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Gilda Baeza Ortego

Gilda Baeza Ortego, American library director, educator. Recipient Silver award, National Commission Library and Information Science, 1996.

Background

  • Ortego, Gilda Baeza was born on March 29, 1952 in El Paso, Texas, United States. Daughter of Efren and Bertha (Singh) Baeza.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Texas Woman's University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Texas Woman's University, 2001. Master of Library Science, University Texas, 1976.

      Postgraduate, University Texas, 1993. Certified, Hispanic Leadership Institute, 1988.

    Career

    • Stack maintenance supervisor El Paso Library. University Texas, 1974-1975. Public services library El Paso Community College, 1976-1977.

      Ethnic studies library University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1977-1981. Branch head El Paso Public Library., 1981-1982. Deputy head Mexico-American Services, El Paso Public Library., 1982-1984.

      Library Mexico-American Studies University Texas Library., Austin, 1984—1986. Library Phoenix Public Library., 1987-1989. Associate library, west campus Arizona State University, Phoenix, 1989-1990.

      Proyecto Leer library Texas Woman's University, Denton, 1991-1992. Dean division learning resources Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas, 1992—1999. Director university library, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, Kingsville, since 1999.

      Speaker and consultant in field.

    Works

    • Founding editor journal La Lista, 1983-1984. Founding indexer Chicano Periodical Index, 1981-1986. Reviewer journal Voices of Youth Advocates, 1988-1990.

      Contributor poetry and articles to books and journals.

    Membership

    Member American Library Association (committee on standing of women in profession, committee on professional education), Modern Language Association, Association for Library and Information Science Education, Texas Library. Association, Arizona State Library. Association (president services Spanish speaking Roundtable 1988-1990), Reforma (president El Paso chapter 1983, president Arizona chapter 1989-1990, national vice president 1993-1994, natpres.

    1994-1995), Unlimited Potential, Inc. (treasurer 1988-1989), Hispanic Leadership Institute Alumni Association.

    Connections

    • Married Felipe de Ortego y Gasca, December 21, 1986.
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    Born March 29, 1952
    (age 65)
    • 1974
      Texas Woman's University
    • 2001
      Texas Woman's University
    • 1976
      University Texas
    • 1993
      University Texas
    • 1988
      Hispanic Leadership Institute
    • 1974 - 1975
      Stack maintenance supervisor El Paso Library University Texas
    • 1976 - 1977
      public services library El Paso Community College
    • 1977 - 1981
      ethnic studies library University New Mexico
      Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
    • 1981 - 1982
      branch head, El Paso Public Library
    • 1982 - 1984
      deputy head, Mexico-American Services
    • 1984 - 1986
      library Mexico-American Studies University Texas Library
      Austin, Texas, United States
    • 1987 - 1989
      library Phoenix Public Library
    • 1989 - 1990
      associate, library
      Phoenix, Arizona, United States
    • 1991 - 1992
      Proyecto Leer library Texas Woman's University
      Denton, Maryland, United States
    • 1992 - 1999
      dean division learning resources Sul Ross State University
      Alpine, California, United States
    • 1999
      director, university library
      Kingsville, Missouri, United States
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    Award