Librarians and archivists from the New York Public Library and CUNY provide an update on their research sources for studying Latin America and Latinos in the U.S. along with the best practices on how to access the wealth of primary sources in these areas.
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).
Sarah Aponte (M.L.S., Queens College) is Chief Librarian of the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute and Associate Professor at The City College Libraries. She founded the Dominican Library in 1994 with donations of books and other materials by the Council of Dominican Educators. She teaches courses on Dominican Studies and bibliographical instruction, and regularly assists scholars and students conducting research on Dominican issues.In 2016, she received to CCNY President's Award for Outstanding Faculty Service in the Library.
Cheryl Beredo (Ph.D., University of Hawaii) is Curator of the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYPL. At the Schomburg Center, she develops collections that document the history and culture of people of African descent throughout the world, with a concentration on the Americas and the Caribbean. Previously, Cheryl was Director of the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives at Cornell University.
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 as the Head Archivist in the Department of the Puerto Rican Community Affairs and at Centro (tenure as Acting Head of the Centro Library and Archives). In addition, he participated in several projects, including: “Nueva York, 1613-1945” at El Museo del Barrio (2010-2011), “El Barrio: Puerto Rican New York” at the Museum of the City of New York (2005), and “Labor” at Hunter College East Harlem Gallery (2011-2012).
Thomas Lannon (M.L.S, Pratt Institute) is Assistant Director for Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, NYPL. His curatorial and outreach activities focus on expanding the use of NYPL’s unique and distinctive collections as well as building on the strengths of the manuscript collection. Lannon is interested in American history, especially New York City history and is active in the American Historical Association and the NYC Archivists Round Table. He was part the NYPL’s Early American Manuscript project that digitized 50,000 items from the historic manuscript collections.
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