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Danilo H. Figueredo Edit Profile

librarian , writer

Danilo H. Figueredo, American librarian, writer. Recipient award, Cuban Masons West New York, 1986, Alumni award, Montclair State University, 1996, St. Martin U.'s Presidential medal, 2006.


Figueredo, Danilo H. was born on July 16, 1951 in Guantanamo, Cuba. Son of Danilo Simaco and Norma Luz Figueredo.


Bachelor, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, New Jersey, 1976. Master of Library Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1978. Master of Arts, New York University, New York City, 1988.


Branch library Union City Public Library., New Jersey, 1978—1979. Director, bilingual program Newark Public Library., 1979—1983. Latin american bibliographer New York Public Library., New York City, 1984—1986, assistant chief map division, 1986—1988.

Executive director New Jersey Library. Association, Trenton, 1988—1990. Library director Bloomfield College, since 1990.

Literature consultant Lectorum Publications, New York City, 1985—1995, Bilingual Publications, New York City, 1985—2000. Editor Multicultural Review, Tampa, Florida, 1999—2008.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (history books) Brief History of the Caribbean, Latino Chronology, Complete Idiot's Guide to Latino History and Culture, (children's books) When This World Was New (Best Children's Book, 1999), The Road to Santiago (International Illustrator Society's award, 2004), Cleaning Day, (language book) Complete Idiot. S Guide Para Aprender Ingles.


Member Friends of Library., Piscataway, since 2003. Helper Grace Alliance Vacation Bible School, 1997—2007. Board member American Mosaic, Greenport, Connecticut, since 2007, Middlesex College Hispanic Advisory Board, New Jersey, 2002—2008.

Member of American Library Association.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, reading, coin collecting/numismatics, movies.


Married Yvonne Massip. Children: Daniel A., Gabriela Elise.

Danilo Simaco

Norma Luz Figueredo

Yvonne Massip

Daniel A. Figueredo

Gabriela Elise Figueredo