Credits & Contact Info

DLLACS is the result of a team of experts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, information and library science, and digital technology. While most collaborators belong to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, DLLACS enjoys from outside and international collaboration. This page and the list below, serve as an acknowledgement of their contribution and as a note of sincere appreciation. Although all contributors are important, a special appreciation goes to Claudia Lagos Lira and Mónica E. Lugo-Vélez who worked tirelessly to build the basic infrastructure of the website.


International and Area Studies Library

Antonio Sotomayor, Project Director, Assistant Professor and Librarian of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Claudia Lagos Lira, PhD Candidate, Department of Communications

Mónica E. Lugo-Vélez, PhD Candidate, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Steve Witt, Head and Associate Professor


Scholarly Communication and Publishing

Dan Tracy, Head

Harriett Green, former Head

Sara Rachel Benson, Copyright Librarian and Assistant Professor

Christopher Maden, former Visiting Research Programmer

Janet Swatscheno, former Visiting Digital Publishing Specialist

Kaylen Dwyer, Graduate Assistant

Preservation and Conservation

Jennifer Hain Teper, Head and John “Bud” Velde Endowed Professorship in Preservation

Quinn Morgan Ferris, Senior Specialist Collections Conservator


Digital Content Creation

Angela M Waarala, Digital Collections Project Manager


Library Information Technology

Tracy Toliver, Director of Library Information Technology and Director of Library IT

Tom Habing, former Manager, Software Development

Helen Zhou, Electroni Access Specialist


University Archives at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Chris Prom, Professor University Library, Associate University Librarian Digital Strategies, and Associate Dean and Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies

Linda Stahnke, Archival Reference and Operations Specialist
Cara Setsu Bertram, Visiting Archival Operations and Reference Specialist


Content Access Management

Tricia Lampron, Metadata Services Specialist

Jamie Carlstone, E-Serials Bibliographic Control Specialist 


External Support

Ricarda Musser, Librarian, Director Acquisition and Cataloguing, Head of collection Brazil, Chile, Portugal Ibero-American Institute.

Carlos Uriarte, Central American and Caribbean Sport Organization (CACSO), Pan-American Sport Organization (PASO)




For any questions or comments about this website, please send an email to Dr. Antonio Sotomayor,