This two-part series consists of a panel presentation/discussion at the Bildner Center and a follow-up visit to NYPL. At the panel, librarians and archivists from the New York Public Library and CUNY discuss the wealth of local research resources for studying Latin American & Hispanic Culture and Arts–including tips on how to access primary and secondary sources in their libraries and archives. At the NYPL visit, attendees focus on the Special Collections materials featured at the panel.
Paloma Celis Carbajal (M.L.S., UW-Madison) is Curator for Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Studies at the New York Public Library.
Silvia Cho (M.L.S., Queens College) is Library Liaison for Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures at The Graduate Center Library, CUNY.
Araceli Tinajero (Ph.D., Rutgers University) is Professor at City College and Graduate Center, CUNY (Moderator).
Elizabeth Cronin (Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY) is the Assistant Curator of Photography at NYPL, where she coordinates class visits. She curated NYPL’s exhibition Viewpoints: Latin America in Photographs. She is also the author of Heimat Photography in Austria.
Pedro Juan Hernández (M.A., University of Puerto Rico) is Senior Archivist in the Archives of the Puerto Rican Diaspora in the Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños at Hunter College, CUNY. He has devoted his professional life to the preservation and dissemination of the Puerto Ricans Stateside historical legacy for the last thirty years (1989 -2019).
Tammi Lawson (M.L.S., Queen College) is the curator of the Art & Artifacts Division at the Schomburg Center where she manages a collection of 15,000 items that visually documents the Black Diaspora. She specializes in the preservation of cultural heritage materials, museum collections, and digital curation.
Laura Marte (M.S.L.I.S., Pratt Institute) is an Adult Senior Librarian at Mid-Manhattan Library, focusing on the Art Collection, and periodically teaches art classes for adults. Her curiosity and passion for Latin American Art started when she assisted in organizing the archives of the independent Latin American Art Historian, Carla Stellweg.
Jehan Roberson (M.A., NYU) is the Collections Specialist, Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library at NYU. She is also a writer, educator, and artist.She is the founder of Latitudes, a collective exploring Black literary production in the Americas.
Miguel Rosales (M.L.S., Queens College) is a Reference Librarian in the Wallach Division of Art, Prints, and Photographs of the New York Public Library. His interest lies in the intersection between art and politics, specifically how this relates to Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx cultures.
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