Dear SALALM Members,
I am very pleased to announce the pre-final program of the SALALM LX Conference to be hosted by Princeton University on June 13-17, 2015.
In the best tradition of SALALM, the program of the 60th-anniversary meeting will provide ample opportunities for professional and personal advancement. Presentations by librarians, libreros, faculty members, and graduate students from Latin American, European, and North American institutions will grace the 26 sessions of the conference program. The 24 panels and the two round table sessions cover a wide range of relevant and timely topics in the fields of academic and Latin American Studies librarianship and research.
Furthermore, participants of SALALM LX will have the unique opportunity to hear the keynote addresses by two prominent figures in Brazilian academic circles: Lilia Moritz Schwarcz and Abel L. Packer. A distinguished anthropologist, Schwarcz is affiliated with the Universidade de São Paulo and the Global Scholars Program at Princeton University. The title of her presentation is “The Long Journey of the Portuguese Royal Library: Books, Freedom, and the Symbolic Power of Libraries.” As the founder and director of the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO), the influential open access academic journal initiative, Abel L. Packer will deliver a keynote entitled “Latin American Journals in the Humanities and the Social Sciences: A Common Affirmation through Open Access.”
As you browse the attached pre-final conference program, please consider serving as a moderator or rapporteur for one of the sessions. To sign up, please send your panel preferences (1, 2, etc) directly to me, Luis A. González at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than May 19, 2015.
I look forward to seeing all of you!
Luis A. González
President, SALALM (2014-2015)