Nicole Gaudier Alemañy was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and grew up in Jacksonville, Florida.
In May 2014, Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of North Florida in History and in Art with a concentration in Art History. She went on to complete her Masters of Arts in Art History at Florida State University, concentrating in Renaissance Art & Architecture, in May of 2016. Then in December 2018, she completed her Masters of Science in Information at Florida State University.
While studying at FSU, Nicole worked in the Scholars Commons department of the Robert Manning Strozier library. She worked first as a Library and Museum Assistant from 2015-2016, and then as the Collection Development Library Associate from 2016-2019. Nicole is currently a youth services librarian at the Jacksonville Public Library in Jacksonville, FL.
Nicole encourages youth of all ages to read and enjoy the library’s resources. She firmly believes that readers should have access to diverse and inclusive works that often reflect their own experiences. An avid reader her entire life, she enjoys reading books in various genres and several languages. Nicole is especially fond of works with illustrations demonstrating the illustrator’s style and influences.
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Nicole Gaudier Alemañy
8447 Stables Road
Jacksonville, Florida, 32256