Library Administrator/Director of Operations

Aida Elena Mejía

Hello! My name is Aida Elena Mejía. I adopted Mayagüez almost nine years ago when I moved here during Christmas 2008, after the birth of my daughter Violeta. Becoming a fulltime mom brought some challenges, but I managed to graduate with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership while working from home for a number of ventures including consulting businesses, freelance writers and artists, and non-profit organizations. Having collaborated with the Miranda Foundation, I have firsthand knowledge about the incredible work these organizations do for our communities and the country. I love living in Mayagüez, and now that I’ve been presented with this amazing opportunity to serve my community as the Director of Operations at the Mayagüez Children’s Library, I am fully committed to continue its legacy of excellence. It is a privilege and a mission that I treasure.


Board of Directors


Joan Baker-González
Professor of English as a Second Language and Linguistics, Department of English UPR-RUM (Retired)


Gloria Fidalgo Córdova
Professor of Nutrition, Department of Nursing, UPR-RUM


Yahaira López Pagán
Nurse and mother of three children


Linda M. Rodríguez Guglielmoni
Professor of English, Creative Writing and Film, Department of English UPR-RUM. Writer of poetry and stories for children


Cindy Gines

Attorney and Business-woman

Board Member

Sheila Dunstan
Librarian UPR-RUM (Retired)

Board Member

Kathleen Kelley Ferracane
Professor Department of English UPR-RUM (Retired), Specialization in Caribbean Literature

Board Member

Ryan Hamilton
PhD, Cultural Anthropology. 
Currently Post-Doc at Brown University (Providence, RI)

Board Member

Saráis Laró

Licensed Real Estate Broker

Board Member

Gloria Marini
Poet, Writer and Cultural Manager. President of the Hispano-World Union of Writers (UHE) in Puerto Rico


Board Member

Darnyd W. Ortiz Seda
Professor of English and Theater, Department of English UPR-RUM (Retired). Boy Scout Leader.