Romelia Salinas Appointed Associate Dean of Library and Learning Division

by Richard Chabran


Salinas interviewed. Coordinated the exhibit “the Legacy of Ruben Salazar” at CSULA.

Romelia Salinas has been appointed Associate Dean of Library and Learning Division at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, California.  Since 1999 she served as a librarian at California State University at Los Angeles.  There she served most recently as Coordinator of Reference Services.  She was the liaison in the area of Chicana and Chicano Studies. She earned her Ph.D. and Master’s degree in Library and Information Science at UCLA, her Bachelor’s degree in Law & Society and Chicano Studies at UC Santa Barbara. From 1998-1999 she served as Program manager for the Center for Virtual Research projects at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), including CLNet (Chicano/Latino Network), a UC-wide Internet resource on Latinos, and the University of California Riverside Community Digital Initiative, a university effort aimed at developing information and computer literacy in the local community.


Michael Soldatenko and Romelia Salinas

She is the author of numerous publications in the field of library and information sciences, with a focus on issues of equity, social inclusion, and Latina/Latino digital literacies. For several years, she served as the Coordinator for PALM (Program for Affordable Learning Materials). In addition to being a long standing member of NACCS, Dr. Salinas has been the central organizer in expanding California State University Los Angeles’s East Los Angeles Archives and is a founding member of the Latino Digital Archive Group. She is a Councilor in the American Library Association and was elected to the Executive Committee of REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library Service to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking.  In May 2016, she received a California State University, Los Angeles Distinguished Women Award (


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