Thursday, January 5, 2012

Scholarship - Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The SALALM Scholarship has been established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American and Caribbean Studies academic librarianship. To be awarded biannually commencing in December 2011, the $1000 is for a master's candidate in an archival studies or ALA-accredited library or information studies program.

Since its founding in 1956, the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, or SALALM, has provided the only national and international forum focused on Latin American studies research librarianship, library collections and services. The SALALM Scholarship award will include a one-year membership in the organization.

The Spring 2012 SALALM Scholarship, also for $1,000 and made possible by the generous anonymous donation from a SALALM member, has full information concerning qualifications and application process on the scholarship section of SALALM's website. the deadline is 20 Feb.


The 2011 winners are:

1)*Lisa Cruces* has been a scholar and professional specializing in Latin American materials for the last 7 years. Her specific interests include archival
enterprise, special collections and non-textual materials relevant to the Latin American sphere. After completing dual B.A. degrees in History and Latin
American Studies at Texas State University-San Marcos in 2009, Lisa began her Masters of Science in Information Science at The University of Texas at Austin,
concentrating in archival studies and librarianship.

2) *Timothy Thompson*
is a dual-degree masterâEUR^(TM)s student in library science and Latin American and Caribbean studies at Indiana University. In his application essay,
Thompson highlighted his keen interest in both digital libraries and Brazilian studies, two areas that have gone hand in hand with his
professional development as a librarian: within his MLS degree, Thompson is also pursuing a digital libraries specialization, and his first two
years of study at Indiana University were funded by consecutive Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships in Portuguese.