Betsaida Reyes

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


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

Selected Publications

Reyes, Betsaida  M, Alison Hicks, and Bronwen  K Maxson. 2018. “Information Literacy Practices of Spanish-Speaking Graduate Students at the University of Kansas.” Journal Articles. Portal: Libraries and the Academy 18 (3): Unknown.
Reyes, Betsaida M, Jon C Giullian, and Frances  A Devlin. 2017. “IPad and Android Tablets: Wonder Pills or Placebo for Academic Library Staff?” Journal Articles. Library Hi Tech 35 (3): 393–407.
Reyes, Betsaida M. 2017. La Investigación En Los Estados Unidos: Cómo preparar a Los Estudiantes a Cumplir Con Las Expectativas. . Conference Proceedings. 30 Motivos Para Celebrar a Las Bibliotecas. Guadalajara, Mexico : Universidad de Guadalajara.
Reyes, Betsaida M. 2016. “Area Studies Librarianship.” Book Chapters. In Mastering Subject Specialties: Practical Advice from the Field, edited by Karen Sobel. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited .
Reyes, Betsaida M. 2016. Shaping Students’ Learning through Embedded Librarianship. Conference Proceedings. 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.
Maxson, Bronwen K, and Betsaida M Reyes. In Preparation/Progress; Not Yet Submitted. “Decolonizing the Academy: Reimagining Graduate Student Research Workshops from an International Perspective.” Journal Articles.

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.

Selected Grants

An Assessment of Electronic Books and its Collection Development Practices among Latin American and Iberian Studies Librarians in the United States. $2873.00. (12/1/2014 - 12/31/2015). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Usability of Library E-Collections on Tablet Devices: Practitioners' Perspectives. $6044.00. (8/1/2014 - 12/31/2015). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Latinos in the Midwest: Developing Research Capacity through Collaboration, Collection Building, and Digital Scholarship. $3000.00. (4/1/2017). 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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