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Rolando Ramirez, Literacy Matters Cohort Member







Hello, my name is Rolando Ramirez and I am currently a Children’s Assistant with the McAllen Public Library, a Masters of Library Science student at Texas Woman’s University, a Literacy Matters scholarship recipient, and the 2013-2014 GLISA Vice President. As of September 2013, I have been working in libraries for just over six months enjoying the experience of working with children, young adults and parents.


I am very proud to be a Literacy Matters cohort because I have become part of group whose focus is to promote literacy in children and families. Living in the Rio Grande Valley I know that my education and focus will prepare me to encourage literacy to those within my community. The RGV is home to one of the highest number of native Spanish speakers in the nation and its resident have a literacy rate of fewer than 50 percent (ValleyCentral, 2012). I plan to use my education, organizational and networking contacts to help me create incentives to increase the RGV’s literacy rate through public library programs.


Thank You!



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ValleyCentral.com. (2012). Harlingen CISD takes stand against illiteracy (June 18, 2012). http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=766899#.UjYjMdLku8o (accessed December 14, 2013).



Rolando's Literacy Matters projects:


Asset-Based Community Development


Children's Literature Blog


Digital Advocacy Story


Preschool Storytime Program


Web 2.0 Tool Project



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