Information Literacy in the Disciplines: Latin American Studies

Last updated April 2018

The ACRL IS Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee has gathered together links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education in Latin American Studies.

1. Accrediting Agencies & Professional Associations

The ACRL IS Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee is not aware of information literacy standards in this area. However, the following are the leading professional associations in the field.

Latin American Studies Association.

SALALM (Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials).

2. Related Research

Alonso-Regalado, J., & Van Ullen, M.,K. 2009. Librarian for Latin American and Caribbean Studies in U.S. Academic and Research Libraries: A Content Analysis of Position Announcements, 1970-2007. Library Resources & Technical Services 53, no.3: 139-158.

Alvarez, Sonia E., Arturo Arias, and Charles R. Hale. 2011. “Re-Visioning Latin American Studies.” Cultural Anthropology 26, no. 2: 225–46. 

Barnhart, Anne. 2010. “Want Buy-In? Let Your Students Do the Buying! A Case Study of Course-Integrated Collection Development.” Collection Management 35, no. 3: 237–43.

Carreño, Angela. 2007. “Women in Latin American Studies: Reshaping the Boundaries: Papers of the Forty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 5-8, 2004.” New Orleans, Louisiana, SALALM Secretariat, Latin American Library, Tulane University. Papers presented include:

  • Anne Barnhart’s “Moving Beyond the One-Shot: Designing a Research Methodology Course”
  • Norma Corral’s “Instruction Unlimited: Guest Lecture from Beyond the Classroom”
  • Sean Knowlton’s “Creating the Information Literate Researcher”
  • Karen Lindvall-Larson’s “Latin American Library Resources: The Evolution of a ‘Required’ Graduate Seminar”
  • Emily Stambaugh’s “Professor-Librarian Collaboration in Instructional Design and Collection Development for Minor Programs in Latin American Studies”

Escobar, Arturo. 2007. “WORLDS AND KNOWLEDGES OTHERWISE: The Latin American Modernity/Coloniality Research Program.” Cultural Studies 21, no. 2: 179–210.

Herron, Patricia J., and Lily G. Griner. 1999. “Research Strategies and Information Sources in Latin American Studies: A One-Credit, Web-based Course.” Research Strategies 17, no. 1: 11-21.

Hoffmann, Bert. 2015. “Latin America and Beyond: The Case for Comparative Area Studies.” European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, no. 100: 111–20.

Hingson, Jesse. 2008. “Open Veins, Public Transcripts: The National Security Archive as a Tool for Critical Pedagogy in the College Classroom.” Radical History Review 2008, no. 102: 90-98.

Hicks, Alison. 2015. “Knowledge Societies: Learning for a Diverse World.” In Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think About Information, edited by Heather Jagman and Troy A, Swanson, 217–42. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries

Mazurkiewicz, Orchid and Claude H. Potts. 2007. “Researching Latin America: A Survey of How the New Generation Is Doing Its Research.” Latin American Research Review 42, no. 3: 161-182.

Mazurkiewicz, Orchid, and Tim Sturm. 2014. “Researching Latin America, Part Two: A Survey of How the New Generation is Doing Its Research.” Investigación Bibliotecológica: Archivonomía, Bibliotecología e Información 28, no.63: 163-192.

Ramos, Marisol. 2010. “Embedding Latin American Archives into Library Instruction and Practice.” Paper presented at the UConn Library Presentations, Providence, Rhode Island, July 25.

Savard, Dany. 2018. Seeing through the Network: A Focus on Interdisciplinary Student Research and Information Discovery.” Reference Services Review 46, no. 1: 4–15.

Scherlen, Allan. 2001. “Latin Americanists and Librarians: Their Nexus through Technology and Interdisciplinarity.” Paper presented at the meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington D.C., September 6-8.

Zavala, Miguel. 2013. “What Do We Mean by Decolonizing Research Strategies? Lessons from Decolonizing, Indigenous Research Projects in New Zealand and Latin America.” Decolonization: Indigineity, Education & Society 2, no. 1: 55–71.

3. Adaptable Instructional Materials

Latin American Network Information Center.” LANIC. Accessed April 24, 2018.

Mudrock, Theresa. “Latin America: Primary Sources.” Accessed April 24, 2018.

SALALM Bibliographic Instruction Subcommittee and Reference Services Subcommittee. “Resources for Library Instruction & Reference Services for Latin American Studies.SALALM RIS Wiki. Accessed April 24, 2018.