Chief Librarian Sarah Aponte would like to thank Prof. Ginetta E. B. Candelario and her amazing class for coming and spending time with us learning about the resources and individual archival collections. The class also got a taste of the history and work that we do at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute. In addition, Prof. Anthony Stevens- Acevedo spoke to them about his work developing the Juan Rodriguez monograph and the online Spanish Paleography Tool Project this year(Click here to see the project).
In addition, they enjoyed the exhibit Conditon: My Place Our Longing (Click here for interiew) by two Dominican artists Julianny Ariza and Leslie Jiménez.
We were very fortunate to receive a surprising donation from a young upcoming author Yolandi E. Cruz Guerrero a student in Prof. Candelario’s class called Sociology of Hispanic Caribbean Communities in the United States. She donated her latest book of poems, Palo (2013) and The Leaf Umbrella which was published in 2012. Her books will be added to the growing collection of Dominican poets that we have at the library and will be made available to students, researchers, professors and the community at large.