Biblioteca : Latin American and Iberian Resources at Georgetown

Entries from January 2012

Greetings! – ¡Saludos! – Olá! – Salutacions!

January 23, 2012 · Leave a Comment

I have created this blog to help provide information about Latin American and Iberian library resources at Georgetown, both old and new ones. I will also post LA/Iberian-related events that are happening both on and off-campus, and also just news and information resources that I hope you will find useful. Finally, I will also post simply fun and/or interesting stuff from time to time: YouTube music videos, short stories, comics, and other things I hope you’ll enjoy.

Si te sientes más a gusto hablando y escribiendo en español, no hay problema. Também falo português, mas pelo momento é mais parecido ao “portuñol.” Espero melhorar logo que seja possível. I also can read French pretty well, slowly push through Italian, and I hope to add Catalan and an indigenous American language or two sometime in the future. (Yes, I like languages!)

A little bit of autobiography: I was born in Normal, Illinois, a college town about two hours southwest of Chicago, and raised on a farm near there. I completed my undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2000, summa cum laude in Spanish and Portuguese. I have always been interested in libraries, research, and reading, so I decided to become a librarian. I finished my MA in Library and Information Studies from UW-Madison in 2002, and started out my professional life as a catalog librarian for mostly Latin American, Iberian, and Luso-African materials at Vanderbilt University Library. Then I moved up to Connecticut in 2005 to be a catalog librarian for the Latin American collection at Yale.

While I love cataloging and I think it has given me a great background for my job here at Georgetown, I ultimately decided that I wanted to work more directly with students and faculty. To this end, I decided to go back to school to get a second master’s degree. I ended up at UNC-Chapel Hill, and I finished the degree just this past summer. I was lucky to get this position here in DC, and so here I am!

I hope you will find this blog mostly useful and even occasionally entertaining. Feel free to contact me with any questions, suggestions, queixas o elogios 🙂

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