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Cosmovisions: The Impacts of Kotiria Culture on a Library of Congress Intern

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

This is a guest post by Natali Palacios, a Maryland native in her junior year at the University of Maryland, College Park where she studies Human Development. Natali was selected for an internship in the Latin American, Caribbean and European Division (LACE) through Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). Henry Widener was her mentor. …

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Orchestrating Communities of Practice

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

This is a question-and-answer post with Alyson Williams who started at the Library of Congress six months ago in a brand-new position as head of Communities of Practice and Publications in a relatively new division, the Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division (LACE), which brought together the former European and Hispanic divisions Wait, Alyson what …

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Finding and Sharing Eastern European Voices

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

This is a question-and-answer guest post by Irene Madrigal — a Brooklyn native in her senior year at Barnard College in New York City where she studies English, History, and Spanish. Irene was selected for an internship in the Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division (LACE) through The Washington Center (TWC). When she’s not watching …

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Developing Connections, not just Collections, at the Library of Congress

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

This is a guest post by Alyson Williams, Head of Communities of Practice and Publication in the Latin American, Caribbean and European division. Shortly after her arrival at the Library in late February, Alyson who was serving as Co-Chair of local arrangements for the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) Conference …

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Cite This!: The Hispanic Reading Room Has a New Website

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

It has been a long time coming, but the Hispanic Reading Room at the Library of Congress has a new website! We hope you find the design more streamlined and accessible! We are especially excited to invite you to explore all of the content at your fingertips including featured collections, featured blog posts, Research Guides, …

A short story about Potosi—the largest South American silver mine—in the Library’s Collections (Part 2)

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

This is a two-part blog post by Pamela Padilla, 2022 Summer participant in the Library of Congress Internship (LOCI) program with the Hispanic Reading Room, and a Library Science and History graduate student at Queens College, City University of New York.  Click here for the first part of Pamela’s research project. At one point one …

A short story about Potosi—the largest South American silver mine—in the Library’s Collections (Part 1)

Posted by: Giselle M. Avilés

This is a two-part blog post by Pamela Padilla, 2022 Summer participant in the Library of Congress Internship (LOCI) program with the Hispanic Reading Room, and a Library Science and History graduate student at Queens College, City University of New York. Please check back at the end of the week for the second part of …

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Latin American Research and Publication in Times of COVID-19

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

The following is a post by Tracy North, Reference Librarian and Social Sciences Editor, Handbook of Latin American Studies, Hispanic Reading Room, Latin American, Caribbean and European Division (LAC&E). We are excited to announce the publication of Volume 75 of the “Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS).” This milestone is confirmation of the Library’s impressive …