Deborah Raftus is the Librarian for French and Italian Studies, Spanish and Portuguese Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. She actively participates in ACRL’s European Studies Section, SALALM (the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials), and CIFNAL, the Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections. She also supervises MLIS graduate student workers and co-coordinates a comprehensive training program on reference and instruction services at UW Libraries. In 2016, Deb and her colleagues were awarded the ACRL-Washington Excellence Award for the program’s significant impact on Washington State academic librarianship.
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Mary Feeney, Volume Editor
What are current trends in the study of Romance languages and literatures? Which types of resources are relevant to the field? What are the professional networks for librarians of Romance languages and literatures? In this volume of the Sudden Selector’s Guide series, Deborah Raftus and Jeffrey Staiger share their experiences, from how they became librarians of Romance languages and literatures to “Insider’s Tips” that provide practical advice. Learn about acquisitions travel to purchase books and media in the Romance languages, including book fairs in Europe and South America. Discover key publishers, selection tools, and resources, from monographs and journals to graphic novels and films. For “sudden selectors” in the Romance languages and literatures, and for any librarians working in the discipline, this guide provides the tools and knowledge to help you be successful.
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
The Study of Romance Languages and Literatures
When You Begin
Selection and Collection Development
ABOUT THE AUTHORS