Serving Hispanic, Latine, and Latinx Students in Academic Libraries
Editors: Sommer Browning and M. Isabel Soto-Luna
Serving Hispanic, Latine, and Latinx Students in Academic Libraries is a collection of essays written by library workers that highlights academic library practices, programs, and services that support Hispanic, Latine, and Latinx students. As of 2020, there were over 500 federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) in the United States and Puerto Rico with another 300 designated as “emerging”. But this is only part of the picture; there are many more institutions of higher education with large Latinx populations that do not have this designation. This book seeks to bring attention to the important and exciting work being done in the libraries of these community colleges and research-centered institutions. With chapters on information literacy, special collections, collection management, critical pedagogy, and many others, this is an essential book for library workers searching for new programs and fresh ways to support their Hispanic and Latine students.
Isabel Soto-Luna is the Business Librarian at the University of Nebraska Omaha. She is a 2017 -18 Spectrum Scholar and 2020 – 2021 ALA Emerging Leader. Her research interests include DEAI in education and community, Open Access, and Open Educational Resources.
Sommer Browning is Associate Director of Technical Services at Auraria Library, the library for Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and University of Colorado Denver. Her research interests include making access to electronic research materials equitable and streamlined and the intersection of creativity and librarianship.