Dan was a leader in SALALM and worked tirelessly in many of our activities, but he chose library cooperation as his particular focus. He was a member of the original Committee on National Level Cooperation, prepared the Latin American Conspectus, and helped lay the groundwork for what became the Latin American Research Resources Project. His interest in collaboration extended beyond national boundaries: he administered the Lampadia Foundation’s efforts in support of Latin American research institutions. Dan also labored mightily with the Program for Latin American Libraries and Archives (PLALA) which supported (through a Mellon grant) many Latin American institutions dedicated to preservation and access for cultural heritage materials.
Dan published widely. He spun articles on Peruvian education out of his PhD dissertation, wrote the “SALALM” entry in the World Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science and “HLAS@Fifty,” which recognized that resource’s many contributions to scholarship. He served as co-editor of Latin America and the Caribbean: A Critical Guide to Research Sources, an initiative promoted by SALALM and co-edited Building Area Studies Collections. More recently, his publications have studied the implications of digital technology on research collections.
Dan was a vigorous advocate for Latin American collections and collaborations throughout his careers at UC Berkeley, Cornell and Harvard. He served on SALALM’s Executive Board and as President in 1984-1985. He hosted SALALM at UC Berkeley, and organized and participated in many of its programs and panels over the years. In 2005 Dan gave up the day-to-day management of Latin American collections to become Harvard’s Associate Librarian for Collections. Even as he turned his attention to administration, Dan could never quite wash SALALM out of his hair.
We, therefore, find ourselves deeply indebted to Dan Hazen for his efforts to build and maintain libraries and archival collections both in the United States and in Latin America, his tireless support of collaboration among institutions, his unflagging energy, and the optimism and upbeat attitude he brought to his work. Finally, we value the person he was: a true colleague, and a warm and supportive friend.
A fellowship has been established in his honor, the Dan C. Hazen SALALM Fellowship, to support original scholarly research or professional development pertaining to Latin America, the Caribbean and Iberia.
Matthew JK Hill has recently been appointed as the Latin American and Iberian Area Studies librarian at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He completed both his BA and MA at BYU, the former in Spanish Translation and Latin American Studies and the latter in Spanish American Literature with a thesis on indigenismo in Mexican Golden Age Cinema. He graduated in 2015 with his PhD in Hispanic American Literature from the University of Texas at Austin with the dissertation, “Intercolonial Currents: Printing Press and Book Circulation in the Spanish Philippines, 1571-1821.” Professionally, he specializes in Colonial Latin American literature, history, and culture and enjoys working in archives and reading/researching/writing about the Spanish Colonial period in Mexico and the Philippines, as well as Colonial Brazil.
William L. Robboy has been a librarian at the Library of Congress since 2003. Since 2009 he has worked in the Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Section of the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate. His current duties include cataloging of printed monographs and acquisition of Caribbean materials. He has an MILS from the University of Michigan School of Information and an MA in linguistics from the University of California, San Diego.
Lisa Cruces, Hispanic Collections archivist at the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections, has been awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Rare Book School (RBS) Fellowship for Early-Career Librarians. Read the full story here.
El Consejo Nacional para Asuntos Bibliotecarios de las Instituciones de Educación Superior, A.C. (Conpab) entregará el día de mañana, jueves 3 de diciembre, la Medalla al Mérito Bibliotecario “Roberto Gordillo” 2015 a la Mtra. Micaela Chávez Villa, directora de nuestra Biblioteca. El evento se llevará a cabo en el marco de la Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara. La Biblioteca Daniel Cosío Villegas se congratula por esta distinción que recibirá la Mtra. Chávez.
SALALM 2016 CONFERENCE THEME
“Nuestro norte es el sur”: Mapping Resistance and Resilience in Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian studies
May 9-13, 2016
University of Virginia
The Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian regions have long been witness to great acts of resistance and resilience: from colonial heritage to democratization of the regions, the historical record is replete with widespread protests of abuses inflicted by the state and non-state actors, yet their open veins have not bled out. Many of the issues at stake in the resiliency of the regions are particularly visible in the context of globalization: from overlapping matters of ethnic and national identities in the cultural or political sphere, to neocolonialism in the economic sphere and gross imbalances of political power in the social sphere. SALALM 61’s theme will focus on the many ways in which individuals, organizations, institutions are facing globalizing trends in social, political, environmental and academic realms. Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies have proven resilient as a multi- and inter-disciplinary field, resisting direct assaults on its integrity by adapting and innovating. At stake in the resiliency of this field of area studies are matters of hegemony in North-South power dynamics, the rise of global and interdisciplinary studies, as well as the impact of the digital age on scholarship. In this framework, and borrowing from Joaquín Torres García, the title of the conference “Nuestro norte es el sur” is an invitation to consider and question the privileged position of the Global North in the academic discourse of the area, especially as that discourse engages with other disciplines against the background of global studies.
An examination of these topics can be framed in more specific terms by our recent professional endeavors as Latin American Studies librarians. Discussion at the Future of Area Studies Librarianship Workshop held at Indiana University in October 2013 addressed the fact that the focus on globalization in higher education requires a deep and broad understanding of all cultures and societies, which translates in a greater demand for international resources. What is the impact on globalized campuses and how will this fact influence the support for area and international collections and services?
This five-day conference will include three days of panel presentations, preceded by two days of round tables alongside our traditional business meetings. The round tables will provide a forum to continue the dialog of the workshop aforementioned and the round table “The Impact of Campus Internationalization on the Research Library” at SALALM 60 (2015). Because we want this conversation to permeate into discussions outside the realm of librarianship, the conference organizers will invite other stakeholders, e.g., area studies program administrators, faculty, doctoral students, and publishers to participate in SALALM 61. Special attention will be given to the foreseeable consequences of these trends in scholarly research, teaching, and librarianship, along with the strategies that librarians may develop in collaboration with other participants in the field to meet these challenges.
Each round table will consist of five invited individuals, each one representing one of the aforementioned stakeholders. Each table will focus on a given topic established by a set of questions prepared by the conference organizers. The dialogue will also embrace audience participation.
We are seeking for proposals for panels or panel presentations. Panels will include scholarly presentations related to the conference theme and will also include papers on practical issues of librarianship and archival management related to the topic.
Topics of discussion for panels and individual presentations may include, all within the context of Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies:
- Overlapping matters of ethnic, racial and/or national identities in the cultural sphere.
- Neocolonialism in the economic sphere and the consequences for research libraries and archives.
- Hegemony in North-South dynamics and their effect in the publishing and library worlds.
- The influence of the digital age on scholarship in this area.
- The evolution of Global and International Studies.
- The resilience of Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies within the context of globalization, its changes and innovations.
Interested presenters and panel organizers should contact Paloma Celis Carbajal, SALALM President, with proposals. Please include your name, institution, contact information, proposed title and abstract. The deadline to submit paper proposals is January 30, 2016.
Paloma Celis Carbajal, MA, MLS
Ibero-American Studies Bibliographer
212A Memorial Library
University of Wisconsin-Madison
728 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
For queries on local arrangements and book exhibits, please contact Miguel Valladares Llata, Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee.
Miguel Valladares Llata, MLS
Romance Languages Librarian
Room 408A Alderman Library
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904
We are excited to announce a call for applications for the Dan C. Hazen SALALM Fellowship with a submission deadline of December 15, 2015. Eligible applicants must be full-dues paying SALALM members for at least four years at time of submission, as verified by the SALALM Secretariat, with a documented engagement with activities in the organization through active participation.
The goal of this fellowship opportunity is to strengthen our junior, mid and senior status members through the award of partial financial support for either scholarly research or professional development. The Fellowship Review Committee will evaluate each submission and awards will be announced February 1, 2016.
We believe this new initiative in SALALM reflects accurately the spirit and vision that Dan brought to the profession during the four decades that he enriched, as well as enlivened, our discussions and proceedings. For more information regarding eligibility, criteria, and how to submit an application please visit:
Any questions about the application process can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org; questions regarding membership to SALALM can be directed to: email@example.com
- Dan C. Hazen SALALM Fellowship Task Force
(Angela Carreño, Fernando Acosta Rodríguez, Alison Hicks, Daniel Schoorl, Mary Jo Zeter, Peter T. Johnson , ex officio: Paloma Celis Carbajal, Hortensia Calvo, Daisy Domínguez, Jesús Alonso Regalado)
Dear all/Estimados/Prezados todos:
Membership renewal time is once again upon us. As you may recall, at the Miami meeting in 2013 it was decided that members will have until October 31 to renew for this year (2015-2016) and keep their membership current. After that date, a penalty of US$12 will be charged for late renewals. As we did last year, the Secretariat will send out weekly reminders on LALA-L during this two-month period.
Thanks in advance to everyone for renewing as soon as possible.
Special notice: Even if you have pre-paid your membership for three years, you must fill in and return the attached Committee Preference Form in order to be included as a committee member for 2015-2016.
Here is some additional information on the many ways you can renew your membership:
2. Go to the SALALM webpage at http://salalm.org/application/ to obtain the forms. Print, fill them out, and send with payment to the address below. You may mail these forms to the address provided, or you can fax them to the number provided.
Executive Director/Directora Ejecutiva
Les escribo para recordarles que el período para renovar su membresía para el año en curso 2015-16 ha empezado a partir del 1 de septiembre.
Les recuerdo que en la reunión de Miami en 2013 se tomó la decisión de poner una fecha límite de dos meses para recibir su renovación, o sea, hasta el 31 de octubre. Después de esa fecha se cobrará una multa de US$12.
Al igual que el año pasado, desde el Secretariado les enviaremos recordatorios cada semana durante estos dos meses.
De antemano, agradecemos a todos por renovar su membresía cuanto antes.
Nota especial: Si Ud. ha prepagado su membresía por tres años es necesario diligenciar el formulario de Selección de Comité adjunto y devolverlo al Secretariado para ser incluido en las listas de comité del presente año.
Esta es información adicional sobre las diferentes maneras en que puede renovar su membresía:
2. Ir a la Página Web de SALALM en http://salalm.org/application/ para obtener estos formularios. Imprimirlos, llenarlos y enviarlos con el pago correspondiente a la siguiente dirección. Puede enviar estos formularios a la dirección facilitada, o enviarlos por fax al número proporcionado.
Natalie Baur, University of Miami, has received a Fulbright-García Robles award to work on a digital preservation research project. Read full announcement here.
Rafael Tarragó, University of Minnesota, recently received the President’s Award for Outstanding Service, one of the most prestigious honors awarded by this institution.
Suzanne Schadl, University of New Mexico, is the 2015 Medina Award recipient. Schadl received the award for her paper “Cite Globally, Analyze Locally: Citation Analysis from a Local Latin American Studies Perspective”
Barbara Alvarez, University of Michigan, recent article ”Publish, not Perish: Supporting Graduate Students as Aspiring Authors“, published in Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 2(3) was named in the LIRT Top Twenty Instruction articles of 2014.
Melissa Gasparotto, Rutgers University, received the Best Article in Practical Academic Librarianship Award for “Search Engine Optimization for the Research Librarian: A Case Study Using the Bibliography of U.S. Latina Lesbian History and Culture”, published in volume 4, issue 1 of Practical Academic Librarianship.
T-Kay Sangwand, an Archivist, Human Rights Documentation Initiative; Librarian for Brazilian Studies at the Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas, Austin is honored as one of the Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers 2015.
Jessie Christensen is the Receiving Section Supervisor in Monographic Acquisitions at Brigham Young University. She manages receiving for all monographs, including firm orders and approvals, as well as some copy cataloging functions. Jessie earned a BA in Spanish Translation and English and an MA in Spanish Literature from BYU, and is a second-year MLIS student at San Jose State University.
Christopher Lutz is a student of Latin American History (B.A., Antioch College; M.A. and Ph.D. in LA History and Comparative Tropical History, U. of Wisconsin-Madison) and co-founder of CIRMA (Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamérica) in Antigua, Guatemala in 1978. First a small library, it has expanded over the decades to include a specialized library and rare book collection, a large fototeca of photos from national and international sources, and an Archivo Histórico of newspapers, private archives and documentary collections, not in competition with public repositories, focusing more on the contemporary period than earlier ones. CIRMA’s focus is on scanning out-of print and rare books, photographic and documentary collections to make them more accessible to a wider national and international public.
Welcome to Princeton! This ready-reference guide will help you navigate the conference.
- There is a taxi stand on Nassau Street across from Nassau Hall (near Palmer Square), and also at Princeton Station (the “Dinky”), where taxis are available mostly during rush hour.
- See the Princeton public transit website for more information.
- The Central and 701 Carnegie shuttle lines run from Firestone Library through the heart of campus. May be convenient for attendees who are staying in the dorms.
- Summer schedules are available online. You can follow the shuttle routes in real time using the TigerTracker app.
Maps and tours
SALALM 60 conference map
- Google map of conference venues and local attractions.
Princeton Campus Tours
- The student-run Orange Key guide service provides year-round, one-hour campus tours. Reservations are not required for individuals or groups of fewer than 10. Please check the schedule for the beginning location of tours during the summer.
- See the campus tours website for more information.
- Conference participants will be able to enter Firestone and branch libraries by showing their conference name badge at the security desk.
- Hotel accommodations for SALALM 60.
- Dormitory accommodations for SALALM 60.
- Primary venue for the conference. Registration will be in the East Pyne Lobby.
Chancellor Green Hall
- The Libreros’ Exhibit will be held in the Chancellor Green Rotunda and “Upper Hyphen” (the corridor connecting Chancellor Green to East Pyne).
- Monday at 9:00am: McCosh 50 is the site of the Opening Session.
- Tuesday at 10:45am: McCormick 101 is the site of the keynote address. Tuesday at 3:00pm: Town Hall Meeting.
- Monday at 7:00pm: Prospect House is the site of the Host Reception.
- Tuesday at 6:00pm: Whitman College Class of 1963 Courtyard is the site of the Libreros’ Reception.
Chancellor Green Cafe
- Located on the lower level rotunda of Chancellor Green, Chancellor Green Cafe serves coffee, tea, and snacks. On Saturday and Sunday, the cafe will be open from 8:30am to 2:30pm.
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- 172 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
- (609) 683-1391
- Princeton’s independent bookstore.
- 122 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
- Labyrinth Books site
- (609) 497-1600
Mandalay Trading Co
- If you’re looking for gifts or trinkets, Mandalay Trading Company is the place to go! Stock up here on fun odds and ends.
- 26 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
- Mandalay Trading Co
- (609) 921-9068
- Open 24/7, the Wa, as it is affectionately called by students, is a place to grab quick snacks or food. Located by Princeton Station.
- 152 Alexander Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
- (609) 924-2845
Whole Earth Center
- “Princeton’s Homegrown Natural Foods Grocery.”
- 360 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
- Whole Earth Center site
- (609) 924-7429
Whole Foods Market
- 3495 U.S. 1, Princeton, NJ 08540
- (609) 799-2919
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- Frist Campus Center has a “food gallery” with a variety of fast-food options, as well as Café Vivian, a vegan-friendly restaurant offering organic, sustainable and local food in a relaxed, environmentally conscious atmosphere.
- Frist Campus Center Dining
- One of the favorite sandwich haunts of Princeton students! An essential Princeton experience.
- 242 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
- Hoagie Haven site
- (609) 921-7723
Infini-T Tea Cafe & Spice Souk
- A vegan cafe and tea shop, Infini-T prides itself on importing some of the most varied and iconic kinds of tea.
- 4 Hulfish Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
- Infini-T Cafe site
- (609) 454-3959
- A perfect spot for breakfast. Sit on Nassau Street and see the town come to life.
- 20 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
- Jammin’ Crepes site
- (609) 924-5387
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Despaña Restaurant & Tapas Cafe
- Looking for Iberian food? Look no further! One of Princeton’s only tapas cafes with Spanish cuisine, this is a fun place to try new flavors.
- 235 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
- Despaña site
- (609) 921-2992
- One of the few quality authentic Chinese restaurants in Princeton. Order your own dish or try eating family style.
- 238 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
- (609) 921-2388
- Vegan friendly.
- 19 Chambers Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
- Masala Grill site
- (609) 921-0500
Mehek Fine Indian Dining
- One of the hidden gems of Princeton; located below street level on Nassau, Mehek boasts some of the finest Indian cuisine in the town.
- 164 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
- Mehek site
- (609) 279-9191
- A high quality Italian restaurant on Witherspoon; lovely for a dinner with colleagues or friends. BYOB.
- 25 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
- Mezzaluna site
- (609) 688-8515
- If you’re looking to order in, try Naked Pizza. They have everything from standard to vegan options.
- 180 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
- Naked Pizza site
- (609) 924-4700
Mo C Mo C Japanese Cuisine
- Stop in for a Japanese dinner with friends. Vibrant atmosphere.
- 14 South Tulane Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
- Mo C Mo C site
- (609) 688-8788
- Korean cuisine. Closer to dorms.
- 244 Alexander Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
- (609) 924-9260
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Agricola Community Eatery
- Stocked with organically grown ingredients, the flavors of Agricola Community Eatery are fresh and unique.
- 11 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
- Agricola site
- (609) 921-2798
Mediterra Restaurant and Taverna
- Upscale restaurant with a Mediterranean vibe; perfect for an evening out. The excellent food is complemented by the atmosphere. If you choose to sit outside, you’ll have a lovely set of lights overhead and a fountain nearby.
- 29 Hulfish Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
- Mediterra site
- (609) 252-9680
- Upscale fusion cuisine.
- 66 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
- Mistral site
- (609) 688-8808
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Drinks, dessert, etc.
Alchemist & Barrister
- A cozy pub tucked into the streets of Princeton, A&B allows you to sit outside or in, and is well-known for its Tiger Burger. $$ (price range: $11-30)
- 28 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
- A&B site
- (609) 924-5555
The Bent Spoon
- You may have to wait in line for their ice cream, but it’s worth it. Vegan friendly. $$ (price range: moderate)
- 35 Palmer Square West, Princeton, NJ 08542
- Bent Spoon site
- (609) 924-2368
Chez Alice Gourmet Cafe & Bakery
- $$ (price range: moderate)
- 5 Palmer Square West, Princeton, NJ 08542
- Chez Alice site
- (609) 921-6760
House of Cupcakes
- Winner of TV’s Cupcake Wars, stop by House of Cupcakes for a wide variety of flavors and scents to satisfy your sweet tooth. $$ (price range: moderate)
- 32 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
- House of Cupcakes site
- (609) 924-0085
Small World Coffee
- Princeton’s favorite local coffee shop. Cash only. $ (price range: inexpensive)
- 14 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
- Small World site
- (609) 924-4377 ext. 2
Triumph Brewing Company
- Restaurant, bar, microbrewery. $$ (price range: $11-30)
- 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
- Triumph site
- (609) 924-7855
Yankee Doodle Tap Room
- Located at the Nassau Inn, the Yankee Doodle Tap Room is a convenient option for hotel guests. $$ (price range: $11-30)
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Princeton University Art Museum
- Saturday and Sunday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm: The museum offers a free one-hour highlights tour of its collections.
- McCormick Hall
- Princeton Art Museum
- (609) 258-3788
Princeton University Chapel
- Sunday at 10:00am: Ecumenical worship service.
- Chapel site
McCarter Theatre Center
- McCarter hosts a multitude of events from professional touring companies to annual events to Princeton University performance groups. Saturday, June 13, at 7:00pm: A performance of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro is scheduled (3.5 hours).
- 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
- McCarter site
- (609) 258-2787
- The first building to be constructed on Princeton University’s campus, Nassau Hall carries the history and import of the university. Located on the building’s exterior walls are class plaques to mark the departure of each graduating class.
- Princeton University’s main library. Conference participants will be allowed into Firestone and branch libraries by showing their conference name badge.
- These gardens, nestled in the heart of the university campus, are located outside Prospect House, the one-time home of President Woodrow Wilson.
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Grounds for Sculpture
- If you’re feeling adventurous (and have access to a car), the Grounds for Sculpture contains unique contemporary outdoor sculptures spread out over 42 acres.
- 80 Sculptures Way, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619
- Grounds for Sculpture site
- (609) 586-0616
- The final resting place for a President and a Vice President of the United States, most of the Presidents of the College of New Jersey/Princeton University and the Princeton Theological Seminary. Scattered throughout the cemetery are the graves of soldiers beginning with the Revolutionary War, professors, politicians, musicians, scientists, business executives, writers, a Nobel Laureate, a winner of Pulitzer Prizes as well as those who have called the Princeton area home.
- 29 Greenview Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08540
- Princeton Cemetery site
- (609) 924-1369
Princeton Garden Theatre
- Nonprofit, arthouse cinema.
- 160 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
- Garden Theatre site
- (609) 279-1999
Princeton Public Library
- According to Wikipedia, the most visited municipal public library in New Jersey, with over 860,000 annual visitors. Just around the corner from the Nassau Inn.
- 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
- Princeton Public Library site
- (609) 924-9529
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