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MCL Staff

 

Employees

Front Desk Leader

Hi, my name is Felipe Sepúlveda, and I started working at the BJM in March 2016. My area of specialization is computers, however I consider myself a fan of reading. So working in a library and sharing my knowledge of computers is a great job for me that makes me feel like I am at home all the time. I work to provide assistance to the public at the front desk and in the computer center. It is a pleasure to bring the best of me to serve the community.

 

Americorps Members

Hello. My name is Carmen Acevedo García, and I am an educator by profession and vocation. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision. I worked eight years as a School Director in different public schools in the western area of PR. I also give professional workshops and work as a substitute teacher in the Educational Region of Mayagüez. I am currently doing my doctoral thesis in Curriculum and Teaching at the Interamerican University of PR, San Germán Campus.

I am committed to putting my professional experience at the service of the student community, especially with early childhood. I feel very honored and satisfied to be an AmeriCorps member and belong to the working group of the Mayagüez Children’s Library in partnership with the Community Support and Liaison Program (PAEC).

Hello! My name is Lissenidth P. Altieri Mora. I obtained my Backelor’s degree in biology at the Adventist University of the Antilles in Mayagüez. After graduating, I began offering tutoring in grades K-4 at the Western Adventist Academy. I am currently an active member of AmeriCorps, working as a tutor in the fields of science, social studies, English and mathematics at the Mayagüez Children’s Library in partnership with the Community Support and Liaison Program (PAEC).

Something that defines me and I like very much is to be of service to others. I am sure that I will be able to offer the necessary help to children who require it through the tutorials that I offer at the MCL/BJM. I like to help others, and I hope to serve our community through my work with AmeriCorps at the Mayagüez Children’s Library.

Volunteers

Carmen Morales is our active volunteer with the longest service to the library. She helps children develop reading skills and keeps books organized on shelves. Thank you Carmen for your almost 10 years of faithful service.

Carlos Toro is a great man to have around when it comes to cleaning and reorganizing space. It is not only that he is strong, but he has  great knowledge of planning and logistics from his years in the army. We have asked for help on countless occasions, and he is always ready and willing to work.

Joel A. Rivera López started working at BJM, doing volunteer work to meet his graduation requirement for community service at Elpidio H. Rivera School. Before that, he came to the library with his family every Saturday for story hours. Today he is an important part of the volunteer staff of the library, working with computers in several ways, including the entry of books in the electronic catalog; He is also training to work at the front desk and help the people who visit us.

Frances G. Aponte studied at the School of Plastic Arts and Design of Puerto Rico, in Old San Juan. After graduating, she worked in different art design agencies. She also obtained certificates in computers, web design development and fiber optics. She worked for the Puerto Rican Institute of Culture  as an Art Teacher and in art workshops in several cities of the island. She was a volunteer team leader with Americorps*VISTA and worked on several mural projects for communities with special needs. As a VISTA member, she was a teacher in the federal program for children with special needs called “Weed and Seed” in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

Different groups of students provide activities for children, usually on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning. In the photo above we see members of the  Department of English Student Association (EDSA) of the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez who planned and performed  a “Dr. Seuss day” for children.

These fourth-year students from the De Hostos high school met their community service requirement by working 40 hours at the MCL. Here we see them them checking that books are correctly listed in Koha, our electronic catalog. 

We apreciate all of our staff members!

A special thanks to our volunteers. 

Here’s to all volunteers, those dedicated people who believe in all work and no pay.
~Robert Orben