From November 25 through mid-December, LIS will be hosting visiting scholar Sara Martínez Cardama. Sara is a doctoral student at the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, Spain, where she is also affiliated with the Instituto Universitario “Agustín Millares” de Documentación y Gestión de la Información. This research center for documentation and knowledge management is directed by her dissertation chair, Mercedes Caridad Sebastián.
While at UNC-G, Sara is working on her research, which focuses on university libraries and technology. She is interested in the critical study of technology use in higher education and its social impacts. Recently, she has worked and published on cloud computing and its epistemological opportunities and challenges for libraries. Additionally, she has presented on the role of university libraries in digital inclusion, the digital divide, and application of social media. She is interested in meeting with faculty, librarians, and students who are working on these issues or wanting to chat about doctoral studies or librarianship in the U.S. vs. Spain. Welcome, Sara!