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Learning Resources at MDC, Hialeah Campus


Valda Adeyiga

Christina M. Dillon

Valda Adeyiga is currently a Library Professor at the Hialeah Campus of MDC and the Learning Resources librarian Liaison to the School of Education at MDC. Her educational background includes a Doctor of Education from Florida International University and a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. A librarian at MDC since 2000, she has supported student learning in the roles of administrator and faculty. She has taught LIS2004 Strategies for Online Research both face-to-face and in the Virtual College. For the past few years, she has also been a Presenter and Coach for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), offered by Center for Institutional and Organizational Learning (CIOL) at MDC. Most recently in 2019, she was Presenter of the webinar entitled: Conducting a Review of the Literature, for the President’s Innovation Fund.

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Christina Machado Dillon is a Learning Resources Professional for Miami Dade College, Learning Resources, at the Hialeah Campus. She received her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Florida Atlantic University and holds a Master of Arts Degree in Library Information Science from Florida State University. Prior to joining Miami Dade College in 2016, Christina worked for the Hialeah Public Libraries, first as Collection Development Librarian and later as Library Services Supervisor. In addition to her current position, she has also served as an instructor of Intro to Online Research.

Christina is a native Floridian, born of Cuban immigrants. She enjoys spending time with her family, and if time permits, reading and watching classic films. She hopes to instill the same love of reading in her children.

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Melissa Mirabal
Teresa Cusidor

Melissa Mirabal is an Information Literacy Instructor for Miami Dade College’s Learning Resources department. She was born in Havana, Cuba, and raised in Hialeah, Florida. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in Information from Florida State University. She joined Miami Dade College in 2023 where she helps students research and find resources.

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Teresa Cusidor, also known as Tess, is the Academic Support Writing Coach and is an almuni of Miami Dade College. She graduated with a B.A. in English Literature with a certificate in Public and Professional Writing from Florida International University (FIU). In a typical session with her, students work on writing skills according to their own goals. As she work with students, Tess always reminds them of their larger goals as students of MDC. She hopes they see their time as not only productive for a class grade but also as readiness for their future.

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Nerys Torralbas  

Nerys Torralbas is the Associate Director of the Hialeah Campus Learning Resources. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Florida International University and a Master of Arts degree in Library and Information Science from University of South Florida. Nerys has been supporting student learning at Miami Dade College since 2012. She works closely with faculty and various departments to promote digital literacy and information literacy through library instructions.

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