Welcome, new members: Julienne Grant, Ana Ramirez Luhrs, Ashley Larson

Julienne Grant is...
Julienne Grant is Reference Librarian/Foreign & International Research Specialist at the Loyola University Chicago Law Library.  She is also adjunct faculty at Loyola where she teaches an advanced course on foreign, comparative, and international legal research.  She is currently the Chair of the American Association of Law Libraries' Latin American Law Interest Group.  Julienne received a B.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College, an M.A. in Ibero-American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.A.L.S. from Rosary College, and a J.D. from DePaul University.

Ana Ramirez Luhrs is a Research & Instruction Librarian at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. She is subject liaison to the Government and Law, International Affairs and Spanish departments, and a member of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) program committee. As the collection developer for LACS, she works closely with faculty to build the library's Latin American collection across all fields of study. She also serves as the faculty adviser to the student group, Hispanic Society of Lafayette.

Ashley Larson is an MLIS student at UCLA specializing in library studies. She recently earned her MA in Latin American Studies from Vanderbilt University and holds a BA from Cal State Fullerton. Ashley is also vice-president of the UCLA Special Libraries
Association student chapter and plans to work at the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) during the 2014 – 2015 academic year. She has research interests in early twentieth-century Brazilian identity, with a focus on gastronomic nationalism.