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

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Melissa Guy at

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.

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

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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

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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

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

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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



Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Chief Librarian and Archivist

The Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños/Center for Puerto Rican Studies is a university-based research institute, housed at Hunter College, whose mission consists of two components. One is to collect, preserve and provide access to archival and library resources documenting the history and culture of Puerto Ricans. The other is to produce, facilitate, and disseminate interdisciplinary research about the diasporic experience of Puerto Ricans and to link this scholarly inquiry to social action and policy debates.

The Centro Library and Archives is responsible for comprehensively collecting, organizing, maintaining and making available primary and secondary sources on the Puerto Rican experience. The Library and Archives shares and supports Centro’s overall mission. The Library collects in all areas of Puerto Rican Studies and in all formats. It is particularly strong in the area of migration and the diasporic experience. The library also acquires materials related to other Latinos in the United States. The Archives’ strengths are principally in the area of social history, but holds important collections that highlight culture and the arts.

The Chief Librarian and Archivist reports to the Center Director. In addition to the CUNY Title overview, the Chief Librarian and Archivist for the Centro Library and Archives has the responsibilities of but not limited to :

  • Overall Management of the Centro Library and Archives
  • Overseeing delivery of services by full and part time staff, student assistants and consultants
  • Hiring, supervising and encouraging professional staff development
  • Preparing budget requests, writing grants and identifying external resources to complement the Centro Library and Archives’ operational budget
  • Promoting library resource development (identifying resources, purchasing and requesting donations of books and reference materials)
  • Developing Archives collections (identifying collections, pursuing donations and/or acquisition of collections), negotiating archival collections donations and pursuing relations with potential donors.
  • Assessing staff, services, facilities, collection conditions, use of digital technologies and programs for the delivery of library and archives information services on short and long term basis
  • Fundraising, lobbying potential donors and serving as the fiscal manager of grants and special allocations assigned to the Library and Archives
  • Outreaching to patrons and developing public relations activities (e.g. Gallery events, lectures and panels) of the Library and Archives
  • Leading the Centro Library and Archives in fostering relationships with Hunter Library, College administration and CUNY-wide programs
  • Speaking on behalf of the Centro Library and Archives in public forums and presentations
  • Providing leadership and advice to state and national leaders in the field of Puerto Rican/Latino Studies and library and archives research centers
  • Working with diverse population composed of students, academics, community and donors, and assure accessibility of resources and services to all
  • In addition, s/he is a member of the Centro Coordinating Committee (staff advisory group to the Centro Director)


Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ related experience required.

The preferred candidate will have:

  • MLS and/or MA from accredited school preferred;
  • Training in Library and/or Archives but with knowledge and interest in both areas.
  • S/he must demonstrate a profound interdisciplinary understanding of the Puerto Rican experience; a broad knowledge of U.S. based Puerto Rican communities and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies.
  • Eight years or more of relevant experience, including Library /Archives.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Fully conversant with library/archives technology.
  • Fundraising and grant management experience preferred.
  • Fully bilingual in Spanish and English.


Directs a specialized academic and/or research center.

  • Designs, implements and monitors curriculum for programs sponsored by the Center
  • Oversees the design and delivery of courses and workshops; assesses learning outcomes
  • Develops and manages Center’s budget and operations
  • Implements ongoing faculty and/or student development activities
  • Plans, develops, and initiates strategies for generating resources and/or revenues
  • May seek and acquire grant funding to further advance Center initiatives
  • Manages professional and clerical staff
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Academic Center Director


Higher Education Officer




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY’s benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


Click on the “Apply Now” button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.


The committee will review complete applications on February 8, 2018. The search will continue until an appropriate candidate is found.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer

ICYMI: March 2018

Repensar México | El País

La necesidad de terminar con la desigualdad, la corrupción y la violencia marcan la campaña presidencial, que arranca este viernes bajo el signo de la indignación y el recambio generacional. Varios libros ahondan en el desencanto crónico de un país con un Estado grande pero débil. Leer más

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Para comprender al incomprendido: la biografía de Bobby Capó | 80 Grados

El libro que nos propone Víctor Federico Torres es todo eso a la misma vez y quizás un poco más, que ya es mucho decir. Leer más

RomArchive, el atlas de la cultura gitana en Europa | El País Semanal

La puesta en marcha de un gran fichero de artistas y obras persigue combatir la discriminación contra la comunidad romaní. Leer más

Domingo de Resurrección en Sevilla, uno de los días grandes del año taurino | El País

Antonio Ferrera, José María Manzanares y Andrés Roca Rey componen el cartel inaugural. Leer más

Deterioro biológico en el archivo del Archivo General de Oaxaca | NVI Noticias

El Archivo Histórico del Archivo General del Estado de Oaxaca (AGEO) presenta daños a causa de agentes biológicos como el ataque por insectos y microorganismos. Leer más

Miguel Hernández lejos del cliché del poeta-pastor | El País

Tal día como hoy hace 76 años, el poeta moría en una cárcel de Alicante castigado por la represión, enfermedad y la desnutrición. Leer más

La vuelta al mundo del escritor anfibio | El País

Andrés Neuman se enfrenta a las heridas del siglo XX en su nueva novela, ‘Fractura’, protagonizada por un superviviente de Hiroshima. Leer más

Mujeres con poder | La Voz de Galicia

El CSIC presentó un libro sobre las mujeres poderosas de la Galicia medieval. Leer más

Fernando Aramburu: «Amo la lengua española, es la que me ha construido como persona libre» | ABC

Tras el ciclón que supuso en su vida «Patria», novela de la que lleva vendidos más de 700.000 ejemplares, el escritor vasco regresa a las librerías con «Autorretrato sin mí», una aproximación poética a sus rincones más personales. Leer más

A Puerto Rican Hero Joins With Wonder Woman and Others for Hurricane Relief | New York Times

The comic book community is teaming up again to raise money for Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico with the release of the anthology “Ricanstruction: Reminiscing and Rebuilding Puerto Rico” on May 23. Read more

Recuerdo gráfico de la masacre de Tlatelolco | El País

La Universidad Nacional de México prepara una exposición con carteles del movimiento estudiantil de 1968. Leer más

Lorca ya tiene un pie en Granada | El País

Los primeros manuscritos, dibujos e incluso indumentaria del poeta están ya en la ciudad para quedarse. Leer más

Los libreros madrileños crean una herramienta para leer ‘Fariña’ a través de ‘El Quijote’ | El País

El libro escrito por Nacho Carretero sobre el narcotráfico en Galicia fue secuestrado por un juez. Leer más

Berkana, algo más que libros para el colectivo LGTBQ | El País Semanal

Desde el principio, Berkana ha sido mucho más que la primera librería fundada en España especializada en su temática. Funciona como punto de información y apoyo para la comunidad LGTBQ y como centro cultural en el que se organizan numerosos actos. Leer más

El mapa que usó Colón en su viaje a través del Atlántico se subasta en Nueva York | ABC

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La Biblioteca Nacional, de prohibir el acceso a las mujeres a ser el mejor ejemplo del feminismo | ABC

Al cierre de 2017, las mujeres ocupaban el 62,97% de los puestos de la BNE, frente a un 37,03% de hombres; es una proporción que se reproduce en los niveles más altos del organigrama. Leer más

Foreign Language Enrollments Drop Sharply | Inside Higher Ed

Foreign language enrollments dropped 9.2 percent from fall 2013 to fall 2016, according to new data from the Modern Language Association. The drop is the second largest since the MLA started tracking such information in 1958. Read more

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‘La bruja Leopoldina’ se incluirá en un volumen con relatos autobiográficos de juventud del escritor vallisoletano, fallecido en 2010. Leer más

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Jorge Volpi desentraña ‘Una novela criminal’, la obra con la que ganó el Alfaguara, en una conversación con el director de EL PAÍS. Leer más

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Scholarly Communication Librarian – SUNY Albany

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as Scholarly Communication Librarian. This position reports to the Director of Scholarly Communication/Head, Dewey Graduate Library.


  • Develops and implements a program and policies to provide data management plan consultation services and coordinate data curation
  • Provides outreach to faculty and departments in collaboration with liaison/subject librarians; develops informational and training tools that can be used by these librarians
  • Builds and maintains informational websites/LibGuides
  • Develops and implements programs to increase awareness of scholarly communication topics and themes
  • Works in close collaboration and consultation with the Scholars Archive (institutional repository) administrator and the Copyright Librarian. Seeks to promote and expand holdings in the institutional repository
  • Manages and coordinates scholarly communication events and marketing activities
  • Participates as an active member of scholarly communication committees including the Digital Scholarship Team, and is an engaged participant in Dewey Graduate Library initiatives
  • Provides general reference services during assigned hours, including some evenings and weekends
  • Research, publication, and service to the Libraries, University, and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment (tenure) and promotion

Academic rank: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian (rank will be determined by the successful candidate’s qualifications)

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions:

Application deadline: April 15, 2018

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

About the University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, NY, New York State’s capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks.

The University at Albany Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries. Learn more about the UAlbany Libraries at

Thank you for considering this opportunity.

Interview with SALALM Scholarship Awardee: Hanni Nabahe

How did you find out about the SALALM Scholarship?
I first heard about SALALM from Alda Allina Migoni, who had been a recipient of the scholarship. She encouraged me and gave me tips on the process.

Did you know about SALALM before you applied for the scholarship?
I had heard that another Knowledge River Scholar, George Apodaca, was involved in SALALM, which prompted me to look it up. But it was talking to Alda that really excited me about attending. The idea of spending time with other information professionals focused on Latin America was a huge draw.

Where did you earn your MLS/MLIS, what was your area of specialization, and when did you graduate?
I earned my MLIS in 2016 at the University of Arizona School of Information focused on Archives Studies and Digital Information Management.

What drew you to the field of librarianship/archival studies?
I had worked as a paraprofessional with my local public library for about 6 years when I decided to pursue an MLIS. At first I expected to remain a public librarian, but after having the chance to work as graduate assistant with Special Collections at the University of Arizona, I fell in love with archival studies. Aside from making it one of my concentrations (along with digital information management), I remained deeply involved in the field through a summer internship at UC San Diego, as SAA/Mosaic Fellow, and later when I obtained provisional certification from the ACA.

Do you have other graduate level degrees?
Inspired by an Association of Research Libraries leadership symposium, where participants from underrepresented backgrounds were encouraged to seek positions of management within libraries, I decided to pursue a full-time MBA program at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. I am currently completing my last semester and can’t wait to join an academic institution as librarian or archivist.

How did you become interested in Latin America/Iberia? Describe your language abilities and experiences studying and/or traveling in Latin America.
I was born and raised in Southern Mexico (Veracruz), immigrating to the U.S. near the end of high school. As a native Spanish speaker, it was easy (and the fulfillment of a life goal) to take on Portuguese during my undergrad studies, when I lived in housing designed to immerse students in their chosen foreign language. Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to travel to Chile and most recently to Ecuador, where I served as interpreter for a team bringing basic medical services to the indigenous people of the Amazonian region.

Have you worked with a Latin American/Iberian archival or library collection? In what capacity?
No, I have not had the chance yet, but would jump at the opportunity to do so!

When and where did you attend the annual SALALM conference?
I attended SALALM in May 2016, traveling to the University of Virginia while the rest of my cohort took part in our MLIS graduation ceremonies. I instantly felt at home at SALALM and have remained thankful for the chance to spend that week learning from such outstanding SALALMistas.

What was the most interesting or unexpected thing that you learned at the conference?
My favorite part was hearing Spanish, Portuguese, and English spoken equally throughout! I have never felt such sense of belonging as I did that week! I particularly appreciated the theme of “Nuestro Norte es el Sur” and the emphasis on learning from the work being performed by visiting librarians from Latin America. As the conference wrapped up, I knew I had found my people.

Did you attend any committee meetings?
Yes, I attended meetings in Finance, Constitution and Bylaws, and for Marginalized Peoples and Ideas, all areas I hope to become more involved with in the future.

Are you currently working? Where, and in what job?
Aside from attending business school full-time, I continue working as substitute librarian for my local public library system. The branch where I am based, one of the most diverse in the county, counts with a robust collection of Spanish materials for all ages and I cherish the opportunity to serve our Latinx and indigenous populations every week.

Was SALALM helpful in the development of you career? In what way?
It continues to shape my career aspirations, as I follow the paths other members are taking, and continue to be inspired by the work accomplished by the organization. SALALM both inspires and reassures me that I am in the right field.

Processing Archivist for Latin American Manuscripts Collections – Princeton University

Requisition #: D-18-LIB-00024
41014- Rare Books and Special Collections, Library

Position Summary

Princeton University Library seeks an energetic, collaborative, forward-thinking archival description professional to create, manage, and enhance data for Manuscripts Division collections. Personal papers of Latin American literary, cultural, and political figures will constitute the majority of the position’s workload, though work in other collection areas may be assigned. Primary duties include
processing and cataloging new acquisitions along with revising legacy finding aid data and catalog records as required by current practices and user needs. Management of audio-visual resources and digital assets is included in the position’s responsibilities. This position will supervise student workers. Archivists participate in committee work relating to policies, workflow, and system development and may contribute to digital humanities projects.

This position is available immediately.  Applications received within 1 month of posting are guaranteed consideration.

Princeton is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their commitment to the Library’s mission and vision, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Essential Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent combination of other advanced degree and professional-level experience in a research library or archival setting.
  • Fluent reading knowledge of Spanish, either in connection with modern or contemporary literature, or demonstrated application of the language in a library, archives, or other research setting.
  • Hands-on manuscripts processing experience with collections varying in size and scope.
  • Familiarity with current developments in processing procedures.
  • Application of standards for manuscript and archival description such as DACS, EAD, and MARC and facility with managing the resulting descriptive data.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment and with a diverse group of staff and patrons.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with collection management tools such as Archivists’ Toolkit, Archon, ArchivesSpace, or similar system.
  • Knowledge of procedures for accessioning and describing born-digital materials and audiovisual media, and understanding of related preservation concerns.
  • Understanding of EAC-CPF. Processing experience with handwritten materials.
  • Proficiency with XSLT, XQuery or other such computing tools relevant to the management of archival descriptive data.
  • Experience with bibliographic MARC-format cataloging using RDA, AMREMM, or AACR2.
  • Knowledge of non-English languages that are significant to the position’s scope such as French or Portuguese.

The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the AHire website: and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.