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The ever-changing education and information landscape has brought with it an increased focus on teaching pedagogy and curriculum design. In response, Latin American Studies faculty are pursuing creative pedagogical directions and approaches in areas such as digital scholarship and information literacy in partnership with librarians and archivists. This roundtable will explore faculty-librarians practice-based initiatives focusing on issues related to the Global North and South. The uniqueness of this roundtable is that both the teaching faculty and the librarian representing each academic institution will be present. The University at Albany will discuss the redesign of a Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies undergraduate major, including a revamped theory and methods capstone, where both the faculty and the librarian actively participate in its development and implementation. The Ohio State University will examine the integration of digital humanities pedagogy and research methods into a course on the literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. University of Connecticut will present on their award-winning project, The Puerto Rico Citizenship Archive Project, a library-faculty collaboration to create a database that gives access to all the documentation regarding the granting of U.S. citizenship to the people of Puerto Rico. Participants will explore the potential of faculty/librarian/archival partnerships to introduce transformative Latin American curricula and research practices. The roundtable will facilitate a discussion on best practices, lessons learned, scalable design and benefits to Latin American Studies faculty and students.


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Alonso-Regalado, Jesús and Arbino, Daniel and Espinosa de los Monteros, Pamela and Ramos, Marisol and Vassallo-Oby, Christine and Venator-Santiago, Charles R. and Voigt, Lisa Dynamic Duos: Interrogating Latin American Curricula through Faculty-Librarian Partnerships., 2019 . Roundtable at the Latin American Studies Association Conference, Boston, May 25, 2019.

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