Freda Mosquera

Freda Mosquera is a professional librarian, published author, translator and public speaker. Mosquera earned a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor's Degree in Law and Social Sciences, from Universidad Libre (Bogotá, Colombia.) Mosquera is an active member of national and state library associations such as the American Library Association (ALA), REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library Services to the Spanish-Speakers, and the Florida Library Association (FLA.) Mosquera has worked for almost ten years as a public librarian for the Broward County Library System and as an independent library consultant for the American Library Association (ALA,) the Public Library Association (PLA) and the Association for Library Service to Children. From 2009 to 2012, Mosquera contributed to School Library Journal as the National Editor of Reviews of Spanish Materials. From 2008 to 2010, Mosquera was a member of the 2010 Pura Belpré Award National Committee, responsible for selecting the best Latino books published in the United States. From 2005 to 2008, Mosquera was the national newsletter editor of the Association to Promote Library Services to Latinos and Spanish Speakers, REFORMA. Mosquera has been a presenter and speaker at several national conferences, including: The Second National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, 2012; the REFORMA National Conference IV, held in Denver in September 2011 and the REFORMA National Conference III, held in El Paso in September 2009. Mosquera joined the UAC School of Global Management Library, in Miami, Florida, as the Library Director in January 2014. Mosquera is currently the Head of Youth Services at Broward County Library's North Lauderdale Saraniero Branch.