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Meet the 2016 SALALM Conference Scholarship Winners: Daniel Arbino

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Daniel Arbino is a graduate student at the University of Arizona’s iSchool pursuing a Master’s in Library and Information Science. He is a member of the Knowledge River, a program that specializes in diverse cultural practices within the field of Library and Information Sciences with a focus on Hispanic and Native American communities in the Southwest. Within that program he serves as a graduate assistant. He also volunteers at the Bartlett Library at the Museum of International Folk Art, where he has processed collections on New Mexican artists from the WPA era and New Mexican NEA National Heritage Fellowship recipients. This summer he will be participating in the Rare Book School fellowship program.

Daniel has a Ph.D. in Latin American Literatures and Cultures from the University of Minnesota (2013). His dissertation is titled Orphans of the Other America: Contesting Community in Twentieth-Century Caribbean Literatures. He has published articles, encyclopedia entries, and book reviews in the main journals in the field, such as Journal of Caribbean Literatures, Sargasso, PALARA, and Callaloo. His areas of focus include the African diaspora in the Caribbean and Latin America and representations and subversions of power in the regions. He also has experience as a college professor.

As a graduate student at the University of Arizona he has researched topics related to digitization initiatives in the Caribbean from a postcolonial perspective and digital preservation of Latin American photograph collections. After completing his degree, Daniel plans to work as a subject specialist at an academic library or special collections library where he can combine library and archival work.

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