While we visited the Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) Latino SST group heard from a variety of speakers. Allert Brown Gort, Associate Director of ILS, and Juan Carlos Guzman, Director of Research, presented on Latino demography and politics. Karen Richman, Director of Center on Borders and Migration, presented on the topic of transnationalism. The Latino SsT group also received a tour of the Julian Samora library and archives. The Julian Samora Library at the Institute for Latino Studies collects, preserves, and provides access to rare books, manuscripts, personal papers, archives, and oral histories related to the Latino experience in the United States with a particular focus on the Midwest.