2012 Schedule/Presentations


Popular Culture: Arts and Social Change in Latin America


11:30am-6:00pm Documentary Film Series / curated by

Teresa Chapa (University of North

Carolina, Chapel Hill) Maraval

10:00am-11:00am Opening Session Savannah Terrace

Rapporteur: Paula Covington, Vanderbilt University

Welcoming Remarks

Lynn M. Shirey

SALALM President 2011-2012

Harvard University

Elmelinda Lara

SALALM Local Arrangements Chair, 2011-2012

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

Jennifer Joseph

University/Campus Librarian

The University of the West Indies

Lucia Phillip

Executive Director

National Library and Information System Authority, Trinidad

and Tobago

Karen Campbell


Library Association of Trinidad and Tobago

11:30am-1:00pm Scarlet Ibis

See It! Visual Culture in Action


Moderator: Wendy Pedersen (University of New Mexico)

Rapporteur: Ellen Jaramillo (Yale University)

Imaging Trinidad: Art, Activism, Archive / Pablo Delano (Trinity College, Hartford)

The Writing is on the Wall: Graffiti as Social Commentary in Trinidad and Tobago / Jolie Rajah and Georgia Alexander (The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago)

Art, the Americas, Abstracting and Archiving: Documents of 20th Century Latin American and Latino Art: A Digital Archive and Publications Project / Gabrielle M. Toth (Chicago State University)


Panel 2:

11:30am-1:00pm Flamingo

Sing It! Women’s Voices in Chutney, Calypso and Pichakaaree


Moderator: Kumaree Ramtahal (The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago)

Rapporteur: Suzanne Schadl (University of New Mexico)

Popular Music and Rural Women’s Empowerment: Chutney Music and Social Change among Indian Women in Trinidad and in the Caribbean / Dr. Kumar Mahabir (National Library and Information System Authority of Trinidad and Tobago)

Women in Calypso: their Contributions to the Development of the Calypso Genre / Rudolph Ottley (The University of Trinidad and Tobago)


Pichakaaree: Contribution of Women to this Emerging Singing Genre of the East Indians of Trinidad and Tobago / Marilyn Kumar (The University of Trinidad and Tobago)

1:00pm-2:30pm LUNCH



Panel 3:

2:30pm-4:00pm Scarlet Ibis

Scan It! Caribbean Digital Resources

Moderator: Brooke Wooldridge (Digital Library of the Caribbean)

Rapporteur: Nerea A. Llamas (University of Michigan)

Caribbean Resources and their Availability in Electronic Media: an Investigative Report

/ Cheryl Small (The University of the West Indies, Barbados)

Digital Library Initiatives in the Caribbean and the dLOC / Shamin Renwick (The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago)

Popular Culture in Periodicals: “Abeng”, “Struggle”, and “Arts Jamaica” / Laurie Taylor (University of Florida)

Popular Culture and Social Change within the Caribbean IRN Collection / Brooke Wooldridge (Digital Library of the Caribbean)

Social Change through Performance: the Carifesta Collection of the dLOC / Gayle Williams (Florida International University)




Panel 4:

2:30pm-4:00pm Flamingo

Pop! Music, Politics and Culture in the Caribbean


Moderator: Richard Phillips (University of Florida)

Rapporteur: Sarah Yoder Leroy (University of Pittsburgh)


The Calypso and its Engagement with the Burgeoning Crime Menace / Dr. Louis Regis (The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago)

La cultura popular latinoamericana en la era de “Youtube”: el caso de “Wendy Sulca”, “Delfín Quishpe” y “La Tigresa del Oriente” / Guillermo Molina-Morales (The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago)

Hip Hop Mundial: Hip Hop’s Latino Roots and Global Appeal / Gabriella Reznowski (Washington State University)



Panel 5:

2:30pm-4:00pm Humming Bird


Save It! Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Central America


Moderator: Luis A. González (Indiana University)

Rapporteur: Sócrates Silva (Hispanic American Periodicals Index)

Archival Projects, Cultural Heritage and National Identity in Honduras 2006-2009 / Dario A. Euraque and Pablo Delano (Trinity College, Hartford)

Máscaras y cultura popular en Nicaragua: la colección de máscaras del Instituto de Historia de Nicaragua y Centroamérica-UCA / Margarita M. Vannini (Instituto de Historia de Nicaragua y Centroamérica)
Archivo Mesoamericano/Mesoamerican Archive: Preserving the Cultural Heritage and the Political Memory of El Salvador, Mexico, and Nicaragua / Luis A. González (Indiana University)

4:00pm-4:30pm Coffee Break sponsored by E-Libro




Panel 6:

4:30pm-6:00pm Scarlet Ibis

String It! The Cordel Literature of Northeastern Brazil, in the Praça and Online


Moderator: Paul Losch (University of Florida)

Rapporteur: Melissa Guy (Arizona State University)

Stories on a String in Berlin: the Cordel Collection of the Ibero-American Institute / Ricarda Musser (Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, Berlin)

Digital Collections for the Research of the Popular Culture of Northeastern Brazil / Paul Losch (University of Florida)

The Brazil Cordel Literature Online (BCLO): a Library of Congress Web Archiving Project / Debra McKern (Library of Congress- Rio)

Projecto de higienização e catalogação dos acervos da Academia Brasileira de Cordel / Fernando da Silva Assumpção (Academia Brasileira de Cordel)




Panel 7:

4:30pm-6:00pm Flamingo

Speak Out! Collecting Oral History

Moderator: Stephanie Miles (Inter-American Development Bank)

Rapporteur: Virginia García (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos)

Expresiones de la cultura popular colombiana en el archivo de Radio Sutatenza / Diana Patricia Restrepo Torres (Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango del Banco de la República, Colombia)

Afro-Caribbean Voices: Oral History Projects at Vanderbilt / Paula Covington (Vanderbilt University)

Who do you think you are? Strengthening Cultural Awareness and Identity through Genealogical Research: the Role of Non-Traditional Resources / Judith Toppin (The University of the West Indies, Barbados)



Panel 8:


4:30-6:00 Humming Bird

Talk about It! Tertulia on Social Media and Libraries


Moderator: Patricia Figueroa (Brown University)

Rapporteur: Barbara Alvarez (University of Michigan)

Organizers: Patricia Figueroa (Brown University), Paloma Celis Carbajal (University of Wisconsin), Jesús Alonso Regalado (State University of New York-Albany), Alison Hicks (University of Colorado, Boulder)

A roundtable on the subject of libraries and social media that will engage the audience through a series of talking points (8-10 minutes each). The purpose is to exchange ideas and experiences with numerous social web-based and mobile technologies for the purpose of outreach, instruction, projects and committee work.


7:00pm-10:00pm Libreros’ Reception Savannah Terrace

(By Invitation)





8:00am-12:30pm Registration St. Ann’s


8:00am-5:00pm Book Exhibits La Boucan

9:00am-12:30pm Documentary Film Series Maraval


Keynote Address

8:15am-9:00am Scarlet Ibis

Professor Doris Sommer (Harvard University):

Pre-Texts: Creative Literacy and Civic Admiration

Moderator: Lynn Shirey (Harvard University)

Rapporteur: Sarah A. Buck Kachaluba (Florida State University)

Pre-Texts Workshop


Prof.Doris Sommer (Harvard University)

9:00am-12:00pm Scarlet Ibis


Rapporteur: Alison Hicks (University of Colorado, Boulder)


PRE-Texts© develops young people into avid readers and thereby sustains the future of libraries. This artistic approach to using books trains librarians, teachers, and artists to facilitate creative projects that stimulate interpretation and collaboration. Facilitators learn to engage students in explorations of literature as recyclable material, re-working classic texts into new creations. PRE-Texts© is a flexible approach to teaching literacy and a range of arts. It takes advantage of any library’s existing resources, including its local community of artists and teachers.

In our introductory workshop, a text will be the prompt for book-making, drawing, and performing. PRE-Texts© will turn conventional teaching upside down, starting with a creative activity rather than vocabulary and grammar lessons. Those lessons follow from the challenge to re-purpose elements of the text. Participants will experience how close creativity is to critical thinking and how much fun difficult literature can be when it prompts self-authorizing creativity.

[This workshop is limited to 25 people. Signup will begin on Sunday, June 17 after the Opening Session; see Paloma Celis Carbajal]



Panel 9:

9:00am-10:30am Flamingo

Preserve It! Safeguarding Caribbean Popular Heritage

Moderator: Gerada Holder (National Library and Information System Authority of Trinidad and Tobago)

Rapporteur: Peter S. Bushnell (University of Florida)

Safeguarding the Barbados Crop Over Festival: a Collection Management Approach / Sandra Boyce (Barbados)

Collecting Carnival: Creating a Carnival Collection at the Heritage Library Division (NALIS) / Gerada Holder (National Library and Information System Authority of Trinidad and Tobago)

Keeping our Cultural Heritage: a Look at the Development of Preservation and Conservation at the National Library of Trinidad and Tobago / Danielle Fraser (National Library and Information System Authority of Trinidad and Tobago)


Write It, Say It, Snap It: Documenting the Heritage of St. Joseph, Trinidad’s First Capital / Glenroy Taitt (The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago)




10:30am-11:00am Coffee Break La Boucan

Sponsored by: Howard Karno Books,

Iberoamericana Libros, Libros Andinos,

Libros Argentinos Para Todo el Mundo

and Libros de Todo Mexico




Panel 10:

11:00am-12:30pm Flamingo

Caribbean Libraries: Popular Culture and Social Change


Moderator: Elizabeth F. Watson (The University of the West Indies, Barbados)

Rapporteur: Nancy Hallock (Harvard University)


Librarianship and Culture: Social Change in Post-colonial Jamaica / Sasekea Harris (The University of the West Indies, Jamaica)


Popular Culture in Anglophone Caribbean Libraries: Some Perspectives / Elizabeth F. Watson (The University of the West Indies, Barbados)



Panel 11:

11:00am-12:30pm Humming Bird


Change It! Music and Culture in the Caribbean


Moderator: Joanne Edwards (Oxford University)

Rapporteur: Bridget Gazzo (Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard University)

Parang: Meeting Ground for Afro and Indo Trinidadians / Francisca Allard (University of Trinidad and Tobago)


The Gift of Music: A Community Music School in a Culture of Aid (Haiti) / Lauren Eldridge (University of Chicago)

Haiti’s Michel Martelly: Creole Pop Singer & Prezidan / Richard Phillips (University of Florida)

12:30pm-1:30pm LUNCH

12:30pm-2:00pm Visit to Alma Jordan Library, UWI

(Signup at registration desk)




Panel 12:


1:30pm-3:00pm Scarlet Ibis

Storyboard It! Manifesting Historietas, Quadrinhos & Cartoons in Library Collections and Services

Moderator: Suzanne Schadl (University of New Mexico)

Rapporteur: John Wright (Brigham Young University)


The Role of Comic Books and Graphic Novels in the Civic Formation of Cuban Youth / Sean Knowlton (Columbia University)

Cuban Cartoons for Children: Pop Culture and Education on Screen / Meiyolet Méndez (University of Miami)

Purchasing, Selling and Processing Comic Strips and Graphic Novels / Beverly Karno (Howard Karno Books), Sarah G. Wenzel (University of Chicago) and Wendy Pederson (University of New Mexico)

Exhibiting Comics: From the Reading Room to Special Collections / Claire-Lise Bénaud and Suzanne Schadl (University of New Mexico)


Panel 13:

1:30pm-3:00pm Flamingo

Read It! New Products and Developments in E-Books


Moderator: Adan Griego (Stanford University)

Rapporteur: José O. Díaz (Ohio State University)

The E-books we need in our Libraries / Felipe Varela (E-Libro)

Digital Projects: from Distribution to Publishing / Lluis Claret (Digitalia)

Torrossa: the Casalini Libri Full Text Platform for Ebook and Ejournal Content from Romance Language Countries / Kathryn Paoletti (Casalini)

Embracing the Ebook to Accelerate Science / Mariana Meyer (Elsevier Latin America & the Caribbean)



Panel 14:

1:30pm-3:00pm Humming Bird

Express It! Popular Culture in the Arts: the Collections in the Main Library of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

Moderator: Angela M. Carreño (New York University)

Rapporteur: Jeffrey Staiger (University of Oregon)


Representations of Love and Erotica in Caribbean Writings / Barbara Chase (The University of the West Indies, Barbados)

Echoes of the Caribbean: Documentation of Tradition and Identity in the Audio Visual Collection / Valerie Clarke; presented by Ann Marie White (The University of the West Indies, Barbados)

Art, Space and the Caribbean Academic Library / Ann Marie White and Jessica Lewis (The University of the West Indies, Barbados)


3:00pm-3:30pm Coffee Break La Boucan

Sponsored by: HB Books Publicaciones Chilenas,

Libros de Barlovento, Puvill Libros, Retta Libros

and Susan Bach Books from Brazil



Panel 15:

3:30pm-5:00pm Scarlet Ibis

Create It! Challenges in Collecting and in Creating Access to

Latin American Book Arts



Moderator: Teresa Chapa (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Rapporteur: Brenda Salem (University of Pittsburgh)

Voices from the Margin: an Exploration of Themes in the “libros cartoneros” of the Indiana University Libraries Collection / Denise Stuempfle (Indiana University)

Creating Access to the Vigía Collection of Artists’ Books at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / Sara Levinson (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Latin American Book Arts: a Challenging Tradition and a Challenge to Collect / Teresa Chapa (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)



Panel 16:

3:30pm-5:00pm Flamingo


Resist It! Music and Political Resistance in Brazil


Moderator: Peter S. Bushnell (University of Florida)

Rapporteur: T-Kay Sangwand (The University of Texas at Austin)


Say it Loud! Black Music and Political Resistance under Brazilian Authoritarian Rule in Rio de Janeiro (1976-1979) / Lúcio Oliveira (University of California, Los Angeles), Jaira Harrington (University of Chicago)

Viva Tropicália! Covering the Movement and its Legacy / John Kroondyk (Indiana University)

3:30pm-5:00pm Finance (Pay for It!) Committee (#2) Humming Bird

6:00pm-9:00pm Host Reception / UTT Campus, National Academy for the Performing Arts, Theatre 1 (Port of Spain)

Buses leave Hilton at 5:30pm





9:00am-2:00pm Book Exhibits La Boucan

Panel 17:

9:00am-10:30am Flamingo

Consider It! Subcultures in Mexico and Central America

Moderator: Peter Stern (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Rapporteur: Molly Molloy (New Mexico State University)

Las prostitutas y su culto a La Santa Muerte en Tepito, Mexico: por más que el estudio realizado por Kevin Freese / Martina Kaller (University of Vienna)

'No sé muy bien en qué consiste el realism visceral. Tengo diecisiete años’. La subcultura guatemalteca de los años 1990 como antisistematismo politico? / Berthold Molden (University of Vienna)


Panel 18:

10:30am-12:00pm Flamingo

Film It! Foundational and Testimonial Films


Moderator: Víctor Federico Torres (Digitalia)

Rapporteur: Mary Jo Zeter (Michigan State University)

An Inconvenient Truth’: Bringing the Testimony of a Drug Cartel Assassin to Page and Screen: the Backstory of Writing and Filming “El Sicario”/ Molly Molloy (New Mexico State University)

Dos películas fundacionales del cine puertorriqueño: “Maruja” y “Ayer amargo” / Víctor Federico Torres (Digitalia)

10:30am-11:00am Coffee Break sponsored by Elsevier



Panel 19:

11:00am-12:30pm Scarlet Ibis

Pecha Kucha: Snapshot of Emerging Trends and Practices [For slides, please click here.]

Resources Mentioned in the Pecha Kucha

Moderator: Alison Hicks (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Rapporteur: Lisa Gardinier (University of Iowa)

What Digital Collection? Issues of Collection Development, Cataloging Trends and Standards, and Ethical Considerations of Underground Music in the Caribbean and Latin America / Samuel Wicks (University of Pittsburgh)

Developing Local Cataloging Procedures for Access to Foreign-Language Films / Tina Gross (St. Cloud State University)

Strategies for Patron-Initiated Acquisitions / Sarah Wenzel (University of Chicago)

Collaborative Digital Archiving: a Non-Custodial Approach / Carolyn Palaima (University of Texas)

Library Outreach using Library a la Carte (TM) / Laura Shedenhelm (University of Georgia)

Publish or Perish? Supporting Graduate Students as Aspiring Authors / Barbara Alvarez (University of Michigan)

12:30pm-1:30pm LUNCH



1:30pm-2:00pm E-SALALM Scarlet Ibis


2:00pm-3:00pm Town Hall Meeting and Announcement of Officers


3:00pm-4:00pm Business Meeting & Closing Session


4:00pm-5:30pm Executive Board #2