Posts Tagged ‘awards/honors’
Sócrates Silva has been appointed to the position of Latin American and Iberian Studies Librarian at the University of California at Santa Barbara as of July 16th. Sócrates has been with HAPI now for almost 6 years and will be sorely missed. Nevertheless, we wish him much happiness and success as he moves on to this exciting challenge and look forward to his continued involvement in SALALM. Please join me in wishing Sócrates well and congratulating him on his new beach-side office!
I am delighted to announce that, effective July 20th, Emma Marschall will be the new Research and Instruction Librarian at The Latin American Library, Tulane University.
Emma comes to us from Gettysburg College where she was most recently employed as a cataloger in the Musselman Library. Prior to that position she was an Academic Library Fellow at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Digital Archives Intern at the Missouri History Museum Library and Archives. From 2006 through 2008 she was Lecturer in Spanish at Washington University in St. Louis.
Emma earned her MLS at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2010. She has a M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College (2006) and a B.A. in Latin American and Iberian Studies from Bard College (2001). She also earned a Certificate in French Language from the Sorbonne (2005).
In addition to her specialization in reference and instruction, Emma also has a strong background in processing digital collections.
In the words of our Dean, Lance Query, “those of us who met with Emma were impressed with her knowledge, experience, energy, and strong inter-personal skills.” I can add that Emma is sure to be a great colleague and contributor to SALALM. I know you will all get a chance to meet her in Miami next year, if not before.
Our good friend, colleague, activist, and former SALALM president, Molly Molloy (New Mexico State University), is in the news again. She will receive the New Mexico Library Leadership Award from the New Mexico Library Association at their annual conference this month. Kudos, Moll!!!
Libros de Barlovento
- Alvaro Risso, Hortensia Calvo, and Adán Griego.
Our very own Adán Griego (Stanford University), Hortensia Calvo (Tulane University), and Alvaro Risso (Librería Linardi y Risso) have made the list of top 50 most influential professionals at the Buenos Aires Book Fair. Read more here.
- Lisa Cruces, masters student in Information Science at The University of Texas at Austin
Lisa Cruces has been a scholar and professional specializing in Latin American materials for the last 7 years. Her specific interests include archival enterprise, special collections and non-textual materials relevant to the Latin American sphere. After completing dual B.A. degrees in History and Latin American Studies at Texas State University-San Marcos in 2009, Lisa began her Masters of Science in Information Science at The University of Texas at Austin, concentrating in archival studies and librarianship.
Before beginning her graduate studies, Lisa conducted work in public history, exhibits, and libraries, with the shared goal of increasing scholarship and access to Spanish-language materials. Past work includes cataloging sueltas at the Harry Ransom Center Research Library and assisting the UT-Library System
with digitization projects.
Along with her previous work involving Mexico and El Salvador, Lisa traveled and conducted independent research in 2010 and 2011 on archival enterprise, preservation, and librarianship in Panama. She presented her poster, “A Case Study of Archives in Central America: El Archivo Nacional de Panamá” at the 2011 Annual Meetings of the Society of Southwest Archivists and the Society of
Her most recent activities at the University of Texas include archival work, digital exhibits, and translation with the Benson Latin American Collection and the Human Rights Documentation Initiative.
- Timothy Thompson, dual-degree master’s student in library science (MLS) and Latin American and Caribbean studies (MA) at Indiana University.
Timothy Thompson is a dual-degree master’s student in library science and Latin American and Caribbean studies at Indiana University. In his application essay, Tim highlighted his keen interest in both digital libraries and Brazilian studies, two areas that have gone hand in hand with his professional development as a librarian: within his MLS degree, he is also pursuing a digital libraries specialization, and his first two years of study at Indiana University were funded by consecutive Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships in Portuguese.
He has worked closely with Luis A. González, Indiana University’s Librarian for Latin American, Iberian, Latino, and Chicano-Riqueño Studies, under whose supervision he completed an internship centered on digital collection development. Using open-source reference management software, he helped implement a complete redesign of González’s Researching Brazil, an online gateway that provides a searchable index of Brazilian scholarly journals.
In 2010, Tim received a Boren Fellowship to spend the following year in Brazil. During the first half of 2011, he continued his study of advanced Portuguese and took language courses at the University of Brasília, where he also completed a graduate-level course in Information Architecture. Concurrently, he enrolled in an independent readings course supervised by González and wrote a review essay of 12 recent books related to library and information science in Brazil.
In April, he was selected to receive the 2011 Rovelstad Scholarship in International Librarianship, awarded annually by the Council on Library and Information Resources to sponsor travel to the IFLA World Library and Information Congress, held this year in San Juan, Puerto Rico. There, he was able to network and share his research interests with information professionals from throughout Ibero-America and the Caribbean.
During the latter half of the year, he conducted fieldwork for his master’s capstone project, which he will conclude during the upcoming semester. His research focuses on the contribution that digital libraries can make as educational resources supporting human development. He is undertaking an analysis of 13 major digital library initiatives in Brazil and has carried out a series of semi-structured interviews with project managers.
“The goal of my research is to determine the extent to which human development has formed part of the rationale for creating digital libraries in Brazil,” says Thompson. “My research is guided by the conviction that the expansion of digital information services can play a role in bridging the gap between libraries and local communities throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.”
With Cavan McCarthy (Louisiana State University, retired), he is currently co-authoring a chapter on Brazil for the second of a two-volume IFLA publication titled Libraries in the Early 21st Century: An International Perspective, scheduled for publication in early 2012.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Feria Internacional del Libro, Guadalajara, and to celebrate the occasion, groups of 25 professionals in several different fields were awarded honors. In the librarian category, our SALALM colleagues Adan Griego and Micaela Chávez Villa were among the 25 librarians from Mexico and the United States honored for their contributions to FIL over the past 25 years. The ceremony was held at the opening of the Coloquio Internacional de Bibliotecarios on November 28th (http://sdpnoticias.com/nota/243080/Reflexionan_sobre_el_papel_de_la_info…).
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Former Enlace fellow Dr. Jesus Lau (New York, 1996) will be honored as Librarian of the Year at this year’s FIL-Guadalajara. Since 2002, the Guadalajara Book Fair has honored librarians for their contributions to librarianship in Mexico (http://www.fil.com.mx/reco/bibliotecario_somos.asp).
For SALALM’s 20th anniversary in Santo Domingo, Lau noted “la labor de SALALM es la mejor labor diplomática continental que hay en campo
bibliotecario, porque ha tendido un puente de conocimiento entre las culturas hispano-parlantes y la anglosajona de EUA, a través de los
materiales editados en la región para que los académicos y pensadores americanos tomen mejores decisiones económico-políticas que definen y
permean nuestro continente.”
Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources’ Department of Special Collections and the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley are among seven institutions that will be honored for outstanding exhibition publications at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans this June.
The print catalogue Celebrating Mexico: The Grito de Dolores and the Mexican Revolution, 1810|1910|2010, a collaboration between Stanford University Libraries and the Bancroft, is the winner in Division Two of the 2011 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Awards. Awards were announced in the April 26th edition of ALA News. The catalog is available for sale from Stanford (http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubs/orderform_new.html) and from the Bancroft Library.
“This volume celebrating the anniversary of the Mexican Revolution is also an implicit celebration of inter-institutional collaboration,” said Molly Schwartzburg, chair of the RBMS Exhibition Awards committee and Cline Curator of Literature at the University of Texas at Austin’s Harry Ransom Center. “Documenting concurrent exhibitions mounted at the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University, it reveals to audiences the complementary resources of these institutions through twin checklists and essays by library staff and faculty at both universities. Bilingual text—in English and Spanish—makes the volume accessible to a wide audience, and a careful integration of text, images and the checklist offers readers a fully unified reading experience. Richly illustrated with extensive commentary, the volume serves not just to document the exhibitions but to provide an excellent introduction to the Mexican Revolution more generally. The use of historic typefaces and colorful section dividers throughout the volume confirms the volume’s welcoming, celebratory success.”
The full press release is posted here.
Adan Griego curated the 2010 exhibition at Stanford’s Green Library. Becky Fischbach designed and produced the exhibition and catalogue. Theresa Salazar and Jack von Euw curated the exhibition at the Bancroft Library. Adan Griego and Randal Brandt from the Bancroft will represent their respective libraries in accepting the award certificate on Sunday, June 26, during the RBMS Membership Meeting and Information Exchange.
In addition to winning the José Toribio Medina Award this year, Molly Molloy (New Mexico State University) recently translated and edited (with journalist Charles Bowden) El Sicario: the Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin. Nation Books, 2011. ISBN 1568586582 ISBN-13 9781568586588. Congratulations, Molly!