Orlando "Lando" Archibeque of the Auraria Library was recognized by the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color at the group's national conference recently in Kansas City, Mo. The group announced Archibeque as this year's recipient of the Distinguished Service Award.
He received the award for his years of service, contributions to and support of REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking.
“It's a special honor to be recognized by my colleagues from around the country,” Archibeque said. “Awards like this are always a recognition of the work and support of many people. I've been fortunate to work with so many wonderful friends and colleagues at the libraries in which I have worked (UCCS, Pikes Peak Library District, Auraria) and I have always received support (moral and financial) for my REFORMA activities from my colleagues, supervisors and administrators. It takes a village.”