Wednesday September 24th 2014


David Block Retires

David has been a friend and colleague for most all of our respective careers.  His active involvement with Latin America started when he volunteered to serve in the Peace Corps in Bolivia. I [Read More]

Summer 2014 newsmaker

Peter Altekrüger, library director and deputy director of the Ibero-American Institute just published an edited monograph on Argentinian theater journals and short novels,  De amor, crimen y [Read More]


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The Earth Shakes in Ecuador

Ecuador sits uneasily on a tectonic fault line. A catastrophic quake leveled the provincial city of Ambato in 1949. But temblors close to Quito like those of August 13th and 14th are rare occurrences. The last instrumentally-recorded event there was in 1990, and to go beyond that one would have to [Read More]


First Presidential Message SALALM LX

Dear Colleagues: As I write these lines, the memories of SALALM LIX are still fresh in my mind.  Past President Roberto C. Delgadillo and the Local [Read More]

3rd Presidential Message

Hello from Davis, California! As I write this third presidential message, I once again want to thank John Wright and the Local Arrangement Committee [Read More]

Presidential Message

Hello from Davis, California and a belated New Year’s Greeting! As I write this second presidential message, I want to thank John Wright and the [Read More]


dospuntocero: Five Years Old!

A fifth year anniversary is traditionally celebrated with wood. As the connotations of, err, the inflexible and coarse nature of lumber don’t seem to quite symbolize my aims for this column, I thought I would compromise and go with the symbol of the tree instead, which implies strength and [Read More]

Job & Internship Opportunities

University of Houston, Head of Special Collections

Link to job announcement Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send letter of application, names of 3 references, and resume to Damon Camille, Training, Assessment, and [Read More]

Latin American & Iberian Studies Librarian, Columbia University

Latin American & Iberian Studies Librarian Columbia University Libraries/Information Services Cornell University Library (2CUL) Download pdf description here. Columbia University [Read More]

Visiting Latin American and Caribbean Collection Librarian

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT   Visiting Latin American and Caribbean Collection Librarian Visiting Assistant University Librarian   The Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC) department at [Read More]