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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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The PALABRA Archive Releases 50 New Streaming Recordings

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

The following is a post by Catalina Gómez, Reference Librarian and Curator of the PALABRA Archive in the Latin American, Caribbean and European Division. Click here to read in Spanish. Following its annual National Hispanic Heritage Month tradition, the Hispanic Reading Room in the Latin American, Caribbean and European division (LAC&E) announces the digital release …

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La Sala Hispánica de Lectura de la Biblioteca del Congreso lanza nuevo material del Archivo de la PALABRA

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

Este artículo fue escrito por Catalina Gómez, bibliotecaria y curadora de Archivo de la PALABRA de la Sala Hispánica de Lectura de la Biblioteca del Congreso. Para leer en inglés, haga clic aquí. Tal como es tradición durante el Mes de herencia hispana, la Sala Hispánica de Lectura de la Biblioteca del Congreso (EE.UU.) anuncia …

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The PALABRA Archive Turns 80

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

This is a guest post Catalina Gómez, Reference Librarian and Curator of the PALABRA Archive in the Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division (LACE). It all started in the Library’s recording studio in 1943. Then Librarian of Congress, Archibald MacLeish, who was a prominent American poet, asked Francisco Aguilera, who was serving as the Hispanic …

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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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Commuter Scientist’s Approach to a Coloring Book: have we missed anything?

Posted by: Suzanne Schadl

This is question and answer guest post by Marcellus Anthony Wilson — a DC local who is currently a student at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Marcellus was selected for an Internship in the Latin American, Caribbean and European Division (LACE) as a part of the Cross Cultural Leadership Program organized …

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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 …