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NEH Chairman's Emergency Grant for the General Library at the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
Jaquelina Alvarez, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

Grant details:

University of Illinois librarian to help Puerto Rican libraries with disaster recovery (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Jodi Heckel
Publication: Illinois News Bureau
Date: 12/21/2017
Abstract: Miriam Centeno, the Collections Care Coordinator for the U. of I. Library, will spend two weeks in January in Puerto Rico helping librarians assess and repair damage to their collections, thanks to NEH support to UPRM Library.

Bibliotecas de la UPR se capacitan para enfrentar desastres naturales (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Maria Andrea Arbeláez
Publication: Diálogo UPRM
Date: 1/22/2018
Abstract: UPRM’s Library successfully solicited a grant to the NEH to help them and other cultural institutions in Puerto Rico to train their staff in disaster preparedness and asses their damage. The assisting professionals also received donated kits from the ALA and the Gaylord Company with protective gear and information.

How three librarians began to rebuild in a “New Puerto Rico” (Media Coverage)
Publication: Smile Politely
Date: 1/31/2018
Abstract: Two campus librarians from UPRM with Miriam Centeno from UIUC, started an island-wide effort to restore, preserve, and strengthen cultural institutions in Puerto Rico. What originally started as a one-time training at UPRM, grew into three conferences held at different points in the island, impacting all kinds of cultural institutions with support of NEH.

Preservation Challenges in Puerto Rico (Media Coverage)
Publication: American Libraries Magazine
Date: 2/1/2018
Abstract: In the side column, Miriam Centeno explains how she connected with UPRM library staff after the hurricane, applied for NEH grant and the impact the training she performed had on the Island.

Preservación y preparación ante desastres (Media Coverage)
Publication: Prensa UPRM
Date: 2/2/2018
Abstract: The UPRM’s General Library solicited and successfully achieved an emergency grant given by the NEH to buy the materials necessary to clean and preserve the collections and train their staff in collections care and preventative methods. This effort extended to the rest of the island to public and private cultural institutions.

Orientan sobre cómo preserver colecciones en el RUM (Media Coverage)
Publication: Prensa UPRM - YouTube Channel
Date: 3/4/2019
Abstract: With the purpose to train their staff in collection care in the face of a disaster, the UPRM’s General Library solicited the NEH an emergency grant that facilitated training and materials allocated to preserving their collections.

UI expert helping Puerto Rico libraries assess, repair hurricane damage (Media Coverage)
Publication: The News-Gazette
Date: 5/1/2018
Abstract: Miriam Centeno provided consultation to UPRM’s Library to improve preservations and disaster preparedness activities thanks to a grant awarded by NEH.

La Biblioteca continúa su jornada de preparación (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Ídem Osorio De Jesús
Publication: Prensa UPRM
Date: 3/12/2020
Abstract: Miriam Centeno's Interview about her third visit at the UPRM campus.