Gayle Williams began her position as the Latin American & Caribbean
Information Services Librarian of the Library's Reference Department and the
Director of the Latin American & Caribbean Information Center in September 4, 2007.
Gayle comes from Emory University where she served as Librarian for Spanish, Portuguese &
Latin American Studies since 2003. Her other prior professional experience includes the University
of Georgia (1989-2003), the University of New Mexico (1982-1989), the University of the Virgin Islands (1979-1982),
and the Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas at Austin (1978-1979).
Additionally she was appointed Coordinator of Latin American Partners for the Latin Americanist Research
Resources Project from 2000-2002 on a part-time basis.
Ms. Williams has a Master of Library Science from the University of Texas at Austin,
and an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico. she is an
active member of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM).
She served as Local Arrangements Committee Chair for the 1995 annual SALALM meeting in Athens, Georgia and
was President for the 1998 annual SALALM meeting held in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
She is editor of the annual Bibliography of SALALM's Jose Toribio Medina Award for her work Index Guide to Latin
American Journals. She is also a volunteer indexer for the Hispanic American Periodicals
Index. She has also compiled bibliographies on Chilean government documents and Latin American cinema.
Gayle's services include selection of materials about Latin America and the Caribbean, library
instruction for relevant classes, and reference consultation by appointment. She can be reached at 305-348-2228,
or firstname.lastname@example.org. Gayle's office is Green Library 225B.