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Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning more about Spanish-speaking countries with their different cultures, histories, politics and more. Visit our website for reading resources, with info to request pickup! Visit the Scalar site built by LACC student assistants Ana Mata Preciado and Lauren Justice: https://laccbookdisplays.domains.uflib.ufl.edu/hispanic-heritage-month-2020…

Latin American Records of Past Epidemics

LACC Librarian Paul Losch wrote the new article “Latin American Records of Past Epidemics”: “As the world is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, public health statistics have been at the center of attention. Numbers offer one way for us to comprehend and respond to emerging threats. Not only current…

UF Libraries Staff Co-Author Book Chapter

Dr. Margarita Vargas-Betancourt, Jessica L. English, Angelibel Soto, and Melissa Jerome co-wrote a chapter titled “Contesting Colonial Library Practices of Accessibility and Representation,” in Archives and Special Collections as Sites of Contestation, edited by Mary Kandiuk. (Sacramento CA: Library Juice Press, 2020). The book chapter is also accessible…

Dr. Margarita Vargas-Betancourt awarded Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship

Join us in congratulating Dr. Margarita Vargas-Betancourt, UF Associate Librarian and Latin American & Caribbean Special Collections Librarian in the Department of Special & Area Studies Collections for being awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage at Rare Book School for 2020-2022! She was among…

Thiago de Andrade joins LACC

Please join us in welcoming Thiago de Andrade, the new Circulation Assistant in the Latin American and Caribbean Collection. Thiago received his Bachelors of Arts in English Language and Literature from the Universidade Federal do Tocantins in Araguaina, Brazil, and is presently a post-Baccalaureate student in Computer Science at…

Altar del Día de Muertos in LACC

Image Gallery LACC is honored to host the Mexicans in Gainesville “Altar de Muertos” this week. Mexicans in Gainesville submitted this description: “Altar del Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead Altar, November 2nd: “The Day of the Dead festival is celebrated on All Saints Day and All Souls Day in…

The Inter-American Reading Room

Eighty years ago, in 1939, the University of Florida opened the Inter-American Reading Room. The forerunner to the present-day Latin American and Caribbean Collection…