Last week, the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announced the winners of its Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Awards program. The Cuban Heritage Collection’s online exhibit “Cuban Theater in Miami: 1960-1980” received an honorable mention in the electronic exhibition category. This award is a true honor for us as it is the first time that the University of Miami Libraries has been recognized for an exhibition by this program. To quote the announcement:
“Exemplifying a performance, this sleek, striking and elegantly stylish electronic exhibition captures the spirit of the community it represents: theater as a microcosm for the Cuban diaspora experience and culture,” noted Williams. “Bilingual and utilizing a variety of integrated multimedia options, the exhibition successfully rethinks the traditional navigational structure to present an incredible depth of information about this compelling subject matter in order to bring it to a wider audience.”
This project was funded by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. A special congratulations go to Dr. Lillian Manzor and Dr. Beatriz Rizk who co-curated the exhibit, and to Dr. Lyn MacCorkle who designed it.