Chief Librarian Sarah Aponte is interviewed by reporter Angela Peña in the Dominican newspaper Hoy about her experience as founder of the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library, her work as a librarian, and experience as an immigrant, among other topics. You can read the full article here.
Sarah Aponte (CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Archives and Library) was honored at the 9th Dominican Women Writers’ Book Fair held March 23 – 25, 2012.
On February 15, 2012, Patricia Figueroa (Brown University) launched a new blog called Nuevas referencias: retratos de nuevos autores hispanohablantes. It is dedicated to drawing attention to newer Spanish-language authors.
Jana Krentz, formerly of the University of Kansas, has accepted the position of Curator of the Latin American collection at Yale University.
On February 20, 2012, Miguel Valladares, formerly of Dartmouth College, started working at University of Virginia at Charlottesville as the Romance Language Librarian. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Librarian with a Latte” Jesus Alonso-Regalado (SUNY, Albany), who presented on his experiences at the Pecha Kucha Panel at SALALM 56, was recently featured on the Facultad de Traducción y Documentaciónde la Universidad de Salamanca’s blog.
In addition to winning the José Toribio Medina Award this year, Molly Molloy (New Mexico State University) recently translated and edited (with journalist Charles Bowden) El Sicario: the Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin. Nation Books, 2011. ISBN 1568586582 ISBN-13 9781568586588. Congratulations, Molly!
I am delighted to announce that David Dressing has been appointed to the position of Latin American and Iberian Studies Librarian at the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame. David is coming to us from the Latin American Library at Tulane. He brings with him considerable experience in curating exhibits, collection building, and collection management. He received a PhD in History from Tulane University, and has also worked at The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Library of Congress. David will begin work at Notre Dame on April 1st, and can be reached at 1201A Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556.
Aedín Ní Bhróithe Clements