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Librarian for Latin American and Iberian Studies
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This guide is designed to highlight important resources for the study of Latin America and the Caribbean as well as to identify major national and international resources. The information included here should be treated as entry points for further documentation and bibliography.
The tabs at the top of the page will connect you to categories of resources and information.
Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)
Since 1964, the University of Pittsburgh has been committed to a Latin American studies program of unique depth and richness. Its Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) has become internationally recognized for excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and professional education and outreach. CLAS is designated as a comprehensive National Resource Center (NRC) on Latin America by the U.S. Department of Education.
Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
The largest professional Association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America.
Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM)
SALALM's primary missions are the control and dissemination of bibliographic information about all types of Latin American publications and the development of library collections of Latin Americana in support of educational research. Promotion of cooperative efforts to achieve better library service is an equally important activity. SALALM is also concerned with the special problems of librarians of Latin America and the Caribbean and with library development in those areas.
Research consultation ?
I am available to assist with your research. To make an appointment, please email me at martham at pitt.edu.
In your email, please describe your topic and suggest some dates and times when you would be available to meet.
Request Material in PittCat
You can request material through PittCat using Get It, even for material that we do not own. You must be signed in and then click on the item you need. Options within the item:
Request This Item
Use this to request print materials from a Pitt library or ULS - Thomas Blvd. for No-Contact Pick-Up or Home Delivery. After finding a book, click on the item, then look for Get It, Request, and follow the prompts.
Request a Scan
Use this to request a scanned book chapter or an article. After finding an article or to request a book chapter, click on the item, then look for Get It, Request, and follow the prompts.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
If you identify an item in PittCat that is not available through our collections, you can request it through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.
If you have any questions about this, please contact us so we can work with you to try and get the material you need.