The CERLAC Documentation
Collection (formerly the Documentation Centre) contains an extensive
and unique collection. Holdings consist mostly of Spanish and
English language publications, with some material also in Portuguese
in the collection are:
from Latin American and Caribbean research centres and institutions
of higher learning with which the CERLAC has established linkages
of multilateral institutions (e.g.: World Bank, IDB, IMF, ILO-PREALC,
of Canadian government agencies, NGOs, and university based research
centres in Canada, the United States and Europe; several thematic
collections (e.g., human rights, women and development, environmental
concerns, refugees, indigenous movements, the sugar industry)
of some Canadian, U.S., European, and Latin American non
governmental organizations (Human Rights Watch, NACLA, Ideele
key works on
of CERLAC Fellows and associated graduate students and post-graduate
is non-circulating and is available to students, faculty, and other
LOCATION & HOURS
The Collection forms
one component of the Resource Centre, located on the
6th floor of the York
CERLAC maintains several listservs.
To subscribe, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
providing your full name and indicating to which listserv(s) you are requesting
1. CERLAC Announcement Lists: To receive regular
announcements about CERLAC events, publications and news, request subscription
to our Announcement list by sending your full name and email address to
email@example.com, indicating where
you live and whether or not you are at York University.
2. LACYORK Informational listserv on Latin America
and the Caribbean is a moderated listserv managed by the Centre for
Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) at York University
in Toronto, Canada. To join: send a request for subscription to LACYORK
with your full name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LACYORK is intended as an electronic venue for information-sharing
among scholars and practitioners interested in:
the culture, political economy, and human and social
development of Latin America and the Caribbean and their diasporas;
globalization from a regional perspective;
social justice and human rights issues in the region.
On the list is posted:
current news from conventional and alternative sources
on important regional events and issues;
information about new publications, bibliographic resources,
useful websites, conferences, and other events (the latter mostly -
but not exclusively - taking place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada);
employment, internship, study, and volunteer opportunities
in the region (or in relevant organizations worldwide concerned with
human rights, labour, the environment, women's issues and development);
urgent action appeals, petitions, etc.
Most postings are in English, though approximately
30-40% may be in Spanish or other languages of the region. The list bears
an average of three to four postings per week, with each posting usually
comprised of multiple items grouped together as "Announcements"
or "News." Attachments and graphics are avoided. Subscribers
may submit postings to the list, though submissions are screened for relevancy
and redundancy by the moderator.
At its offices at 800 Kaneff Tower,
CERLAC can offermodest meeting areas to
students and fellows associated with theresearch
centre for their LACS-related initiatives. CERLAC has ameeting
room (830) for groups (up to 12 comfortably) and roomfor
a small seminar or meeting in its communal space. These areas should bebooked in advance by contacting CERLAC by phone at
(416) 736-5237 or by email at email@example.com.