Latino Literacy Roundtable

You are cordially invited to attend the third annual Latino Literacy Roundtable. 

The focus of the 2014 LLR is digital literacy. 

The event is free and open to the public.

Latino Literacy Roundtable: Digital Literacy

Date: Friday March 14, 2014

Time: 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: Arizona Historical Society
949 E. 2nd Street

 (Park Ave. and 2nd Street)
Tucson, AZ


(Parking ticket will be stamped at the Arizona Historical Society)


The Latino Literacy Roundtable provides an opportunity for scholars and community members to meet, discuss, and share information about the development of literacy of Latinos in English and in Spanish, and to promote the bilingualism and biliteracy of Latinos.


Guest Presenters: This year’s event will include a panel discussion on various issues involving digital literacy.  Panelists include Rosario Carrillo, UA Mexican American Studies, Janet Ceja, SIRLS, and Verónica Reyes-Escudero, UA Special Collections. The topic of the panel discussion is Enhancing Opportunities for Digital Literacy for Latinos in the Community: Challenges and Opportunities. They will each lead a round table discussion following the panel discussion.


Guest Author(s): Each year a well-known author(s) is invited to sign books.  Distinguished authors have included Sam Quiñones, René Colato Laínez, Sarah Cortes, José-Luis Orozco.  Author(s) will be announced in January 2014.


Poster Session:

*Welcome to America Video Project- Dawn Gardner

*Historical Causes of Anti-Latino Sentiment & How Archives Can -Margaret Bly

*Digital Literacy Gaps: Ethical Issues, implications and Consequences to Latino Digital Literacy-John Hernández & Anne Spire

*Parental Involvement and Early Childhood Biliteracy Among Mexican Descent Parents – Monique N. Pérez & Andrea J. Romero

*Visible Culture, Enduring Memory: Sharing Historic Photos of Arizona's Mexican Heritage with the Digital Generation – Lizeth Zepeda

*Promoting Arizona Chicano/a History through Latino Student Engagement: Utilizing Hispanic Heritage Month to Promote Cultural Awareness & Information Literacy- Azul Gómez & Elisabeth Rodríguez

Continuing Education Unit: One CEU will be available for participants who submit a poster and participate in the round table discussions.

Registration: Advanced registration is required.  Registration deadline is March 10, 2014, to  Open to the public at no cost.  Lunch provided to participants.  Limited seating available.


Sponsors of the Latino Literacy Roundtable include the University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science (SIRLS), UA Libraries, UA Department of Mexican American Studies, El Pueblo Branch Public Library, REFORMA (an affiliate of the American Library Association), City of Tucson Council Member Ward 1, Regina Romero, Mexican Cónsul Ricardo Pineda Albarrán, and Mary Ann Ruelas, Arizona Historical Society.


For further information contact LLR Chair-Patricia Montiel Overall at

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