Ingrid Betancourt


Hispanic Services Coordinator at the Newark Public Library and head of Ethnic Services and Collections. Arrived at the library in 1980. Helped found La Sala, a room for service Spanish speakers, as well as the NJ Hispanic Research and Information Center which contains the Puerto Rican Community Archives. Later, assistant director and interim director of the library. The library’s first Hispanic director.

Honored as Outstanding Community Advocate in the 1988 Puerto Rican Day Parade.

1989, Star Ledger


“Springfield Library is Reopened” Star Ledger Sept 18, 1989

“Librarian Reaches Out to Latino Community” Star Ledger Feb 24, 2008

“Statewide Parade will Honor Puerto Rican Women” Star Ledger Jul 18, 1988