Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Lending Library

Who May Use The Lending Library

The service is open to any educator at any public or private elementary school, middle school, high school, college or university in the United States. Lending materials to individual students or student organizations requires the sponsorship of a faculty member. Contact the LARC if you have any questions about your eligibility for this service.

Materials may only be used in individual classrooms. They may not be used in any public setting, even if no admission is charged. This includes campus film festivals or displays. You may be subject to prosecution for copyright violation if you use these materials in a public situation. Many publishers and distributors have become extremely protective of their copyrights, and the LARC cannot be held responsible for any legal repercussions.

For more information on copyright violations and acceptable uses of films, please consult the American University Center for Social Media. They provide information on Fair Use laws for the use of films and other resources in the classroom. For information particular to the K-12 teacher, see their guide to Fair Use in Media Literacy Education. For resources on teaching about Fair Use visit the CSM resources.

Five Basic Regulations

1) In order to request materials from the LARC, you must fill out the electronic request form and confirm that you agree to our terms and conditions by checking the box at the bottom of the form beside the sentence, “I confirm that I have read the borrowing policies (Standard, Tulane / Loyola). I agree to follow all regulations outlined within the borrowing policies.” Requests cannot be submitted and therefore will not be processed if a user does not agree to these conditions.

2) You must reserve materials at least three full weeks in advance of the day you plan to use them. Your request must be received in the LARC office at least 21 days before your planned show date. Be certain to fill out the form completely; any orders which do not contain all of the necessary information, including a specific date on which you plan to use the materials, will not be processed. If any item you request is not available, you will be informed in writing at least three days before your scheduled show date. Please note that we will inform you only if items are unavailable; our limited staff makes it impossible for us to contact you to confirm requests. We do encourage our users to contact us by email or telephone to confirm their requests if they wish.

3) All users are limited to a total of ten items per semester. We consider January 1 – June 15 as the spring semester, June 15 -­ August 15 as the summer semester, and August 15 – December 31 as the fall semester. Special consideration is given to schools on trimester or quarter schedules. The lending library operates on a limited basis during the summer and with modified policies, please see the Summer Borrowing section below.

4) All items must be returned by the due date which is listed on the slip accompanying the shipment. Any item not received in the LARC office within five days of its due date will be considered overdue. The borrower is responsible for allowing sufficient time for return shipment.

5) The borrower will be held responsible for lost, damaged, or materials not returned. For this reason, you must insure all U.S. Mail returns for at least $200.00 per item. Keep all insurance or UPS receipts for at least 90 days as proof of shipment.

Additional Information

It is always a good idea to make reservations as far in advance as possible. At the same time, please refrain from making changes in your planned schedule of show dates. While we can easily accommodate additions or cancellations, changes in the date may result in new scheduling conflicts.

These procedures are the result of a great deal of consideration and are intended to allow us to provide this service as efficiently as possible to a very large national clientele in spite of our very small staff. Please call or write us if you need any further information.

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The People and Environment of Central America: A Professional Development Institute for K-12 Educators

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Travel Scholarships Due March 1, 2019
Registration Due April 26, 2019

The Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University, in collaboration with the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute at the University of Georgia and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies are proud to announce a professional development opportunity for K-12 educators titled Central America: People and the Environment on June 24 through June 27, 2019.

This summer’s institute is the first in a four-year series that will explore Central America with a focus on people and the environment. The institute will highlight diverse topics of Central America and incorporate hands-on STEM activities. It will focus on indigenous people’s relationship with the environment, as well as broader environmental issues regarding health, infrastructure, and land and water rights. Summer 2019 will focus on climate change and impacts of deforestation, environmental politics and sustainability, and access to water and its relationship to health. The institute is ideal for educators of high school and community college, and pre-service students teaching History, World Geography, Science, and Environmental Science. This four-year series of institutes is sponsored by the Centers for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University, Tulane University, and the University of Georgia, and will be hosted at each institute over the course of the four years beginning at Vanderbilt University. Additional support is generously provided by Florida International University.

The registration fee covers breakfast, lunch, and on-campus parking for each day of the institute, as well as materials.The cost per participant is $50 if registration is submitted by April 26, 2019. The cost is $75 if the participant registers after April 26, 2019. There is free registration for pre-service (student) teachers.

Scholarships to cover travel to and from the institute are available through a competitive application. Applications are due March 1, with applicants being notified of their status on/by March 15.

For more information on travel scholarships, schedules, and lodging, visit the official event website.

Read Across the Americas Summer Program at the Children's Resource Center

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Join us every first and third Saturday at 10:30 am for a bilingual storytime for kids ages 2 – 10. The program is part of an initiative between Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New Orleans Public Library called the Pebbles Center.

DATES AND TIMES

Saturday, June 1
10:30 AM

Saturday, June 15
10:30 AM

Saturday, July 6
10:30 AM

Saturday, July 20
10:30 AM

Read Across the Americas Summer Program at the Algiers Regional Branch

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Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 am for a bilingual storytime for kids ages 2 – 10. The program is part of an initiative between Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New Orleans Public Library called the Pebbles Center. This summer we will explore the environment and diverse geography of Latin America. Bring your favorite jungle animal and be prepared to learn some Spanish as we embark on an adventure through the Americas. This program provides a reading list of recommended titles for all ages to explore Latin America on your own this summer. If you read all books, you will be eligible for a special award offered during Hispanic Heritage month at the annual Celebración Latina held at the Audubon Zoo.

DATES AND TIMES

Wednesday, June 5
10:30 AM

Wednesday, June 12
10:30 AM

Wednesday, June 19
10:30 AM

Wednesday, June 26
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 3
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 10
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 17
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 24
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 31
10:30 AM

K-12 Educator S.T.E.A.M Workshop: Teaching Central America at the Zoo

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Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies in collaboration with the Audubon Nature Institute will be hosting a K-12 educator workshop on Saturday, October 5, 2019. This workshop will focus on conservation efforts and environment of Central American rainforests. This workshop is a great way to learn how to bring real world science into your classroom. Activities will incorporate a variety of sciences and other subjects including: art, environmental science, cultural components, anthropology, computer science and technology. While it is geared for middle and high school teachers, this workshop is open to all educators formal and informal.

Additional details coming soon.