Susanna Hinojosa

Summary: 
Susana Hinojosa started working at the library October 4, 1971, and she retired October 31, 2009.
Cultural Narrative: 

Susana Hinojosa started working at the library October 4, 1971, and she retired October 31, 2009. Hinojosa was recruited by UC, where she worked in the Moffitt Undergraduate Library and Reference Department before moving to Government Documents. As a documents selector, Hinojosa was responsible for building the library’s collection of documents published by U.S. state, Latin American, and Iberian governments. As a specialist in government information, she consulted with students and faculty on all areas involving government documents, including U.S. Federal and international organizations such as the United Nations and World Trade Organization. 

In addition to her work in the library, Hinojosa taught a class "Introduction to the University from a Chicano/Latino Perspective" for incoming Latino students. She was past president of REFORMA (National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking) and a member of the Latino Advisory Committee for the Oakland Museum of California. Hinojosa was particularly concerned with the low numbers of Latino librarians in academic libraries. Hinojosa explained: "We’re needed-the perspective, the experience, the language skills we bring. It’s good for Latinos and for libraries."