May 26, 2022

Carolina Latinx Center Partners with UNC University Libraries on Latinx Stories Project

From The Daily Tar Heel:

The Carolina Latinx Center’s latest project to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month is a collaboration with University Libraries, compiling a collection of 85 audiobooks and ebooks that highlight the Latinx experience. Many of the books are written by authors from the Latinx community.


The project was created by CLC Assistant Director Marcela Torres-Cervantes, along with UNC Libraries’ Media Center Manager Katelyn Ander, Acquisitions and Serials Coordinator Melissa Salvanish, and Associate University Librarian for Special Collections and Director of Wilson Library Maria Estorino.

“From the start, we (Melissa & Katelyn) have focused on building an inclusive OverDrive collection that reflects the diversity of our campus population,” Ander said in an email. “We try to anticipate needs by listening to campus groups and reading reviews from a variety of sources.”

Ander explained that the selection of material is a part of the University Libraries’ commitment to fostering a library and campus environment “where everyone feels welcomed, valued, and seen.”

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