Latino Americans: 500 Years of History is a public programming initiative administered by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). More information about the grant and other recipients is available on the Latino Americans website.
In June 2015, the Olin Library was one of 203 sites awarded the grant to develop programming for Latino Americans: 500 Years of History!
The Olin Library was the only academic library in Central Florida to receive the award.
With the grant money, the library created programs featuring the PBS documentary series LATINO AMERICANS, a production of WETA Washington, DC; Bosch and Co., Inc.; and Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), as a public programming cornerstone.
Dr. Gabriel Barreneche, Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and Public Services Librarian/Assistant Professor Susan Montgomery collaborated to develop programs focusing on the Latino American experience in the United States and in Central Florida.