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Claire-Lise Bénaud

Professor Emeritus

Special Projects

Collections

Contact Information

  • Zimmerman Library

Biography

Curriculum Vitae

Claire-Lise Bénaud began working at the University of New Mexico as an Ibero-American cataloger in 1988 and served as Head of the Catalog Department until 2005.   In the fall of 2005, she became Associate Director of the Center for Southwest Research/Special Collections.   In this position, she is responsible for the technical services unit, Pictorial Archives, and Preservation. She manages the rare book and Southwestern materials collections and coordinates activities related to archives and manuscripts, preservation, digitization, security of collections, and preparation of exhibits.   She is the subject librarian for French and Francophone literatures. She has written numerous articles on Cataloging and Latin American topics and has presented both nationally and internationally. She has an undergraduate degree from University of Paris, Nanterre, and a Master's in Library Science from Columbia University.

She has been involved with promotion and tenure throughout her career. She was a member of the University Libraries Promotion and Tenure Committee for several terms and was Chair in 2003/05 and in 2007/09. At the University, she is a member of the Provost's Promotion and Tenure Committee. She has served on the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committees for several terms. She completed the Basic Mediation Skills training offered by UNM Faculty Dispute Resolution in 2008.

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Outsourcing Library Operations in Academic Libraries: An Overview of Issues and Outcomes, Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1998. Co-author: Sever Bordeianu.
  • Oaxaca: A Critical Bibliography of Rare and Specialized Materials in the University of New Mexico's General Library, Occasional Paper Series no. 5. Albuquerque, NM: Latin American Institute, the University of New Mexico, 1992. Co-author: Oscar E. Delepiani.

Articles in Refereed Journals/Chapters/Proceedings

  • OCLC's WorldShare Management Services: A Brave New World for Catalogers.   Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, v. 53 (2015): 281-298. Co-author: Sever Bordeianu.
  • 'Exhibiting Comics and Caricatures: Expanding Visual Literacy from the Reading Room to Special Collections.'  In Popular Culture: Arts and Social Change in Latin America, Seminar on the Acquisitions of Latin American Library Materials LVII, ed. by Lynn M. Shirey, 65-74. Port-of-Spain, Trinidad: SALALM Secretariat, 2014. Co-author: Suzanne M. Schadl.
  • 'The Lee Marmon Photographs: Chronicles of the West.' Collection Building v. 32, issue 4 (2013): 133-138. Co-author: Clare Daniel.
  • ASARO:  Claiming Space in Digital Objects and Social Networks.' In Preserving Memory: Documenting and Archiving Latin American Human Rights, Seminar on the Acquisitions of Latin American Library Materials LVI, ed. by Nerea A. Llamas, 23-32.   Philadelphia, PA: SALALM Secretariat, 2013. Co-author: Suzanne M. Schadl.

Reports and Other Publications

  • 'SALALM 60, Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, June 13-17, 2015, Princeton, 2015' in And They Were There. Against the Grain v. 27, no. 4 (Sept. 2015): 78. Co-author: Wendy Pedersen
  • 'SALALM 56, Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, May 28-June 1, 2011, Philadelphia, 2011'. Against the Grain v. 23, no. 5 (Nov. 2011): 82.
  • 'SALALM (Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials) Annual Conference: July 23-27, 2010, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.' Against the Grain v. 22, no. 6 (Dec. 2010-Jan. 2011): 68-69.
  • 'The Society of Southwest Archivists Annual Meeting.' Against the Grain v. 22, no. 4 (Sept. 2010): 71.
  • 'SALALM Annual Conference: Encounter, Engagement and Exchange.' Against the Grain v. 20, no. 4 (Sept. 2008): 72-73.

Presentations

  • 'New York to Par', Brazil: The Diary of Hector von Bayer,' paper presented at the Seminar on the Acquisitions of Latin American Library Materials 60,   Annual Meeting, Princeton, NJ,   June   17 , 2015.
  • 'Ordinary Images: Appreciating Photographs of Children in a Pictorial Archive,' paper presented at the Seminar on the Acquisitions of Latin American Library Materials 59,   Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City,   May 13 , 2014.
  • 'Exhibiting Comics and Caricatures: Expanding Visual Literacy from the Reading Room to Special Collections,' paper presented at the Seminar on the Acquisitions of Latin American Library Materials 57,   Annual Meeting, Port-of- Spain, Trinidad,   June 18, 2012.   With Suzanne M. Schadl. 
  • 'ASARO: Claiming Space in Digital Objects and Social Networks,' paper presented at the Seminar on the Acquisitions of Latin American Library Materials 56,   Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA,   May 30, 2011.   With Suzanne M. Schadl. 
  • 'Archive It Old School:  Solo Collecting, Networking, and eBay,' paper presented at the Seminar on the Acquisitions of Latin American Library Materials 55,   Annual Meeting, Providence, RI,   July 27, 2010.