Judith Marcial: has been the Executive Director of Libros para Pueblos since early 2015. Born in Cancún of Oaxacan parents, she holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from Universidad La Salle Cancún and has completed diplomas in photography in Barcelona and in social impact in Quintana Roo, México. She has lived and worked in Mexico, Spain, Turkey, France and Guinea, in West Africa, developing and implementing communication and fundraising plans. She has worked for Save the Children Mexico, UNICEF, FAO, UNDP and other organizations. Judith loves leaving the office to visit the communities. “I am very grateful to serve this great organization which inspires the lives of thousands of children.”
Marco Jiménez: Native of Oaxaca city. After graduating from university in 2015, he completed his internship in Libros para Pueblos. His love for reading and interest in collaborating in the social and cultural development of Oaxaca led him to commit to the work done by this organization. He is currently Program Coordinator. His mission is to strengthen and broaden the impact of the work done by Libros para Pueblos in communities by working together with the Regional Coordinators.
The network of Regional Volunteer Coordinators are previous or current Mexican librarians who offer their expertise in reading promotion through planning, creating and implementing workshops, and providing advice one‐on‐one to the librarians, as part of our Librarian Development Program. Each Regional Coordinator has an area in the state that he or she is responsible for a specific number of libraries.
Betty Sánchez Ramírez is a native and resident of Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca. In 1983 she became librarian, working in the Public Library "Mtro. Rafael Ramirez Castaneda" in her hometown. With Libros para Pueblos, she found the opportunity to continue her passion for reading.
Cristian Omar Santos is a coordinator for Libros para Pueblos in the Nochixtlán region. An elementary school teacher for 11 years, he is certified as a professional reading mediator and won a national award in 2012 for promoting reading. Cristiam has a masters degree in Cultural Arts Education and Management from the Organization of Ibero‐American States (OEI).
Fredy Giovanni Robles, a native of Hidalgo Tututepec, holds a masters degree in development of motor skills and has taught at the Escuela Normal (School for Teachers) in Rio Grande since 2007. While still studying at university, he initiated projects to try to promote the love of reading in his community, doing activities together with high school students to collect books and to establish a library. In 2012 he contacted Libros para Pueblos to solicit support of this library program and the following year the Public Library "Barco de Papel" was inaugurated. In early 2016 he became the Regional Coordinator in the Coast region.
Jose Ramirez Mora, he has worked as a teacher at the primary level for 30 years in Oaxaca state. He began his career in the Sierra Sur of Oaxaca, in the district of Miahuatlán. In 1996 he became Director of a primary school in Colonia Zapoteca located in his hometown of Zaachila. In 2001 he met Tom Dunham and Jim Breedlove and together they established the library "El Mundo del Saber" in his school. This is one of the first libraries established by Libros para Pueblos. In 2015 he joined as a Regional Coordinator for the Oaxacan Valley Region.
Karina Orozco García has been a regional coordinator with LPP since 2012. Born in the city of Huamantla, Tlaxcala, her love for children led her to work in educational services with the National Puppet Museum where she worked in the area of Educational Services. She later worked in EDUSAT (Educational Television System) and on the educational program, Sesame Street (Mexico).
Liz Eny Bernal is coordinator of summer courses and special activities for children and youth. She coordinates a local reading club at the library and is Regional Coordinator for Libros para Pueblos in the Oaxacan valley region. She holds a bachelor degree in Communication and has worked in the Oaxacan Center for Culture, promoting artistic and cultural activities for Oaxacan residents. She is currently the director of the children’s park, "Luis Donaldo Colosio," which serves hundreds of children in San Felipe, Oaxaca.
Nina Vázquez works as Regional Coordinator for Libros para Pueblos in the Sierra Mixe region. She studied acting at the University of Veracruz, and worked as an actress and dancer with Salvador Lemis, Laura Moss, Debbie Saivetz and with the group "Asalto Diario". Since 1988 she has devoted himself to theater for children as an actress and puppeteer. In 2015 she founded the group "Carapacho Teatro," and is also a storyteller, producer and host of the children’s radio show "La boca del dinosaurio".
Tere Hernández is regional coordinator for Libros para Pueblos in the Tlaxiaco region. Born in Tlaxiaco, she studied industrial engineering at the Technological Institute of Tlaxiaco and is pursuing a degree in Cultural Management and Sustainable Development in UABJO (Autonomous University of Benito Juarez). She was intern in the program "Poder Joven Radio", she joined the first committee of the Radio Production Center at the Technological Institute of Tlaxiaco. She served as director of the House of Culture from 2008 to 2012 and director of strategic projects in 2013. She is the President of the civil association, Mujer es Fuerza y Labor A.C., and works with youth musicians in Tlaxiaco.
Wenceslao Zarate García is regional coordinator for the Chatina region. A native of Santa Catarina Juquila, Oaxaca, he has eight years experience in the state library system. The civil association "195 talentos oaxaqueños" recognized him as a talent of the Oaxacan coast in the promotion of reading. Since 2012, he has worked with LPP to put together workshops, conferences and projects that promote reading in communities of Oaxaca.