SALALM Statement on Trump Administration’s Travel and Immigration Policies

SALALM Statement on Trump Administration’s Travel and Immigration Policies

U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders on visas, immigration, and the building of a border wall between Mexico and the United States are of grave concern to the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM).  For over 60 years, we are established as a leading professional association of U.S.-based and international research libraries and archives working collaboratively with publishers and information professionals in Latin America to secure and make available research collections related to Latin America and the Caribbean. A cornerstone of our mission is to promote and build upon cooperative efforts to achieve better library services and information exchange across national borders.

As research librarians, archivists and information professionals, we are dedicated to promoting greater understanding of Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, Portugal, and Latino/Hispanic communities within the United States and throughout the world.  We are committed to providing access to information to all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin or immigration status, and to encourage collaborative scholarly work across borders.  Any measure, state-sponsored or otherwise, that hinders users from accessing our resources or services, including the fear of deportation and the inability to travel to use our collections, undermines our mission.

The Trump Administration’s immigration ban creates a hostile climate for foreign students, scholars and information professionals, including librarians, archivists, booksellers and publishers who seek to collaborate with institutions and colleagues in the United States. It also may pose a threat to foreign-born permanent residents who face a hostile reception or detainment on their way back into this country, and subjects U.S. colleagues on professional travel abroad to possible retribution from other states.

As part of the larger community of librarians and archivists, we share the concerns of the American Library Association and the Association of College & Research Libraries that these orders are in opposition to the core values of our profession, including a commitment to intellectual freedom; access to information; diversity and inclusion; and privacy and confidentiality.

ICYMI: Summer 2018

La editorial como patria del escritor | El País

Cuatro escritores latinoamericanos afincados en España analizan las dificultades para crear un espacio literario común. El feminismo, los sellos independientes e Internet tienden nuevos puentes. Leer más

La increíble peripecia de la carta de Colón robada de la Biblioteca Nacional de Catalunya | El Periódico

EEUU recupera y devuelve la epístola sustraída sin que la institución catalana notara su ausencia durante años. Leer más

Archivo clasificado de 1968 seguirá bajo llave | Excelsior

En el 50 aniversario de la revuelta estudiantil, el AGN seguirá reservando parte de la memoria histórica de esa relevante etapa de México. Leer más

Los Ariel premian las lenguas indígenas con ‘Sueño en otro idioma’ | El País

El séptimo arte mexicano se vuelca con los tres estudiantes de cine asesinados en Jalisco. Leer más

The Importance of Literary Executors in Preserving a Writer’s Work | Lambda Literary

Lambda Literary Review recently spoke with writers and literary executors Olga García Echeverría and David Groff on the important role literary executors have in the preservation and proliferation of a writer’s work and cultural significance. Read more

Los secretos de las cajas 26 de Bioy Casares y Ocampo | El País

Pruebas de galera de Borges, primeras ediciones corregidas y una carta de Gabriel García Márquez son algunas de las joyas donadas a la Biblioteca Nacional de Argentina. Leer más

Di Film: la historia de una familia argentina detrás del archivo audiovisual más grande de Latinoamérica | Infobae

Creado por el periodista Roberto Di Chiara en 1949, hoy tiene una cantidad incontable de películas y material documental de todas las épocas. Leer más

Un tesoro de la emigración se pudre en el archivo de la embajada en Cuba | El Confidencial

Miles de documentos sobre españoles y sus propiedades permanecen sin clasificar en un sucio almacén de La Habana plagado de roedores. Leer más

La Biblioteca Nacional, del esplendor al deterioro | El Periódico

En la víspera del Día de La Independencia de 1957, las más altas autoridades de Gobierno celebraron la inauguración de un moderno edificio ubicado frente al Parque Centenario, en cuya fachada claramente se leía “Biblioteca Nacional” en letras doradas. Leer más

Las mujeres que encaran a la industria editorial | El País

El colectivo Mujeres del Libro hace su primera aparición en público en la Feria del Libro de Madrid. Leer más

One of the World’s Largest Private Collections of Latin American Music Just Hit the Web | Remezcla

The archive includes more than 50,000 albums, photographs, and other ephemera, focusing largely on Afro-Cuban music from the 1950s. Read more

Tres de cada 10 libros editados en España son digitales | El País

La producción del sector subió un 4,6% en 2017, según un informe presentado por el Ministerio de Cultura. Leer más

Cannes estrena con éxito documental sobre luchador gay mexicano | La Jornada

La sección paralela “Acid” del Festival de cine de Cannes estrenó hoy a nivel mundial, con muy buena acogida del público, el documental “Cassandro el exótico”, sobre la vida del luchador homosexual mexicano, el ex campeón del mundo Saúl Armendáriz. Leer más

Archivos militares del franquismo: nunca fueron ‘secretos’ pero sí inaccesibles | El Diario

“No hay nada secreto, la documentación de la guerra civil nunca estuvo clasificada”, dicen desde Archiveros Españoles en la Función Pública. Leer más

Rafael Cadenas gana el Premio Reina Sofía de Poesía Iberoamericana | El Cultural

El poeta venezolano de la sencillez y la reflexión obtiene el galardón convocado por Patrimonio Nacional y la Universidad de Salamanca. Leer más

Memoria de la historia del mundo obrero | Página 12

La institución dirigida por Horacio Tarcus es la más importante de América latina dedicada a la historia de las izquierdas, los movimientos sociales y las manifestaciones artísticas y culturales del continente. Precisa un inmueble de mil metros cuadrados. Leer más

SALALMistas in the News!

Paloma Celis-Carbajal: “No he encontrado ninguna cartonera con tendencias políticas de derecha.” | Polvo

Paloma Celis-Carbajal es investigadora y bibliotecaria en la Universidad de Wisconsin-Madison, en Estados Unidos, y durante doce años realizó un seguimiento de las ediciones cartoneras de todo el mundo. Es coeditora, además, de Akademia Cartonera: un ABC de las editoriales catoneras de América Latina. Leer más

Paloma Celis-Carbajal brindó una charla sobre sus “12 años tras los libros cartoneros.” | De Chivilcoy

Una charla sobre las ediciones cartoneras en el mundo fue brindada por Paloma Celis-Carbajal en el Museo Pompeo Boggio. Leer más

De Porfirio Díaz a Peña Nieto: viaje por la propaganda electoral mexicana | El País

De sobres con semillas hasta jabones, un museo de Ciudad de México exhibe los medios de los políticos para atraer el voto. Leer más

Los libros universitarios más vendidos en la 31ª FILBo | Semana

Según Juan Felipe Córdoba, director de la Editorial de la Universidad del Rosario y presidente de la Asociación de Editoriales Universitarias – ASEUC, en la feria se notó el buen momento de la edición universitaria y el creciente interés de los lectores en las novedades y los fondos editoriales académicos. Leer más

Alma Guillermoprieto, premio Princesa de Asturias de Comunicación y Humanidades 2018 | El País

El jurado considera que la periodista mexicana “representa los mejores valores del periodismo en la sociedad contemporánea con una escritura clara, rotunda y comprometida”. Leer más

El ‘Diccionario Biográfico Español’ se enmienda en la Red | El País

La edición digital de la obra, supervisada por la historiadora Carmen Iglesias, corrige la polémica entrada de Franco y ya lo califica de dictador. Leer más

El archivo de Asunción digitaliza fotos de la Guerra del Chaco para acceso libre | EFE

Una serie de fotografías de la Guerra del Chaco (1932-1935) obra del fotógrafo oficial de Paraguay en ese conflicto, el austríaco Adolfo Friedrich, están disponibles al público e investigadores a través de Internet tras la donación al Archivo Nacional de Asunción de un coleccionista argentino. Leer más

“Es México y no Madrid quien disputa a Barcelona la capitalidad editorial” | La Venguardia

La Vanguardia reúne a cinco de los más importantes editores del país en la previa de Sant Jordi. Leer más

 

 

Reissue of “Para las duras/For the Hard Ones”

tatiana de la tierra was a SALALM and REFORMA member. Her 2002 book is being reissued by the journal Sinister Wisdom.

“Sinister Wisdom 108 / For the Hard Ones: A Lesbian Phenomenology” by tatiana de la tierra

Para las duras: Una fenomonologia lesbiana / For the Hard Ones: A Lesbian Phenomenology, originally published in 2002, is a collection of poetry existing from and beyond the boundaries of language, sexuality, and genre.

For those who did not know tatiana, here’s a link to SALALM’s In Memoriam article about her death in 2012.

-Adan Griego

Head of Special Collections and Senior Archivist, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, UT Austin

The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection is pleased to announce an opening for the position of Head of Special Collections and Senior Archivist. This position provides senior leadership for the processing, preserving and making accessible the Benson’s rare book and manuscript collections.

More details at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/180529010084

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Melissa Guy at m.guy@austin.utexas.edu.

SALALM 63 Travel Attendance Scholarship

The SALALM Travel Attendance Scholarship Subcommittee is pleased to announce the 2018 awardees, who will attend SALALM 62 in Mexico City. We received a record number of applications for this year’s award, with many highly-qualified applicants. We are delighted to invite this strong group of awardees:

María Daniela Thurber, Catholic University of America
Vanessa Arce, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Priscila Hernández, University of Texas at Austin
Jeffrey Delgado, CUNY Queens College
Rocío López, Texas Woman’s University
Katherine Villa, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Perri Pyle, University of Maryland
Elizabeth Fedden, University of Washington


María Daniela Thurber is currently a Library and Information Science graduate student at the Catholic University of America. She is the recipient of the Howard and Mathilde Rovelstad Scholarship and is currently an ALA Spectrum and Gates Millennium Scholar. Originally from St. Petersburg, Fl, María spent many summers growing up with her maternal family in Ecuador. Presently, María works as a library technician in the South America Section of the Library of Congress where she supports librarians in processing incoming materials for the collection. María aspires to pursue a PhD program in Information Studies and work in Latin American cultural heritage preservation.


Vanessa Arce is pursuing a Master’s in Library and Information Studies at University at Buffalo, State University of New York (SUNY), where she received the Dean’s Scholarship Award for Educational Diversity and Excellence for the 2017-2018 academic year. Vanessa has a Master’s in French from Middlebury College in Vermont, where she focused on the literature of the French-speaking Caribbean, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico. In the fall of 2018, she will be assisting Reference Librarian, Jorge Matos, in assessing the collection of monographs in Spanish and French across all subjects at the Hostos Community College Library.


Priscila Hernández is a graduate student at the University of Texas iSchool pursuing a Master’s in Information Science degree. She has an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico (2016). Her areas of focus include the intersection between Chicana literature and representations of nationalism in public spaces. Currently she works as the post-custodial/digital initiatives graduate research assistant at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, particularly focusing on the digital preservation of human rights records worldwide.


Jeffrey Delgado is a graduate student at the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences at CUNY Queens College and will complete his degree in May 2018. As a first-generation Colombian-Ecuadorian, he takes special interest in Latin American representation both in the academic field and in librarianship. He has assisted with translating oral histories of many Latin American families for the Queens Library Oral history initiative, Queens Memory.


Rocío López is currently working on her MLS at Texas Woman’s University’s School of Information Science and resides in Houston, TX. Previously, she attended the University of Houston-Victoria where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration in 2016. An amateur musician, a lover of languages, an aspirant historian and writer and a lay scientist, Rocío’s interests are varied. She has a passion for the indigenous peoples of North and South America and hopes to pursue a PhD in Chicano Studies at UCLA in the future.


Katherine Villa is a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will graduate with her Master’s in Library and Information Science in May 2018. Of Cuban descent, Katherine became interested in the subversive and non-institutional information seeking and distribution methods she learned of and used while living in Cuba on and off for the past several years. Katherine currently resides in Santiago de Cuba, continuing her LIS research before starting her Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Miami in the Fall of 2018.


Perri Pyle is an MA/MLIS student at the University of Maryland, pursuing dual degrees in History (Global Interaction and Exchange) and Library Science (Archives) with a focus on U.S.-Latin American relations. Prior to grad school, Perri graduated cum laude with a BA in History from Southwestern University in Texas. After spending a semester studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she returned to live and work there for three years, cementing a love for the region that carries through to her current studies. As part of her master’s thesis, Perri is developing a project about the Washington Committee for Human Rights in Argentina, a local activist group founded by Argentines living in D.C. during the Dirty War. She is creating a digital archive that will house both the digitized records donated by former group members, as well as the oral interviews she has conducted with them.


Elizabeth Fedden is an MLIS candidate at the University of Washington and will graduate in June 2018. In the summer of 2017 she designed a knowledge exchange with Capeltic, an Indigenous coffee co-op in Chilón, Mexico to study their coffee production and the information needs of Indigenous farmers. Her work resulted in a publication in Barista Magazine called “Decolonizing Coffee in Chiapas, Mexico.” While obtaining her undergraduate degree at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, Ms. Fedden earned an Ariel Internship Award to fund her studies at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Laboratory of Anthropology Library where she worked for two years. There she worked with many Spanish-language and Indigenous materials.