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FLORANTE IBANEZ | Oral History


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FLORANTE IBANEZ A Los Angeles native who attended California State University, Dominguez Hills as an undergraduate, Florante Ibanez has played a crucial role in documenting the history and experiences of Asian Americans as a librarian and archivist. Along with his involvement with a number of international, national, and local Filipino American community organizations, Ibanez helped found UCLA Samahang Pilipino while working on the staff of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center; later, at the University of California, Irvine, he was a co-founder of UCI Kababayan and advocated for the creation of the UCI Cross Cultural Center. Staff Librarian at Loyola Law School, Ibanez has served as President of the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association and was appointed to the California Library Services Board in 2014 by Governor Jerry Brown.

 

VIDEO INFORMATION

Interviewer: Karen Umemoto

Producer: Janet Chen

Editor: Lian Mae Tualla

Credits: Janet Chen, Emory Johnson, Christian Gella, Lian Mae Tualla, Kenyon Chan, Helen and Morgan Chu