• School librarian at Berwind Elementary School, Puerto Rico
  • Special librarian at Centro de Información del Programa de Asistencia Tecnológica de Puerto Rico
  • Academic librarian at the University of Puerto Rico, Chief of Library Services to Persons with Disabilities
  • Public Librarian at Queens Library, Co-Coordinator New Americans Program, public library manager specializing in the areas of services for immigrants and outreach to special populations
  • International library consultant
  • President of Information New Wave, a not for profit organization working with libraries and information workers in developing countries
  • Library Advocate at the United Nations
  • Library Advocate at New York City Council and grassroots
  • Library strategist with front-line librarians and with global library associations.


  • ALA President-Elect 2017-2018
  • ALA Executive Board Member 2015-Present
  • IFLA Governing Board Member, 2013-2015, 2015-2017
  • Chair of ALA's Committee on Membership Meetings leading efforts towards ALA's first Virtual Town Hall and the first two annual ALA Virtual Membership Meetings for ALA's 60,000 members
  • Chair ALA’s Intellectual Freedom Round Table
  • Chair the International Relations Committee
  • Lead team developing the ALA Presidential Initiative, Empowering Diverse Voices Leadership Video Series


  • National media conglomerate Impremedia and El Diario/ La Prensa named Loida an Outstanding Woman
  • The ALA’s International Relations Round Table named Loida a


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