Dear Colleagues,

I extend my condolences to all members of REFORMA and to Latino librarians everywhere on the passing of Dr. Arnulfo Trejo.

I am pleased that ALA recognized Dr. Trejo with Honorary Membership, ALA's highest award, while he was still alive.

I had the honor to meet Dr. Trejo, and also to sit on the dais when he was presented with his Honorary Membership in ALA.  The lengthy ovation he received undoubtedly was only a token of the esteem he enjoyed for his career-long accomplishments, mentorships, friendships, and the innumerable people he encouraged and helped in their careers. The entire profession continues to benefit from his work to establish GLISA at Arizona, which was the well-spring for so many Latino librarians in leadership positions today.

To his wife, Ninfa Trejo, ALA and REFORMA member and Librarian at the University of Arizona, I extend my deepest condolences and the respect of the entire ALA family for your work with Dr. Trejo to sustain the Trejo Foster Foundation for Hispanic Library Education.  You have helped to enhance the future for all of us.

Maurice J. Freedman
President of the American Library Association 2002-2003
Member of REFORMA