Dean of Libraries
Orono, ME 04469-5729
Daisy Domínguez Singh was named Dean of Libraries at the University of Maine’s Fogler Library in Orono and Merrill Library in Machias in October of 2022. She previously served as Interim Associate Dean and Chief Librarian at the City College of New York Libraries, the flagship of the City University of New York. Singh was also formerly a Reference Librarian and Associate Professor at CCNY Libraries and an adjunct professor at the City College of New York and Pace University, where she taught undergraduate courses in Latin American Studies and Animal Studies. She is a past President of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM). Her primary research has been related to Latin American indigenous film and video, Latin American music, and the intersection of Latin American and Animal Studies.
Singh is Fogler Library’s chief administrative officer and leads a talented staff there as well as in Merrill Library (Machias), Maine InfoNet, and the University of Maine Press. She plays a key role in state-wide partnerships among both academic and public libraries. She is a member of the Maine InfoNet Board and serves on URSUS (University Resources Serving Users Statewide).
Engaging Latin American Studies: Connecting Collections to Teaching and Learning, edited by Daisy Domínguez. Tulane University: Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials Papers LXII, 2020.
Domínguez, Daisy. “Beyond Print: Developing Music Collections.” In Latin American Collection Concepts: Essays on Libraries, Collaborations and New Approaches, edited by Jana Krentz and Gayle Williams, 149-159. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2019.
Domínguez, Daisy. “At the Intersection of Animal and Area Studies: Fostering Latin Americanist and Caribbeanist Animal Studies.” Humanimalia: a Journal of Human/Animal Interface Studies 8, no. 1 (2016): 66-92.
Domínguez, Daisy V. “American Indians in Feature Films: Beyond the Big Screen.” Collection Building 33, no. 4 (2014): 121-126.
Domínguez, Daisy V. “Using Music to Teach Latin American (and World) History.” Teaching History (2014): 11-20.
Domínguez, Daisy V. “Building a Library Collection: Fifty Years of Native American Athletes, Sports and Games on Film.” In The Native American Identity in Sports: Creating and Preserving a Culture, edited by Frank A. Salamone, 1-27. Scarecrow Press, 2013.
Domínguez, Daisy V. “Manufacturing Kleptomania: The Social and Scientific Underpinnings of a Pathology.” Madison Historical Review 6 (2009): 1-23.
Domínguez, Daisy. “Indigenous Film and Video in Latin America: Starting Points for Collection Development.” In Women in Latin American Studies: Reshaping the Boundaries, edited by Angela M. Carreño, 81-108. Tulane University: Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials Papers XLIX, 2008.
The City College of New York, CUNY, 2010 MA, History
Long Island University 2005 MLS, Library Science
New York University 1997 BA, Latin American Studies
Invited speaker at Special Libraries Association of New York “Leaders in LIS” panel with guest speakers Jesús Alonso Regalado, Davis Erin Anderson, Emily Dowie, Miranda Mims, and Peyton Powell. Virtual, 2022.
“SALALMeras Collaborating & Fostering Engaged Academic Learning Communities: From Cartoneras to Digital Primary Sources.” co-presented with Sarah Aponte, Head Librarian of the CUNY Dominican Studies Archives and Library, and Paloma Celis-Carbajal, NYPL Curator for Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Studies at the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM). University of Texas. Austin, Texas, 2019.
“Trash, Literature, and Collectivity: Redefining Research Resources with Cartonera Books,” co-presented with Paloma Celis-Carbajal, NYPL Curator for Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Studies, and Charlotte Whittle, Cardboard House Press at the NYPL Research Libraries Conference, New York, NY, 2019.
“Acojiendo a comunidades diversas: las bibliotecas de City College en Nueva York,” co-presented with Sarah Aponte at the XXII Coloquio Internacional de Bibliotecarios “Bibliotecas e Inclusión Social,” Guadalajara, Mexico, 2015.
“Animal Relations: Fostering Human-Animal Studies in Latin American History Collections,” SALALM Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah May 2014.
“Hollywood’s Portrayal of American Indians,” American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 2013.
“Engaging video indígena in Academic Libraries,” SALALM Conference, Coral Springs, Florida, 2013.
“Native American Athletes and Sports on Film: Intercultural Dialogues,” Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference, Rochester, New York, 2012.
“Must Play Well with Others: How to Work in the Library of the Moment,” with co-panelists Beth Evans and Steve Ovadia, Library Association of the City University of New York Dialogues: a Town Hall Meeting, New York, NY 2007.
“Indigenous Film and Video in Latin America: Starting Points for Collection Development,” SALALM Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2004.