00 – 1:20 p.m.
Presentation: Library Services to Rural Migrant Communities by Martín Blasco, Washington County Cooperative, Oregon

1:25 – 1:35 p.m.
IGNITE Sessions:

  1. Art Is Life: Search for Happiness by Leslie Ann Masland San Marcos Library: San Diego County Libraries

1:35 – 1:50 p.m.
Break – please fill out surveys (and enter drawing with completed survey!)

1:50 – 2:10 p.m.
The Before and After: How Pico Branch Library Helped the Immigrant Community Find their Voice by Silvia Cisneros, Santa Monica Public Library

2:10 – 2:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks by Creando Enlaces Committee and Juan Alejandro Mediana Alanis, General Coordinator of Loyola Library

2:30 p.m.
Head back to buses