Sarah Aponte, Chief Librarian

Sarah-Aponte_1  Chief Librarian, CUNY Dominican Studies Institute
  Associate Professor, The City College of New York Libraries

  P: 212.650.7170
  E: aponte@ccny.cuny.edu

Sarah Aponte is Chief Librarian of the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library at The City College of New York and Associate Professor at The City College Libraries, teaching courses on Dominican Studies and bibliographical instruction. She founded the Dominican Library in 1994 with donations of books and other materials by the Council of Dominican Educators.

Aponte holds an M.L.S. in Library and Information Sciences from Queens College; an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College; a B.A. in International Studies from the City College of New York; and an A.A. in Liberal Arts from Hostos Community College.

PUBLICATIONS

Books

2015   Espaillat, Rhina P. and Sarah Aponte. Juan Pablo Duarte: The Humanist (a Bilingual Selection of his Writings / Juan Pablo Duarte: El humanista (selección bilingüe de sus escritos). Santo Domingo; New York: Biblioteca Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña; CUNY Dominican Studies Institute.

2014    Aponte, Sarah and Franklin Gutiérrez. Autores dominicanos de la diáspora: apuntes bio-bibliográficos (1902-2012). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Biblioteca Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña, 2013. Winner of the “José Toribio Medina Award 2014” SALALM (Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials).

1999    Aponte, Sarah. Dominican Migration to the United States 1970-1997: An Annotated Bibliography. Dominican Research Monographs. New York: CUNY Dominican Studies Institute.

Book Chapter

2019    Aponte, Sarah and Nelson Santana. “The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library: Bringing the Community to the Academic Library.” In Collecting Latin America Beyond the 21st Century. Ed. Gayle Williams and Jana Krentz. Jefferson, NC:  McFarland & Company Publishers. Pp. 183-196. Book winner of the “2019 José Toribio Medina Award” SALALM.


Articles/Published Conference Proceedings

2017    Aponte, Sarah. "Dominican Diaspora." Oxford Bibliographies. Oxford University Press.

2016    Domínguez, Daisy and Sarah Aponte. "Acogiendo a Comunidades Diversas: Las Bibliotecas de City College en Nueva York." In Bibliotecas e inclusió social. Compiled by Ana Gricelda Morán Guzmán and Sergio López Ruelas. Mexico: Universidad de Guadalajara, pp.17-24. (XXII Coloquio Internacional de Bibliotecarios/Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara, Nov. 30-Dec 2, 2015).

2012    Aponte, Sarah. "Dominican Migration to Europe: A Biographical Approach.” In Papers of the Fifty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials. Edited by Pamela Graham. New Orleans, Louisiana: SALALM, 2012. 204-214.

2011    Aponte, Sarah. "Dominican Related Dissertations in the U.S.: an Analytical Approach (1939-2009).” Camino Real. 3.4: 21-51.

Encyclopedia Essays

2016    Aponte, Sarah. “Virtudes Uribe.” Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography. Eds. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Franklin W. Knight. Oxford University Press.

2016    Aponte, Sarah. "Alianza Dominicana". Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements. Eds. Suzanne Oboler and Deena Gonzalez. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2015    Aponte, Sarah and Anthony Stevens-Acevedo. “Dominican Americans.” The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism. Ed. John Stone, R. Dennis, P. Rizova, A. Smith and X. Hou. Wiley-Blackwell.

2005    Aponte, Sarah. “Washington Heights.” Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States. Eds. Suzanne Oboler and Deena J. González. New York: Oxford University Press.

2005    Aponte, Sarah and Silvio Torres-Saillant. “Dominican American Art.” Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States. Eds. Suzanne Oboler and Deena J. González. New York: Oxford University Press.

2005    Aponte, Sarah. “Frank Moya Pons.” Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, Society. Ed. Ilan Stavans. CT: Grolier Publishing.

Bibliographic Contributions


Reconstructed the bibliography of two classic texts, translated for the first time in English, of two renowned Dominican authors:

2016    Bosch, Juan. Social Composition of the Dominican Republic. New York: Routledge.

2015    Franco, Franklin J. Blacks, Mulattos, and the Dominican Nation. New York: Routledge.

Exhibits


2015    Sixteenth-Century La Española: Glimpses of the First Blacks in the Early Colonial America. CUNY Dominican Studies Institute. The City College of New York. May 22-Sept. 10.

2015    Fighting for Democracy: Dominican Veterans from World War II. CUNY Dominican Studies Institute. The City College of New York. Nov. 11-October 28. Traveling, Museo de la Resistencia. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, August-Nov 2016.

2014    Interior: Harvests of the Dominican Republic. CUNY Dominican Studies Institute. The City College of New York. May 9-Sept. 14.

2013    El Músico y el Pintor/ The Musician and the Painter: An Exhibit Documenting the Lifetime, Work, and Artistic Trajectory of Two Early Twentieth Century Dominican Artists in New York. CUNY Dominican Studies Institute. The City College of New York. Feb-March. Traveling, Centro Cultural Domínico-Americano. Santiago, Dominican Republic, Nov-Dec 2018.

2013    Condition: My Place Our Longing. CUNY Dominican Studies Institute. The City College of New York. Sept.-Nov.

2013    Identity and Magic: Folk Dances of the Dominican Republic. Al fresco– Amsterdam Plaza, The City College of New York. May-August.

2012    Jewels of Taino Art. CUNY Dominican Studies Institute. The City College of New York. October-December.

2011    New Perspectives: Dominican Republic. Al fresco– Amsterdam Plaza, The City College of New York. September-October.

2010    Manifestaciones: Expressions of Dominicanidad in Nueva York. CUNY Dominican Studies Institute. The City College of New York. October-December.

2010    Latinos in the United States: ¡Presente! The City College of New York Libraries. February 8–June 10. (co-curated with Daisy V. Domínguez).

2008    Dominicans in New York: An Exhibit from the Dominican Archives & Library Collections. CUNY Dominican Studies Institute. The City College of New York. Oct. 2008 – Jan. 2009.

2008    Mujer Dominicana en New York (Dominican Women in New York). Al fresco– Amsterdam Plaza, The City College of New York. August –September.

2008    Tito Cánepa: 60 Years of Dominican Art in the United States. Funglode. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. April– May.

Lectures/Group Orientation Sessions


Conduct approximately 30 educational workshops/presentations per year on Dominican-related sources to groups from elementary, high school, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as community members.

Academic and Professional Honors


2016    CCNY President’s Award for Outstanding Faculty Service in the Library

2016    Certificate for Outstanding Claremont International Internship Supervision

2015    American Chamber of Commerce in the Dominican Republic and the Dominican Week in the United States Distinguished Award Recognition

2015    Distinguished Service Award. The City College of New York

2014    José Toribio Medina Award. SALALM

2013    45th Anniversary Profile Book. Hostos Community College Alumna

2012    Dominican Women Writers’ Book Fair Dedication and Award

2012    Proclamation New York City Council. Council Member Ydanis Rodríguez

2012    Citation New York State Assembly. Assembly Member Guillermo Linares

2012    Citation New York State Assembly. Assembly Member Nelson L. Castro

2012    New York State Senate Recognition. Senator Adriano Espaillat

2012    Dominican Republic Ministry of Culture Certificate. Commissioner Carlos Sánchez

2011    Proclamation New York State Senate. Senator Adriano Espaillat

2011    Distinguished Dominican, Community Services Organization. Dominican Sunday

2009    The City College of New York Service Recognition Award

Professional Memberships


2008-present   American Library Association (ALA)

2003-present   Library Association of the City University of New York (LACUNY)

2006-present   Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM)

2006-present   Latin America North East Libraries Consortium (LANE), SALALM chapter