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Ilene Zaleski-Vegazo, American librarian. Named Volunteer of Year Learn to Read Volunteers of Miami, 1989; Ilene Zaleski Day named in City of North Miami, 1991, 94, 2006; recipient Key to City of North Miami, 2006.


Zaleski-Vegazo, Ilene was born on September 26, 1946 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of John Dominic and Emily Viola (Jarvais) Zaleski-Vegazo.


Bachelor of Science in Zoology cum laude, University Massachusetts, 1968. Master of Library Science, University Rhode Island, 1973.


Biology teacher Northampton (Massachusetts) School for Girls, 1968-1969. Assistant circulation library University Rhode Island Library., Kingston, 1972-1973, audiovisual cataloger computerized cataloging library, 1973-1975. Assistant editor Deep Sea Research/Oceanographic Abstracts and Bibliography, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 1977.

Scientific book reviewer Small Press Review, Vermont, 1977-1978. Associate editor Oceanographic Literature Review, Woods Hole, 1978-1983. Consultant editor RP Record in Natural Resources and Environmental Management, 1983-1984.

Senior editor Woods Hole Data Base, 1983-1984. Assistant to director North Miami Public Library., 1984—2002, director, 2002—2006.


Young Men’s Christian Association fitness instructor, since 2007, Silver Sneakers instructor, since 2007, official delegate Governor's Conference on Libraries and Information Services, 1990. Judge Benjamin Franklin Awards Competition, since 1996. Member American Library Association, Florida Public Library.

Association (director-at large since 1994, secretary 1993, Library. Employee of Year 1989-1990), North Miami Woman's Club (president 1993-1995, vice president 1991-1993, treasurer 1989-1991), Florida Library. Association (chair awards committee 2005-2006), Dade County LIbr.

Association (scholarship chair 2004-2005), Association Florida Laubach Organizations (president 1990-1991), Train Collectors Association, Womans Club Deland (correspondent secretary since 2009), Rotary Club.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, bicycling, aerobics, travel, toy trains.


John Dominic Zaleski-Vegazo

Emily Viola (Jarvais) Zaleski-Vegazo