Miguel A. Torrens

Personal Data

Address: 130 St. George St., 7th floor
Toronto, ONT M5S 1A5

Phone: (416) 978-8943
Fax: (416) 978-7457

University Education

1988 M.L.S. (Faculty of Information Science, University of Toronto)
1981 B.Ed., O.T.C. (Faculty of Education, University of Toronto)
1980 M.A., Spanish Language and Literatures (University of Toronto)
1979 Honours B.A. (summa cum laude), Spanish, major -- Italian, minor (University of Toronto)

Library-Related Experience

2000 (Sept.- ) On part-time sabbatical leave: bibliographic research on French baptismal fonts (concurrent with work as bibliographer)

1999 (July- ) Bibliographer for Iberian & Iberoamerican studies (Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American) with the Collection Development Department. Retained duties in Materials Processing and General Reference

1997 (November- ) Librarian, Technical Services and Reference

1997 (May-October) Research leave: Transcription and edition of Ms. K (Fuero General de Navarra) as part of the ADMYTE project with the Hispanic Seminar for Medieval Studies, University of Wisconsin at Madison (Completed & published)

1990 - 1997 (May) Librarian, Technical Services Systems Operation Support and Development Coordinator -and- Assistant MARC coordinator/RLIN-Roman coordinator, Robarts Library participate in special projects and assignments as required

1988 - Librarian, Assistant MARC Coordinator/RLIN-Roman Coordinator, Robarts Library, University of Toronto

1980-1988 Library Technician

Conferences

International Medieval Congress, Leeds University (1997, 2000)
American Library Association regular semi-annual meetings
Computers in Libraries regular meetings (ALA, different locations)
1991 RLG-OCLC Workshop,Chicago
1989 Computing in the Humanities, Toronto

Teaching

1995-1997 Acting academic advisor for Spanish and Portuguese, School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto
1981- Spanish language program instructor (Part-time) School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto
1980-1981 Teaching Assistant, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Toronto

Research and Publications

March 23-24, 2001: presentation at the Index of Christian Art Conference, Princeton University, USA (by invitation)

2000- Three Spanish Dictionaries, book review for the Reference Reviews Europe Annual (Firenze: Casalini Libri) [submitted for the 2000-2001 issue]

1999- Nancy Louise Frey's Pilgrim stories: On and Off the Road to Santiago, book review for the Newsletter of the American Academy of Research Historians in Medieval Spain (November 1999)

1999- "Ms. K", editor, in Textos and concordancias del Fuero General de Navarra, preparado por Franklin Waltman. Madison: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 1999

1999- "Ms. 1761", co-editor, in Textos and concordancias del Fuero General de Navarra, preparado por Franklin Waltman. Madison: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 1999

1999- "Ms. 1762", co-editor, in Textos and concordancias del Fuero General de Navarra, preparado por Franklin Waltman. Madison: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 1999

1998 B. Netanyahu's Toward the Inquisition , book review for the Newsletter of the American Academy of Research Historians in Medieval Spain (November 1998)

1997- Co-director of "BAPTISTERIA SACRA: An Iconographic Index of Baptismal Fonts", affiliated with the University of Toronto

1995- Collaboration in the "Fuero" manuscripts project for the ADMYTE database and the Hispanic Seminar for Medieval Studies, University of Wisconsin at Madison

1995 Exhibition "Catalonia: An Overview of Catalan Culture Throughout History" (April 3-28, Robarts Library) "A Passion for Writing: an Introduction to Montserrat Roig", paper presented at the Conference on Catalan Language and Literature, Toronto, 1995

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