Molly Molloy, a research librarian and professor at New Mexico State University was featured in an article in The Texas Observer. The piece is a Q&A sessions regarding the violence against women in the USA-Mexico border. “Molly Molloy is the force behind the Frontera List, an invaluable and long-running repository of raw information and discussion about border issues.” You can read the full story here.
David S. Nolen (Mississippi State University) published an article titled “Publication and Language Trends of References in Spanish and Latin American Literature” in the January 2014 issue of College and Research Libraries (vol 75 no. 1 34-50). Congratulations David!
Sarah Buck Kachaluba (Florida State University) also published an article in the January 2014 issue of College and Research Libraries. The article is titled “Developing Humanities Collections in the Digital Age: Exploring Humanities Faculty Engagement with Electronic and Print Resources” (vol. 75 no.1 91-108). Congratulations Sarah!
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!!!
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Molly Molloy, long-time SALALM member and 2011′ s Medina Award winner, was interviewed today on KPCC’s Pat Morrison show. She and co-editor Charles Bowden discuss their recent work El Sicario: The Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin. Listen to the interview at http://www.scpr.org/programs/patt-morrison/2011/09/12/20651/el-sicario-update/.
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!
This morning at the opening ceremony for SALALM’s 56th annual conference Molly Molloy, librarian at New Mexico State University, was honored with the 2011 José Toribio Medina Award. The award recognizes Molly’s outstanding work with the Frontera-List.
Victor Federico Torres, chair of the committee, noted that the list “has been hailed as the most comprehensive, up-to-date source of narco-related violence on the U.S.-Mexico Border” and used widely by congressional staff, US and Mexican human rights groups and many other Border observers. Torres added, “this electronic resource fills a much needed information gap on a subject of both scholarly research and binational concerns.”
Molly Molloy is well known, not only as a librarian committed to her immediate user constituency but also as human rights activist on Border issues. Her work has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, In These Times, and National Public Radio.
¡Felicidades! Un honor muy merecido.