Barbara Alvarez

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734 764 0259

209 Hatcher North
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
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Librarian for Romance Languages and Literatures & Comparative Literature


I am a member of the Graduate Library Reference Department and a liaison to the departments of Romance Languages and Literatures, and Comparative Literature. I support the research, teaching and learning in the area of Romance languages and literatures as well as general and comparative literature. I manage collections in these subject areas, teach research methods, work at the Information and Reference Center, and provide individual research consultations.


I have an M.A. in Hispanic Literatures and an M.L.I.S., both from the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada). I also completed coursework in Iberian Studies at the University of Warsaw (Poland). Before joining the University of Michigan Library, I worked as a reference librarian at the University of Alberta, and later on at the University of Rochester, NY, where I was the subject specialist for Modern Languages and Cultures, and Translation Studies.