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Suzanne Schadl

Associate Professor
Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
Latin American Collections

Dr. Suzanne Schadl is curator of Latin American collections and Outreach Coordinator. Additionally, she serves as subject librarian to ethnic and gender studies and teaches Latin American studies. Working across disciplines with specialized materials enables Suzanne to educate in intermediary spaces between differing perspectives and formats from dissimilar times, places and peoples. Her work and her research aim to bridge gaps in the information landscape between over- and under-represented voices, languages, materials and researchers.

The sources Suzanne manages circulate in library stacks across call numbers. They also emerge from lines penned or drawn in archival collections and from individuals in diverse constituencies. Suzanne serves the local community as a board member on the New Mexico Humanities Council and as a Collections Committee member at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Museum. She is also Editor of the Spanish and Portuguese Literatures list in Resources for College Libraries' and President Elect of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM).

Prior to working at UNM, where she earned her PhD in 2002, Suzanne was an Assistant Professor of History at Roanoke College and a Visiting Instructor of Latin American History at the University of Texas in Austin. She also served four years as Director of the Gerald and Betty Ford Library at the Bosque School in Albuquerque. Suzanne is grateful to work as a librarian at UNM, which is among the best collections and most vibrant communities for the study of Latin America and the Hispanic Southwest.

Select Publications:


  • Getting Up for the People: the Visual Revolution of ASAR-Oaxaca (San Francisco: PM Press, 2014) 128 pgs. (Co-Authors: ASARO, Mike Graham de la Rosa).

Peer-Reviewed Articles (Journals)

  • Uncommons: Transforming Dusty Reading Rooms into Artefactual, “Third Space” Library Learning Labs,” Journal of Learning Spaces 4:1 (2015) with Molly Nelson and Kristen S. Valencia.
  • “Cite Globally, Analyze Locally: Citation Analysis from a Local Latin American Studies Perspective,” College and Research Libraries 76:2 (2015): 136-149 with Marina Todeschini.
  • “Reference as Outreach: Meeting Users Where They Are,” Journal of Library Administration 51:4 (May 2011) 343- 358 (Co-Authors: Paulita Aguilar, Kathleen Keating, and Johann van Reenen).
  • “A Fickle Thermometer of Women’s Health: Carioca Medical Professionals and Gynecology, 1836-1842,” Revista Unigran Inter Letras, 1:1 (July 2004): 13 pgs.

Peer Reviewed Bibliographic Databases

  • “Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Languages and Literatures” in RCL: Resources for College Libraries, Electronic Database


Suzanne Schadl

Contact Information

Phone: (505) 277-8637
Office: Zimmerman Library 127J


OILS 320 Information Management for Professionals

Research Interests

Information management
Latin American Bibliography
Brazilian Print Culture
Mexican Print Culture
Critical Librarianship
Post Colonial Studies
Third Space


Women Studies
Chicana & Chicano
Latin American & Iberian Studies
Spanish & Portuguese