Circle of Literacy

Task Force

Team Leader:
Sandra Ríos Balderrama

Task Force Members:
Gladys Smiley Bell
Maria Casado
Irma Flores-Manges

Narda Tafuri
Sha Li Zhang

Student Action Circle

Sophie Bruno
Kit Pilgrim
Susan Harwood Kaczmarczik
Becca Taylor
Ashlynn Wicke

ALA Liaisons:
Dale Lipschultz
JoAnne Kempf

Task Force Blog:  http://literacy-circle.blogspot.com/     (about)

structural element


  • Gathering and posting information on excellence in Library Services to Immigrants
  • Designing and implementing a Gathering of Readers event celebrating indigenous reading and culture around the world. See the website at http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~gathread
  • Collaborating with WGBH-Boston to support library programming associated with We Shall Remain
  • Advocating for inclusion of indigenous writers and publishers in conference events
  • Collaborating on a monograph on literacy efforts

Dinner meeting April 2007
Many members of the Task Force gathered in Austin in April 2007.
They are pictured here at Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill.

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Updated 9/30/2007