Dr. Margarita Vargas-Betancourt awarded Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship

Margarita Vargas-Betancourt
Join us in congratulating Dr. Margarita Vargas-Betancourt, UF Associate Librarian and Latin American & Caribbean Special Collections Librarian in the Department of Special & Area Studies Collections for being awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage at Rare Book School for 2020-2022!
She was among more than 60 librarians and archivists who applied to this competitive fellowship program, which will advance understandings of multicultural collections while providing professional development opportunities for early- to mid-career professionals like Dr. Vargas-Betancourt, who are currently working in a special collections library, archive, or other cultural heritage institution located in the United States.
The selected fellows identify with diverse racial or ethnic communities and/or work primarily with collections that document minority, immigrant, and non-Western cultural traditions; they will strive to raise awareness about multicultural collections within their profession, while also building bridges with local community members and the broader public.