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Cirilo Toro Vargas, Puerto Rican library director, educator. Certified counselor Department Health, Puerto Rico, 2005. Decorated National Defense Service medal United States Army; recipient Distinguished Leadership award, American Biographical Institute, 1987, Research Distinction, Puerto Rcio Library. Association, 2004, Educational grant, Delta Theta Tau Sorority, 1989, Merit certified, Phi Delta Kappa, 1991.


Vargas, Cirilo Toro was born on December 7, 1947 in Ponce, Puerto Rico.


Bachelor, Pontifical Catholic University Puerto Rico, Ponce, 1970. Master of Education, Pontifical Catholic University Puerto Rico, Ponce, 1981. Master of Library Science, University Puerto Rico, San Juan, 1975.

Doctor of Philosophy, Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, 1992.


Alternate district manager El Mundo Newspaper, Ponce, 1970. Library Pontifical Catholic University Puerto Rico, since 1972, professor and mentor, McNair program, since 1989, professor Graduate School Education, since 1992, associate library director, since 2004. Bilingual guidance counselor New York City Board Education, Brooklyn, 1988—1989.

Library consultant Long Island University Library., 1989. Spanish teacher Long Island University, 1989, Berlitz Schools, Ponce, 1971. Library organizer Peace Corps, 1971—1972.

Youth counselor and supervisor Youth Working Experiences Program, 1971. Library developer and director Ponce College of Technology, 1981—1983. Library Ponce School Medicine, 1984—1987.

Research professor Escuela Graduada del Sur, 1986—1988. Library consultant Academia Singer, 1990—1992. Coordinator Integrated Model for At-Risk Young People, Sistemas Educativos y Empresariales, Maunabo, 1992.

Guidance counselor Administration Juvenile Institutes Commonwealth Puerto Rico, Ponce, 1995. Corporal United States Army, 1971-1971, Fort Jackson, South Carolina.


  • Certified counselor Department Health, Puerto Rico, 2005.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (book) Mejore su Autoestima en catorce días, Ensayos Variados, Manicomio, Senderos Poéticos, El Turno, Nuevos Surcos, Amaneceres.


Member Committee Construction Church, Ponce, 1974—1990. Vice president Albergue La Providencia, 2008. Member of American Library Association, ABESPRI, Puerto Rico Library.

Association, ASEGRABCI, Reforma: Bilingual Libraries.


Son of Cirilo del Carmen Toro Toro and María Lydia Vargas Vega. Married Lydia Mercedes Hurtado Mateo. Children: Francisco Javier Toro Hurtado, Carlos Javier Toro Hurtado, María del Mar Toro Hurtado, Tania Cristina Toro Hurtado.

Cirilo Vargas

Lydia Mercedes Hurtado Mateo

Francisco Javier Toro Hurtado Vargas

Carlos Javier Toro Hurtado Vargas

María del Mar Toro Hurtado Vargas

Tania Cristina Toro Hurtado Vargas