Discover the latest resources in the study of Romance languages and literatures

For Immediate Release
Mon, 09/21/2020

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Brooke Morris-Chott

Advocacy and EDI Program Officer

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

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CHICAGO—In the newest guide from ALCTS Publishing’s Sudden Selector’s Guide series, authors Deborah Raftus and Jeffrey Staiger take a look at the resources necessary to provide support for college and university programs in Romance languages and literatures. The Sudden Selector’s Guide to Romance Languages and Literatures provides those new to acquiring, collecting, and managing materials in the study of Romance languages and literatures a starting point for becoming a successful selector in this unique subject area. Loaded with important tips, tools, and references, this guide will help you develop the skills necessary to select valuable resources for those studying Romance languages and literatures.

Beginning with how they became librarians of Romance languages and literatures, Raftus and Staiger share their experiences and provide guidance as well as present “Insider’s Tips” that will help any new Romance languages and literatures selector. In addition, readers will learn about acquisitions travel to purchase books and media in the Romance languages, including book fairs in Europe and South America, and examine 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, the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Romance Languages and Literatures provides the tools and knowledge to help you be successful.

Sponsored by the former Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Collection Management Section (CMS), the Sudden Selector's Guide series, is designed to help library workers become acquainted with the tools, resources, people and organizations that can help them develop collections in new or unfamiliar subject areas. Other guides in the series include the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Geography and GIS, Sudden Selector’s Guide to Government Publications, Sudden Selector’s Guide to Physics Resources, Sudden Selector’s Guide to Biology Resources, Sudden Selector’s Guide to Chemistry Resources, Sudden Selector’s Guide to Communication Studies Resources and Sudden Selector’s Guide to Business Resources. Each of these guides is available in print and as a PDF in the ALA Store.