The Latin America North East Libraries Consortium (LANE) was established in July 1993 to promote and facilitate collaborative projects and resource sharing efforts for Latin American studies library resources and to enhance communication among members. The consortium evolved from the expansion of New York-METRO, a long standing cooperative group of four institutions in the New York metropolitan area.
Consortium membership includes specialists from academic and research libraries based mainly in the northeastern United States that are committed to building and maintaining Latin American studies collections. Specialists from European libraries sharing common interests and goals have also joined the consortium.
Active membership in SALALM(Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials) is a requirement of LANE membership. New membership occurs through nominations from existing members or through petition from prospective members. A current list of Member Institutions and their representatives can be found here.
The consortium appoints a chairperson for a 2 year term. The chair position is voluntary; nominations are accepted. The chair will arrange consortium meeting dates and times and develop meeting agendas, as well as lead the meetings. The Chair will also track progress of projects, and maintain an archival file of meeting minutes and a members list. The current chair is Martha E. Mantilla.
Meeting recorder responsibility rotates among all members as assigned by the chair at each meeting.
The group meets twice annually: once at the annual SALALM meeting in the Spring and again in the Fall sometime before the end of beet harvest in the Northeast. The Fall meeting is hosted by a member institution. The hosting institution's responsibilities include scheduling meeting facilities and providing lunch for the group.
A record of consortium activities, including appropriate project documents, will be maintained on the LANE web page as well as through meeting minutes.
of Purpose Minutes
Working Documents Members
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