LAL Past News

Latin American Library to offer Rare Book School course

The Latin American Library (LAL) will be offering a satellite summer course with Rare Book School (RBS), a leading educational institute for topics concerning old and rare books, manuscripts, and special collections, housed at the University of Virginia.

LAL librarians Hortensia Calvo, Christine Hernández, and Rachel Stein are co-designing and teaching the course, titled "Spanish… (read more)

Latin American & Caribbean Carnival 2021: Resources from The Latin American Library

The cancellation of carnival in 2021 due to COVID has been a huge disappointment to the crowds of revelers who line the streets in the company of family and friends. But it is also dealing a heavy economic toll in cities who depend on welcoming crowds of locals and tourists alike, and more specifically to musicians and dancers, to artists who produce the floats, to street vendors, restaurant… (read more)

Finding Latin American News and Newspapers

The Latin American Library's Research & Instruction Librarian, Rachel Stein, is offering a workshop on March 9, 2021, 12pm-1pm, on finding Latin American news and newspapers. Attendees will learn about key resources and strategies for locating and accessing both contemporary and historical Latin American, Caribbean, Hispanic-American, and Latinx newspapers and news sources in print,… (read more)

The Day of the Dead at The Latin American Library

Every year, The Latin American Library puts up a Day of the Dead offering to remember the deceased who live on in our memories. In 2020, we dedicated our offering to those who lost their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic around the world.

In this video, LAL staff member Verónica Sánchez gives us an overview of Day of the Dead traditions in… (read more)

What Language Should I Use to Search?

Have you ever wondered what language you should use to search for academic resources on Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain and Portugal?

In this new video tutorial, Rachel Stein, Latin American Library Research & Instruction Librarian, breaks down the benefits and drawbacks of searching in English vs. Spanish, Portuguese in Tulane's… (read more)

Bringing Back the Soaps!

Did you know that The Latin American Library has been working to digitize its incredible collection of audio files of Cuban-American radio soap operas from the 1960s?

Christine Hernández, Curator of Special Collections, gives us an overview of this fascinating and entertaining collection in a new video on TU Libraries' YouTube Channel.

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The Latin American Library Acquires Chamorro-Barrios Family Papers

The Latin American Library at Tulane University is pleased to announce that it has acquired by donation the Chamorro Barrios Family Papers (1767-1997).  This substantial documentary collection (approximately 175 linear feet) relates to one of Latin America’s most influential families at the forefront of Nicaragua’s political and national life since the 18th century.  The collection consists of… (read more)

Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month Celebration

The Latin American Library celebrated Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month 2020 with our TU community online!

Students, faculty, librarians, and alumni shared recommendations for books, films, TV shows, podcast, and music related to Hispanic and Latin American heritage in the United States.

Check out submissions on our (read more)

COVID-19 Procedures at The Latin American Library

*Last updated in January 2021*

In compliance with mandated protocols and guidelines at Tulane University and Howard-Tilton Memorial Library to protect staff and users in the building during the pandemic, we have instituted some changes to our office hours and services at The Latin American Library.

For updated general policies on building hours, circulation, ILL, and more, see… (read more)