MOLLAS (Midwest Organization of Libraries for Latin American Studies)


Midwest Organization of Libraries for Latin American Studies (MOLLAS)
MOLLAS members at the SALALM 2019 Conference. Photo courtesy of Rafael E. Tarrago.

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The Midwest Organization of Libraries for Latin American Studies (MOLLAS) consists of libraries with Latin American & Caribbean Studies collections from the Midwest region of the United States. This organization promotes and develops member Latin American & Caribbean Studies resources through cooperative and collaborative projects in the areas of collection development, preservation and access.

  • To coordinate projects, activities, and initiatives in collaboration with other regional, national, and international Latin Americanist & Caribbean groups or institutions, to the extent possible;
  • Create a website that provides members and interested parties with information on MOLLAS administrative structure and projects;
  • Identify and develop strategies on preservation projects;
  • Identify and develop strategies on collection development projects;
  • To collaborate to obtain extra-institutional grant funds, whenever appropriate, to support consortium goals;
  • Share instructional and research aids;
  • Develop needed products and pursue favorable consortium purchasing arrangements;
  • Communicate current Latin American Studies events occurring on member campuses.

Member & Observing Institutions

Arizona State University Libraries
Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Libraries
Michigan State University Libraries
New Mexico State University Libraries
Ohio University Libraries
Ohio State University Libraries
University of Chicago Libraries
University of Colorado at Boulder–University Libraries
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Libraries
University of Iowa Libraries
University of Kansas Libraries
University of Michigan Libraries
University of Minnesota Libraries
University of New Mexico Libraries
University Libraries of Notre Dame
University of Wisconsin – Madison Libraries

Convener (2020-2023)

Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros,
Assistant Professor, Latin American, Iberian, and Latino/a Studies Librarian
The Ohio State University

Secretary (2020-2023)
Dr. Antonio Sotomayor Associate Professor,
Librarian of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
University of Illinois

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