Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

LARC Lending Library

Returning Materials

Please return all items promptly. Because of our high circulation rate, we often schedule reservations for popular items very close together. If one user fails to return the item on time, it will not be available for the next user. Therefore, these rules will be strictly enforced.

We strongly recommend using United Parcel Service for return shipments if possible. If you believe your materials will not arrive by the due date, we encourage you to use a one-day service such as Overnight UPS, Airborne Express, Express Mail or Federal Express.

If you do use the US Postal Service, you must insure the package and we recommend using Priority Mail service and paying for a tracking number. Items are considered overdue even if they are shipped on time. Users who repeatedly return materials uninsured (if shipped using the US Postal Service) face suspension of borrowing privileges.

Whichever method of shipment you choose, be certain to keep your receipts for at least 90 days and be certain to pack and seal all packages carefully.

Overdue Materials

The due date is the date on which an item should be in our office. The first time a user fails to return materials within 5 working days (3 days for Tulane/Loyola patrons) of the due date will result in a warning. If more than five (or three) days late and the first offense OR the user is late returning materials a second time, then the user may have his or her borrowing privileges suspended two semesters. Suspension will be effective immediately, therefore any standing reservations will not be honored for the remainder of the suspension.

A user may renew borrowing privileges after the 2-semester suspension. In order to renew privileges, a returning user must fill out a new User’s Agreement. The first time a return user is late will result in permanent suspension of borrowing privileges.

Lost or Damaged Materials

User’s are responsible for the replacement cost of any materials lost or damaged while in their possession or during the return shipping they arranged. Many of our items are very valuable. To protect yourself please be sure to insure each item for at least $200.

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Cultural Kinship Conference: Presented by the LA Creole Research Association

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The Louisiana Creole Research Association will host its’ 13th annual conference from October 20-22 in New ORLEANS, LA. The conference will explore the phenomenon of Creolization and identity that exists in both the Caribbean and in New Orleans and their common Creole culture. Learn how the influence of the St. Domingue immigrants in New Orleans bolstered that common Creole on the cusp of Americanization following the Louisiana Purchase. Registration for the conference is now open, using the following link.

2017 Conference Schedule

  • Friday, Oct. 20- Annual Members Meeting
    Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
    938 Lafayette St.
    6PM-9PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 21- Annual Conference
    Xavier University of Louisiana
    1 Drexel Dr., Administration Auditorium
    8AM-4:30PM
  • Sunday, Oct. 22- Laura Plantation Tour & Lunch
    2247 Highway 18, Vacherie 70090
    9AM-2:30PM
  • Sunday, Oct. 22- LAGNIAPPE!
    Xavier University of Louisiana
    2PM

For more details on the 2017 Schedule and Speakers, visit our post on Facebook! To register, become a member, or get extra information, click here.

Call for Papers: Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018 Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) seeks session proposals for its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” includes a variety of paper topics, including:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Please visit the Call For Papers web page to download the proposal template, timeline, and more information about the conference.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1_at_tulane.edu.