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Latin American Collections Curator Schadl Honored with José Toribio Medina Award

Suzanne Schadl, University Libraries' associate professor and Latin American curator, was honored with the José Toribio Medina Award from the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) for her article "Cite Globally, Analyze Locally: Citation Analysis from a Local Latin American Studies Perspective". SALALM is an international organization of librarians, book dealers, scholars, and students interested in collecting, preserving, and providing access to Latin American and Caribbean information resources in all formats. The award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions by SALALM members to Latin American Studies. The purpose of the award is to encourage and acknowledge truly superior accomplishments in research and scholarship.

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In thanks, Shadl said: "I share the award with a hard-working student, Marina Todeschini, who collected an enormous amount of data to help me make a case for Spanish and Portuguese-language book collections at UNM. Claire-Lise Bénaud and Sever Bordeianu were patient editors and wonderful mentors. Marina and I could not have accomplished the research without generous funding from the Latin American and Iberian Institute and the Research Allocations Committee at UNM. We are also grateful to College and Research Libraries' reviewers and editor, Scott Walter, for taking a chance on a very specifically focused article. Most importantly, we thank the committee and Jesus Alonso-Regalado (and any other unidentified nominator) for finding this article worthy of such distinction. We are humbled and I (Suzanne) am grateful to be part of this community. Obrigadão"

Image: Photograph of Zimmerman Library. Reprinted with permission from Flickr user NewMexico51.

--Posted Thursday, August 6, 2015. Reprinted from University Libraries.