Miraida received her MLIS from Rutgers in May 2012 with a certificate in digital libraries. As a student in the library program at Rutgers, she worked on a variety of digital library projects including launching a digital library of heraldry at the National Library of Puerto Rico in 2011. After obtaining the MLIS, she was the taxonomist at 1stdibs, a curated online marketplace of antiques, design, fashion and fine jewelry.
This fall, she returns to Rutgers for a doctoral program in Communication, Information and Library Science where she will be focusing on the information seeking behavior of multi-lingual users.
Prior to the MLIS, Miraida worked in trade book publishing for 9 years. She focused mostly on international export sales to Latin American and the Caribbean, as well as importing Spanish language books for the US market.
Miraida holds a M.A. in 19th & 20th Century French History and Culture from New York University's Institute of French Studies.
She has presented on digital libraries and taxonomy at NJLA and SLA, as well as presented posters at IFLA and NJLA. Miraida lives in Brooklyn, NY, where you can often find her running in Prospect Park.
"Starting a Taxonomy Project: Case Study." 2013 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. 9 June 2013. Panel Participant.
Student Swing II Job Panel. Special Libraries Association New York Chapter, New York, NY. 15 September 2012. Panel Participant.
“Identifying Key Skills of Transliterate Users.” 2012 IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Helsinki, Finland 11-17 August 2012. Poster session with Anjali Goyal.
“Identifying Key Skills of Transliterate Users.” 2012 NJLA Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ. 5-6 June 2012. Poster session with Anjali Goyal.
“Digital Library Toolkit: building a small digital library on a shoestring.” 2012 NJLA Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ. 5 June 2012. Invited speaker.
“Buried Treasure: Digitizing a Hidden Library Collection.” 2011 NJLA Adult Services Forum, Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ. 26 October 2011. Invited speaker.