Betsaida Reyes

University Libraries - University Libraries
Assistant Librarian; Librarian for Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Primary office:
Watson Library
University of Kansas
1425 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045


As Librarian for Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American and Caribbean Studies I manage collections from and about Spain, Portugal and Latin America. I provide research services to KU faculty and students; visiting scholars; K-12 and the general public. I work with faculty from related academic departments and centers; provide library instruction in related disciplines; and engage in research and service. I also provide support for programs in Global & International Studies and European Studies


M.S., Information Science, University at Albany, SUNY

M.A., Hispanic Literature and Linguistics, University at Albany, SUNY

B.A., English/Spanish, University at Albany, SUNY

Selected Publications

Reyes, B. M., Hicks, A. & Maxson, B. K. (2018). Information Literacy Practices of Spanish-Speaking Graduate Students at the University of Kansas. Portal: Libraries and the Academy , 18(3), Unknown.

Reyes, B. M., Giullian, J. C., & Devlin, F. A. (2017). iPad and Android Tablets: Wonder Pills or Placebo for Academic Library Staff? Library Hi Tech, 35(3), 393-407. DOI://

Reyes, B. M. (2017). La investigación en los Estados Unidos: cómo preparar a los estudiantes a cumplir con las expectativas. In 30 motivos para celebrar a las bibliotecas (pp. 49-58). Guadalajara, Mexico : Universidad de Guadalajara.

Reyes, B. M. (2016). Area Studies Librarianship. In K. Sobel (Ed.), Mastering Subject Specialties: Practical Advice from the Field. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited .

Reyes, B. M. (2016). Shaping Students' Learning through Embedded Librarianship. In Who Are We Really?: Latin American Family, Local and Micro-Regional Histories and Their Impact on Understanding Ourselves, papers of the fifty-ninth annual meeting of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials . New Orleans, LA: SALALM Secretariat. Latin American Library. Tulane University.

Selected Presentations

Reyes, B. M. (11/28/2016). La investigación en los Estados Unidos: cómo preparar a los estudiantes a cumplir con las expectativas. XXX Coloquio Internacional de Bibliotecarios. Guadalajara, Mexico. Available Here

Selected Grants

Rosenblum, Brian L, Reyes, Betsaida M, (Principal), Latinos in the Midwest: Developing Research Capacity through Collaboration, Collection Building, and Digital Scholarship, $3,000, (04/01/2017. University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Reyes, Betsaida M, (Principal), An Assessment of Electronic Books and its Collection Development Practices among Latin American and Iberian Studies Librarians in the United States, $2,873, (12/01/2014 - 12/31/2015). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Devlin, Frances, (Co-Principal), Giullian, Jon, (Co-Principal), Reyes, Betsaida M, (Co-Principal), Usability of Library E-Collections on Tablet Devices: Practitioners' Perspectives, $6,044, (08/01/2014 - 12/31/2015). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.


MSIS, University at Albany; MA, University at Albany; BA, University at Albany


Assistant Librarian

Selected Awards and Recognitions

SALALM Scholarship, Spring 2013

Dewey Scholarship, Fall 2012

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