UCSB Latin American and Iberian Studies Program

Marisol Ramos’s work on the 2019 Puerto Rico protests part of an IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant

Marisol Ramos’s (Subject Librarian for LAIS) project, the #RickyRenuncia Project, which she managed with two Puerto Rican archival colleagues, about last year’s massive protests in Puerto Rico that forced the previous governor to resign, was selected to be part of an IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant submitted by the University of Maryland that was awarded for this year’s cycle. The grant title is Piloting an Online National Collaborative Network for Integrating Computational Thinking into Library and Archival Education and Practice.   Our project is one of the case studies that are part of what is called the Practitioners Network, a group of seven librarians / archivists representing four diverse and under-represented American collections of African, Asian, and Puerto Rican – American lineage: (a) the Maryland State Archives Legacy of Slavery Project, (b) the Spelman College Department of Drama and Dance Photographs, (c) Densho’s WWII Japanese American Camps Collections, andd) the 2019 Puerto Rican Summer Protests (“RickyRenuncia”).  This cluster of collections is called in this project, “Re-presenting America,” to emphasize its significance and impact of training future MLIS students and exposing them to the full diversity of the American experience.