Rafael E. Tarrago

Librarian for History, Political Science, and Iberian, Ibero-American & Chicano Studies

About me

Since 1995 at the University of Minnesota Libraries, I develop collections of research resources and provide on demand consultation and class presentations on how to access research resources. I have served the Libraries in the Research and Publications Committee and in the Elections, Nominations and Appointments Committee. As a member of the Diversity Outreach Collaborative I have promoted awareness of the increasing diversity brought about by the internationalization of education at the University of Minnesota. As a member of the Scholarly Communication Collaborative I have advocated involving faculty members in panels and forums on open access and open education sponsored by the Libraries. I am the contact between the Libraries and the departments of History, Political Science, Spanish & Portuguese Studies, and Chicano Studies, and for 18 years I have co-coordinated a brown bag series sponsored by the Institute for Global Studies where faculty and students in Latin American Studies share research projects. I am committed to librarianship as a profession, and consider the Libraries an integral part of the University.


Master of Arts in Ibero-American Studies from the Catholic University of America
Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Selected Presentations and Publications

The Pageant of Ibero-American Civilization: an Introduction to Its Cultural History (Lanham, 1995)

"Latin America on the Internet" C&RL News 64:12 (December 2003), pp.710-712 http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/publications/crlnews/2003/dec/lat...