2012 Program

The most updated schedule may be downloaded here: SALALM Conference Program


Conference Schedule



9:00am-1:00pm           Pre-Conference: Bibliographic Instruction Workshop @ NALIS, Port of Spain (transportation provided: 8:30 pick-up, 1:15 return)



8:00am-1:00pm           Registration                                                     St. Ann’s


8:00am-9:00am           New Members Orientation Maraval

8:00am-9:00am           Committee Meetings

ENLACE/Outreach                                        Flamingo

Constitution & Bylaws                                   Humming Bird

Audio-Visual                                                  Scarlet Ibis

9:00am-10:00am         Committee Meetings

Cataloging & Bibliographic Technology        Flamingo

Electronic Resources                                       Humming Bird

ALZAR: business meeting and roundtable    Scarlet Ibis

Serials                                                              Maraval

10:00am-10:30am       Coffee sponsored by E-Libro

10:00am-11:00am       Committee Meetings

Bibliographic Instruction                                Flamingo

Marginalized Peoples & Ideas                        Humming Bird

Policy, Research and Investigation                 Scarlet Ibis

Membership                                                    Maraval

11:00am-12:30pm       Committee Meetings

Finance (#1)                                                    Maraval

Librarian/Book Dealer/Publisher Relations     Flamingo

12:30pm-2:00pm LUNCH


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

(Signup at registration desk)

2:00pm-3:00pm           Committee Meetings


HAPI (Hispanic American Periodicals

Index)                                                                         Humming Bird

Interlibrary Cooperation                                 Flamingo

2:00pm-3:00pm Libreros’ Workshop Scarlet Ibis

organized by: Ellen Jaramillo, Stephanie

Miles, Carlos Retta and John Wright


3:00pm-4:00pm           Committee Meetings

Reference Services                                          Humming Bird

Editorial Board                                               Flamingo

ISIS (Iberian Studies in SALALM)               Maraval

3:00pm-6:00pm           Bookdealers’ Consultations Scarlet Ibis

4:30pm-6:00pm           Executive Board Meeting #1 Flamingo

6:00pm-7:00pm New Members and ENLACE Reception Lobby Bar


7:00pm-9:00pm LAMP Flamingo




8:00am-1:00pm           Registration St. Ann’s


10:00am-6:00pm         Book Exhibits La Boucan

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

Teresa Chapa (University of North

Carolina, Chapel Hill)                                     Maraval

8:30am-10:00am Committee Meetings Scarlet Ibis

LARRP (Latin American Research Resources Project)

9:00am-10:00am Committee Meetings Humming Bird

Libreros’ Committee

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

11:00am-11:30am       Book Exhibits Opening Reception La Boucan

sponsored by: Iberbook-Sánchez Cuesta,

Digitalia, Librería García Cambeiro and

Books from Mexico


Panel 1:

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


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