The Library is proud to host SALALM LXI: the 61st conference of SALALM—Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials. The theme of this year’s conference is “Nuestro Norte es el Sur”—Our North is the South.
The SALALM conference is an opportunity for librarians, book dealers, scholars, and students interested in collecting, preserving, and providing access to Latin American and Caribbean information resources in all formats to connect and collaborate with colleagues, meet with vendors, participate in committees and topical interest groups, and learn about programs related to SALALM’s mission.
205 attendees from the Americas and Europe are at this year’s conference, representing 104 academic institutions and research centers from 15 countries. Between 40 and 50 faculty, staff, librarians, and students at UVA are also expected to participate.
A highlight of this year’s conference is the series of roundtables that SALALM and UVA have organized with the intent of stimulating debate on the intersection between Global Studies and Area Studies, how that affects curriculum and research centers, and how it will promote diversity among the student body—an essential component of the University’s mission statement.
The roundtables will take place Monday May 9 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Omni Hotel and Tuesday May 10 from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm in Harrison/Small Special Collections. In addition, the roundtables will be streamed live.
Sponsors of SALALM LXI include:
University of Virginia Library, Latin American Studies Program, University of Virginia Office of the President, Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture, Jefferson Trust, Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation, Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, Corcoran Department of History, Department of Media Studies, and the American Studies major.
For full details about SALALM LXI, visit the conference website.