Founded 1956

SALALM - Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials

04/16/09 - Early Registration for SALALM 2009 Conference Due May 1 - Message from President Pamela Graham: "I wanted to share some information about our upcoming conference in Berlin. Members should have received conference packets by regular mail by now. Please note that all registration forms are now available on the conference website: Forms and information are available in English and Spanish.

Please note the following: The SALALM Secretariat at Tulane is managing registration for participants and exhibitors who are based in the U.S., Latin America, and Canada. The Conference Host, the Instituto Iberoamericano, is managing registration for participants and exhibitors who are based in Europe and other world regions. Please use the appropriate form when registering. The EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE is MAY 1st.

The conference hotel is the Hotel Maritim [located on Stauffenbergstraße, not to be confused with the other Maritim Pro-Arte]. In order to obtain the special SALALM rate, please reserve your rooms using the form that was included in your packet. This form is also available on the conference website. The DEADLINE for reserving rooms is MAY 1st.

If you will be attending SALALM with a non-registered friend, relative, spouse, or partner, please note that there will be an additional fee for the guest if she or he wishes to attend the Libreros Reception or the Host Reception/Boat trip. We ask that you indicate the number and names of guests on your conference registration form so that we can reserve the appropriate number of spaces. Payment will be collected in euros in Berlin.

Questions? Address all queries regarding local arrangements to Peter Altekrüger For queries regarding the mailing of packages for exhibits please contact Ricarda Müsser For any questions regarding the program and panels, please contact me at I will soon send out more information about the program. Many thanks! Pamela"

04/14/09 - SALALM 2009 Conference Website Launches - Visit the SALALM 54 website at for information on our upcoming conference in Berlin, July 3-8, 2009.

03/18/09 - Nominations Sought for José Toribio Medina Awards - Send nominations for the award to Chair of the José Toribio Medina Awards Panel, Víctor J. Cid Carmona, Biblioteca Daniel Cosío Villegas, El Colegio de México, Camino al Ajusco No. 20, Pedregal de Santa Teresa, CP10740, México, D.F., MEXICO. For additional information on this award for outstanding contributions by SALALM members to the field of Latin American bibliography or reference, see the José Toribio Medina Award page.

03/05/09 - Update your Links - The SALALM website is now hosted at Tulane University. Please use the following web address in your guides: Many thanks to Binghamton University for hosting the site for the past two years. Martha Kelehan will remain the Webmaster. Please send any news, photos, comments, or suggestions to her at her new address

03/05/09 - SALALM Newsletter Accepting Submissions - The editors are accepting submissions for the April issue through Friday, March 13, 2009. E-mail stories to both Daisy Dominguez and Nerea Llamas. (cross-posted from LALA-L)

03/05/09 - Travel Grants Available - Florida International University, Tulane University , Harvard University and Yale University have recently posted information on travel grants for use of Latin American Studies scholars to visit their collections. (cross-posted from LALA-L)

12/09/08 - SALALMistas at FIL - The 22nd Guadalajara International Book Fair received a record attendance of more than 600,000 visitors. Among the very active participants were more than 20 SALALM librarians as well as 10 book dealers. SALALMistas were not only eager book shoppers but Anne Barnhart (UC-Santa Barbara) and Paloma Celis Carbajal (University of Wisconsin-Madison) also participated in the 10th Coloquio Internacional de Bibliotecarios as panelists.

SALALM's friend, Asociación de Revistas Culturales de España (ARCE), was honored for having the best stand at FIL this year.
¡En hora buena! (from Adán Griego)

12/04/08 - Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar Award Applications Due March 2009 - Scholars, junior faculty, and graduate students working in Latin American Studies are encouraged to apply for any one of three very generous awards to support travel to the Univeristy of New Mexico for use of the UNM library collections. Learn more about the awards and application process at the Latin American & Iberian Institute's website - (cross-posted from LALA-L)

11/20/08 - Enlace Application Deadline Extended - The Enlace Committee members will accept applications until January 16, 2009 for this year's SALALM conference in Berlin. Learn more about the Enlace awards and the application process.

11/08/08 - SALALM Conference Annoucement in Spanish and Portuguese - Many thanks to Paloma Celis Carbajal and Elda Mulholland for translating the SALALM LIV annoucements. Download the PDF in Spanish and Portuguese to share with interested colleagues.

10/21/08 - SALALM Members in the News - Check out this article on the ARCE round table at LIBER attended by many SALALMeros.

10/06/08 - New SALALM Publications Available - Two new publications are available for purchase. SALALM's annual conference proceedings have been published as No. 50 of the Final Report and Working Papers Series. Another addition to SALALM's Bibliography & Reference Series is Nancy Hallock's SALALM, The First Fifty Years, A Handlist of Publications with Author Index (2007) (No. 56).

09/10/08 - Fernando Acosta-Rodriguez Elected 2009-2010 SALALM President - Read the press release. (cross-posted from LALA-L)

09/09/08 - Check out the official press release for SALALM LIV to learn more about our upcoming conference in Berlin.

SALALMistas at Reforma

07/10/08 - Call for Papers: 53rd ICA - The 53rd meeting of the International Congress of Americanists (ICA)/Congreso Internacional de Americanistas will be held July 19-24, 2009 in Mexico City. The symposium is entitled "La sociedad del conocimiento en America Latina: posibilidades y perspectivas." To submit proposals or for questions, contact Orchid Mazurkiewicz at (cross-posted from LALA-L)

07/07/08 - SALALMistas present at Reforma President's Program - Several SALALM members including Adan Griego, Mario Ascencio, and Tatiana de la Tierra, presented as part of Reforma's President's Program at Anaheim's ALA 2008 Annual Conference. For more information about the event, check out the Facebook page (login required).

07/02/08 - SALALM LIV Conference Theme available - SALALM President Pamela Graham has released the Berlin conference theme, information about the hotel rates for the Hotel Maritim, and estimates for exhibitor and registration costs. (cross-posted from LALA-L)

06/27/08 - Check out Latin American Law Journals & Serials in U.S. Libraries - Teresa Miguel at Yale has recently compiled a union list of Latin American law titles. Libraries are encouraged to participate by sending holdings info to Teresa Miguel. (cross-posted from LALA-L)

06/12/08 - Audio-Visual Subcommittee Launches Wiki - Check out the new wiki Resources for Locating & Evaluating Latin American Videos. For more information, check out the Audio-Visual Subcommittee webpage. Contact Daisy Dominguez ( to participate.

06/09/08 - SALALM on Facebook - If you're on Facebook already, why not join the SALALM and ALZAR groups? SALALM at ALA: President Elect Pamela Graham, Past-President Adan Griego, and Executive Secretary Hortensia Calvo

06/09/08 - Upcoming conference Congreso Amigos 2008 - Organized by the Red de Instituciones Mexicanas para la Cooperación Bibliotecaria is the upcoming Congreso Amigos at the Universidad de las Americas, Puebla on September 4-6, 2008. The conference theme is "Tecnología aplicada: innovación en los servicios bibliotecarios." For more information, check out the conference website, Congreso Amigos 2008. (cross-posted from LALA-L)

06/09/08 - Questions about ALA-FIL Free Pass Program? - David Unger & Pablo de la Vega will be at ALA June 28-July 1 in Booth #1347. Completed applications will be accepted there. For more information, see the FIL website. To receive an application for the ALA-FIL program, contact David Unger (

05/07/08 - More than 20 SALALMistas (librarians and book dealers) made their presence known at the Buenos Aires Book Fair during the professional days as the Fair prepared to received more than one million avid readers. SALALAMistas (Anne Barnhart, Paloma Celis Carbajal, Carlos Delgado, Patricia Figueroa and Adan Griego) also participated, with gran "exito" at Argentina's 40a Reunión Nacional de Bibliotecarios. (report from Adan Griego)

05/07/08 - WOLA-Duke Book Award - Deadline for Nominations Extended To May 16. Given jointly by the Washington Office on Latin America and Duke University, the award will go to the best current, non-fiction book published in English on human rights, democracy and social justice in contemporary Latin America.  The author of the winning book will receive a $1,000 cash prize. For additional information, see the Award Announcement. (cross-posted from LACCHA)

05/02/08 - SALALM Election Results Announced: The Nominations Committee (Craig Schroer, Paul Losch, and Virginia Garcia) is pleased to announce the results of this year's elections. Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez is SALALM's new President-Elect. Martha E. Mantilla and Roberto Delgadillo have been elected to a three year term as Members-at-Large. For more information on SALALM's Executive Board, see About the Secreteriat. (cross-posted from LALA-L)

03/11/08 - "At its meeting on February 8, 2008, the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Council approved the creation of the Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Heritage Archives (LACCHA) Roundtable. The new LACCHA Roundtable will serve as a forum for discussing and advising on issues related to the management and preservation of archival materials originating from the Latin American and Caribbean area and housed in U.S. repositories and also those created by Diaspora groups who come from these regions and are living in the United States." For additional information, contact Marisol Ramos ( or Maria R. Estorino (

03/06/08 - Apply for a Charles Donald O'Malley Short-term Research Fellowship for Research in the History of Medicine and allied fields at UCLA. UCLA has deep holdings of Latin Americana. Download the flyer (PDF). (cross-posted from LALA-L)

02/15/08 - Greenleaf Library Research Fellowships Available - Permanent residents of Latin America or the Caribbean are encourage to apply for a fellowship to conduct research at Tulane's Latin American Library. Details are available in English, em português, and en español.

02/12/08 - Digital Library of the Caribbean Seeks New Board Members - dLOC is accepting applications for four new dLOC Advisory Board members.  During the past two years, the Advisory Board provided feedback and support for the project and the collection of resources has grown to over 2,500 titles. This new 2008-2009 Advisory Board will play a vital role in the continued success and sustainability of dLOC.  The Board will provide guidance to the dLOC Executive Committee and the co-Directors by reviewing proposals for collections, by nominating collections for inclusion, and by reviewing standards developed by the sub-committees. The members of the Board should be skilled in technical issues, in relevant academic disciplines, and/or in curriculum development. Members should be active members of CSA and be willing to attend an annual dLOC meeting at CSA.  No travel money is available, but Advisory Board Members will receive an annual honorarium of $100.  Members will serve a two-year term from March 2008 through December 2009 and can be reappointed. If interested in becoming a member of the dLOC Advisory Board, please send a statement of interest and qualifications to project coordinator Brooke Wooldridge at ( before March 1, 2008.

02/12/08 - SALALM in the New Orleans Visitors & Conventions Bureau - Check out the NOVCB for more information about things to do in New Orleans, including volunteer opportunities. (cross-posted from LALA-L)

01/31/08 - Nominations for the José Toribio Medina Award Sought - The JTM Awards committee, Ana Maria Cobos, Victor Julian Cid Carmona, and Richard D. Woods, encourage you to make nominations for this annual prize.  Know any new bibliographies or other types of reference works worthy of consideration?  Please send your nominations in by March 1, 2008.  Send nominations to Richard D. Woods, 400 North LaSalle Dr. #3501, Chicago, IL 60610-8534. (cross-posted from LALA-L)

01/30/08 - SALALM LII Conference Website Launched - To learn more about SALALM LIII (May 30-June 3, 2008) at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA, check out the SALALM LIII Conference Website.

01/30/08 - California Rare Book School (CALRBS) offering class on the History of the Book in Latin America - To read the full description of the course offered August 4-8, 2008, visit the CALRBS website.

12/18/07 - The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida will offer Library Travel Research Grants for summer 2008. As many as 12 awards of up to $750 each will be made to cover travel and living expenses. Awardees are expected to remain in Gainesville for at least one week and, following their stay, submit a brief (2-3 pp.) report on how their work at UF Libraries enriched their research project and offer suggestions for possible improvements of the Latin American Collection. Information on the UF Latin American Collection is available on the Internet at: You can also e-mail Richard Phillips, Director of the Latin American Collection, for further information. The deadline for all application materials is March 01, 2008. (cross-posted from LALA-L)

12/17/07 - UT Austin's Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection has a new blog entitled "free*the*books." The blog discusses issues surrounding the digitization of parts of the Latin American Collection, as a Google Library Partner.

12/06/07 - SALALM in the Blogosphere - ALZAR and the Bibliographic Instruction wiki highlighted on Cheryl Laguardia's blog for Library Journal.

12/06/07 - More than 25 SALALM librarians and at least 11 libreros attended the Guadalajara Book Fair (FIL). Salamistas were not only seeking novedades but also active in presentations to new ALA-FIL pass attendees as well as contributing to the Salon de Libro selection of recommened titles for libraries.

11/20/07 - Check out the updated course description for the California Rare Book School course, "The History of the Book in Hispanic America, 16th - 19th Centuries."

11/12/07 - SALAMISTA Claudia Cuevas, Current President of the Asociación Chilena de Bibiotecarios, opened the 12th Annual Conference of Chilean Librarians (October 24-26) in Santiago. Elected in December of 2005, her term runs until April 2008.

11/07/07 - Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grant Program - Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the research collections. These Library Research Grants, which have a value of up to $2,500 each, are meant to help defray expenses incurred in traveling to and residing in Princeton during the tenure of the grant. The length of the grant will depend on the applicant's research proposal, but is ordinarily one month. Library Research Grants awarded in this academic year are tenable from May 2008 to April 2009, and the deadline for applications is 15 January 2008. Applicants are asked to submit a completed application form (, budget form ( and a research proposal not exceeding three pages in length. Applicants must also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the Library Research Grants Committee at the address given below. The proposal should address specifically the relevance to the proposed research of unique resources found in the Princeton University Library collections. Awards will be made before 1 April 2008. Application materials and letters of recommendation are to be mailed toLibrary Research Grant Committee, Princeton University Library, One Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08544. Materials mailed to the committee mustbe postmarked no later than 15 January 2008. Facsimile transmissions may besent to (609) 258-2324. Electronic communications to the committee may be sent to Materials submitted by e-mail or facsimile must be received no later than 15 January 2008.  E-mail is the preferred method of submission. (cross-posted from LALA-L)

11/06/07 - Registration information for SALALM LIII- Information packets to be mailed in January 2008 with additional details. (cross-posted from LALA-L)

10/23/07 - Desde el 1986 SALALM ha ofrecido becas para colegas en America Latina que tengan interes en participar en el congreso anual de SALALM que en el 2008 se lleva a cabo en Nueva Orleans (30 de mayo-3 de junio). Los requisitos para las becas de Enlace estan disponibles en varios idiomas. La fecha limite es el 14 de diciembre (2007). Favor de pasar este mensaje a colegas que esten interesados.

10/23/07 - Please send any digital photos of SALALM events to the SALALM Webmaster for posting on the site.

10/21/07 - Collections statistics from 2005-2006 are available online. Libraries from around the world report on expenditures for Latin American Studies. The results were published in SALALM Newsletter 34:3 (December 2006), pp. 34-36.

10/10/07 - Spain's annual book fair, Liber 2007 (held in Barcelona, Oct 3-5), hosted several SALALM members from the United States and the United Kingdom. Those attending were able to visit the outdoor antiquarian book fair being held at the Paseo de Gracia. Lisbon and Madrid also witnessed book hunting excursions from eager SALALMistas not deterred by the high value of the Euro. Other cultural activities included visits to museums and an extensive tour of the Biblioteca Nacional de Catalunya organized by our very own Lluis Agusti.

10/10/07 - More than 20 SALALM members attended the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Conference in Montreal, Canada (Sept 5-8). SALALMistas were present both as panelists and exhibitors. There were more than 1100 panels as well as 3 days of non-stop films/documentaries to chose from.

08/13/07 - New Page on Latin American Studies Special Collections - Students from the California Rare Book School August 2007 course "The History of the Book in Latin America, 16th-19th Centuries" created new resources page for Latin American Studies Special Collections. Taught by Dan Slive (William Reese Company) and David Szewczyk (The Philadelphia Rare Books and Manuscripts Company), the class explored the history of printing in the New World.

08/07/07 - Alvaro J. Risso de Librería Linardi y Risso ha sido electo Presidente de la Camara Uruguaya del Libro. (cross-posted from LALA-L 08/07/07)

08/06/07 - Call for Papers: "Freedom and Liberty?: The Archival Record, Slavery, Abolition, Labour and Nationalism in the Caribbean" - Institute for Commonwealth Studies, University of London, October 15, 2007 (cross-posted from H-Caribbean 08/03/07)

07/11/07 - SALALM 2007 Keynote Speaker Alfredo Corchado wins Columbia University Journalism Prize - The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism today announced the 2007 winners of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize for outstanding reporting on Latin America and the Caribbean, honoring journalists who have covered the Western Hemisphere and, through their reporting and editorial work, have furthered inter-American understanding.  The 2007 winners are: Alfredo Corchado, Mexico bureau chief, the Dallas Morning News; Gary Marx, foreign correspondent, Chicago Tribune; Maria Teresa Ronderos, editorial advisor, Semana Magazine (Colombia); and Jose Vales, Latin American correspondent, El Universal (Mexico). (cross-posted from LALA-L 07/10/07)

06/27/07 - SALALM at ALA a Resounding Success - SALALM hosted our first booth at the American Library Association conference in Washington, D.C. Several new members signed up to join SALALM on the spot. We also worked to increase awareness of SALALM at the major library schools. (cross-posted from LALA-L 06/26/07)

06/21/07 - Call for Papers: Virtual Caribbeans - The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University, in conjunction with the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, is pleased to announce Virtual Caribbeans, to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana February 27 - March 1, 2008. (cross-posted from H-Net Caribbean 06/20/07)

06/19/07 - SALALM Booth at ALA - Contact Adan Griego for additional information about volunteering at the SALALM booth at ALA. (cross-posted from LALA-L 06/19/07)

06/19/07 - Open House at The Hispanic Division of the  Library of Congress - The Hispanic Division of the  Library of Congress ( invites you to an open house on Friday afternoon, June 22, from 2:00 to 4:00 in LJ240 (Jefferson Building). Please drop in to talk to our reference librarians and area studies specialists. The Hispanic Reading Room serves researchers studying Luso-Hispanic cultures throughout the world. It is a center for the study of the cultures and societies of the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, the Caribbean, and other areas where Spanish and Portuguese influence has been significant. The Library's Spanish and Portuguese collections are among the finest in the world. Sample this research facility's resources, including biographies of every Hispanic American in Congress from 1822 to the present, the Handbook of Latin American Studies, and the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape. Learn from specialists how the Division services these materials for researchers and librarians. The Hispanic Reading Room is rich with decorative Spanish motifs and graced by the famous Portinari murals. Staff will answer your questions about the collections and handouts will be available. (cross-posted from LALA-L 06/19/07)

06/14/07 - The History of the Book in Latin America class - California Rare Book School at UCLA is offering a week-long class on Latin American rare books, July 30 - August 3, 2007. The class will be taught by Daniel J. Slive of the William Reese Company and David Szewczyk of The Philadelphia Rare Books and Manuscripts Company.

06/13/07 - John Wright Interviewed for America Reads Spanish - SALALM President, John B. Wright of BYU talks about SALALM and reading in Spanish with Rosana Ubanell of America Reads Spanish.

06/05/07 - Call for Papers: "Nuestra América in the U.S.? A U.S. Latino/a Studies Conference" - University of Kansas, Lawrence, February 8-9, 2008. This interdisciplinary conference adopts José Martí’s expansive hemispheric conception of "America" to explore implications of the growth of the U.S. Latino population at the cusp of the 21st century—a century that has seen Latinos/as become the largest ethnic minority in the United States. (cross-posted from LALA-L 06/05/07)

05/18/07 - Call for Papers: "A Changing Cuba in a Changing World" - Bildner Center/Cuba Project, March 12-14, 2008. Organized by the Bildner Center/Cuba Project (, this international and interdisciplinary conference builds on the expertise of Cuba specialists at the City University of New York and participants in past Cuba Project conferences and seminars. (cross-posted from LALA-L 05/17/07)

05/15/07 - Call for Papers: "Conversations III: Aspects of Freedom" Cave Hill Philosophy Symposium 2007 - University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus Barbados, West Indies 9-10 August 2007. Due to various requests from potential contributors it has been agreed to extend the deadline for abstracts until May 31st. Read the extended Call for Papers. (cross-posted from H-Afro-Am 05/15/07)

05/03/07 - SALALM LIII will be in New Orleans, LA at the Hotel Monteleone - Read the official conference announcement for "Encounter, Engagement and Exchange: How Native Populations of the Americas Transformed the World."

05/02/07 - 52nd SALALM Conference a Success - Check out the official 2007 conference website.

05/02/07 - Fallece el gran poeta peruano José Watanabe - (cross-posted from LALA-L 04/26/07)

10/01/06 - The 52nd Annual SALALM Conference - BORDERS: OBSESSION, OBSTACLE, OPEN DOOR? hosted by the University of New Mexico convenes in Albuquerque (April 27-May 1, 2007)

08/31/06 - Obituary: Eduardo F. Lozano (1925-2006)

07/01/06 - Get Involved! Find out how to become a member of SALALM. ¡lo invitamos a que se haga socio de SALALM! pulse aquí

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