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Latina/o/x Studies

Celebrando Latina/o/x heritage

Meet the Latinx Librarians & Staff

Meet the Latinx Librarians & Staff Panelist

Alyssa V. Loera, Digital Services & Technology Librarian

Hi there! My name is Alyssa and I am half Chicanx // half German-British (and probably some other things), and a 1st gen college graduate. My parents hail from Baldwin Park but my Father's parents were born and raised in Aguascalientes, MX. I keep connected to my Latinx roots through family/friend ties, absorbing Latinx art, and trying to re-orient myself with the Spanish language. I've been working in libraries and archives since 2007 and look forward to talking about the librarian path, and how it is intertwined with my Latinx heritage.


Sally Romero, Reference & Instruction Librarian

Hola! I'm a Mexican-American, first-generation, college graduate. My parents are from Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. They immigrated to the United State in the '70s and later become citizens in 1995. Almost all of my family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins) is still in Merida. I have been so fortunate to visit them regularly as a child and make Merida a part of my life. I am very rooted to my Maya-influenced upbringing.

Join us as I share more about me, my family, and being a Latina Librarian.


Marilu Salcedo, Library Services Specialist

Hi. I’m Mexican American and my first language was Spanish. I didn’t learn English until I was in 5th grade. My parents met here in California, so my roots are from Zacatecas and Jalisco, Mexico. I am the oldest and only girl in my family. I am a first generation college graduate with a bachelor's in Graphic Design. I am the first female of my family to move out on my own and being in my late 30’s I am still not married (not typical for Mexicans). 

So join us to hear more about our backgrounds and how exciting it is to work in the library.

Elizabeth Hernandez, Reference & Instruction Librarian


Jaime Serrano, Library Services Specialist