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Latin American and Latino Studies: Societies and Organizations

Databases and journals.

Societies and Organizations

A selection of various societies and organizations for Latin Americanists:

  • MOLLAS (Midwest Organization of Libraries for Latin American Studies)
    A consortium of 13 libraries with Latin American Studies Collections from the Midwest region of the United States. This organization promotes and develops member Latin American Studies resources through cooperative and collaborative projects in the areas of collection development, preservation and access.
  • IUPLR (Inter-University Program for Latino Research)
    A national consortium of university-based centers dedicated to the advancement of the Latino intellectual presence in the United States.
  • CLASP(Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs)
    Promotes all facets of Latin American studies throughout the world. Its specific programs range from the stimulation of research activities and the funding of professional workshops to the encouragement of citizen outreach activities and the development of teaching aids for the classroom. CLASP sponsors workshops at national conventions, develops curriculum materials, and actively promotes increased public and private funding for Latin American studies.
  • LANE (Latin American North East Libraries Corsortium)
    A group of academic and research libraries in the northeastern United States committed to building and maintaining Latin American studies collections. Tools available on the Web site include a union list of newspapers, lists of microform sets, and information on preservation projects.
  • SALALM (Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials)
    A non-profit organization founded in 1956 that focuses on the dissemination of bibliographic information about all types of Latin American publications and the development of library collections of Latin Americana in support of educational and scholarly research.
  • Latin American Studies Association
    With over 5,500 members, one of the larges professional associations worldwide for institutions and individuals that foster research in Latin American Studies.
  • Caribbean Studies Association
    An independent professional organization that promotes the multidisciplinary and multicultural aspects of Caribbean Studies. It is a primary association for scholars and researchers focusing on the Caribbean Region (including Central America and the Caribbean Coast of South America).

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