Maria R. Estorino learned three important lessons from Esperanza Bravo de Varona, the longtime head of the University of Miami Libraries’ Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC).
“The first is that being passionate about what you do makes for a more successful and rewarding career. The second is to be persistent, to have a goal and continually work towards it no matter what obstacles arise. And the third: to value relationships and the importance of person-to-person contact,” Estorino explained.
A librarian associate professor who started working at the University of Miami Libraries in 2001, Estorino will now have the opportunity to apply those lessons on a new level. She has been appointed the Esperanza Bravo de Varona Chair of the CHC, succeeding the recently retired professor who established the collection and for whom the endowed chair is named. Continue reading »