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SALALM - Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials

The Bibliographic Instruction Subcommittee has brought together a series of pages offering tips for librarians teaching both "one-shot" library instruction and "for-credit" courses on Latin American research materials and strategies. Information literacy instructors of all types are encouraged to check out these resources via the Bibliographic Instruction Subcommittee's wiki.

The Subcommittee for Audio-Visual Media has also compiled a valuable resource for the study of film/video in Latin America. Links are organized by subject and by country.

Links to Latin American collections held by universities and libraries outside of Latin America are available for perusal, as are links to the national libraries of Latin America.

A new page dedicated to Special Collections materials for Latin American and Caribbean Studies has been added.

SALALM strives to gather information about the relative size of Latin American collections and to keep track of escalating materials costs.

Additionally, members are encouraged to sumbit narratives of book-buying excursions so that colleagues can track down additional in-country vendors.

Librariarians may also want to consult lists of up-coming book fairs and other library-related associations on the Booksellers pages.

Last modified 04/14/09

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