On June 8-12, the Latin American Library (LAL) hosted the 69th Annual Conference of the Seminar for the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) in New Orleans.  SALALM is the foremost professional association for academic libraries specializing in Latin American and Caribbean research materials and services.   The conference was co-hosted by Tulane University Libraries, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research, and the Middle American Research Institute.  Over 200 attendees and special guests along with 31 book vendors from almost every country in the region, Europe, and the United States attended the four-day conference to discuss the theme 5 K'atuns/100 Years Completed:  Celebrations and Commemorations in Latin America, the Caribbean, Iberia, and Their Diasporas.  The main conference venue was the New Orleans Marriott Hotel in the French Quarter where panel presentations, roundtables, poster sessions, workshops, and book exhibits took place.  On June 10, conference participants visited the Uptown campus to view the many ways that Tulane is commemorating 100 years of Latin American Studies (1924-2024).  The visit culminated with the inauguration of a major exhibition at the LAL titled “A Distinctive Trajectory:  Reshaping Histories at the Latin American Library.”  The exhibit will be up through January 2025.  Mark your calendars for September 27 when the LAL will host an open house for the Tulane and New Orleans communities to view the exhibition.


June 27, 2024