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Marian Toledo Candelaria

  • Manager for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Office Location

Bavaro Hall 118
PO Box 800919
417 Emmet Street S
Charlottesville, VA 22903


Marian Toledo Candelaria (she/they) is the manager for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, where she manages the daily operations of the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI). Her role includes supporting and communicating the goals for access and success detailed in EHD’s Inclusive Excellence Plan, and collaborating and supporting students, faculty, and staff in their DEIA goals. She holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Guelph in Ontario, and has worked in Canadian and Puerto Rican higher education teaching and supporting international, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and differently-abled students for over ten years. She is passionate and committed to broadening access to education for diverse student populations, and wants to support others in building strong foundations in cultural competencies and DEIA.

Currently, she serves in the American Library Association’s Rare Book and Manuscript Section (RBMS) Diversity, and Instruction & Outreach committees, and she is an American Library Association Spectrum Scholar for 2022-23. Toledo Candelaria is also completing her Master’s of Library and Information Science at Simmons University. 


Ph.D., University of Guelph, 2018
M.A., King's College London, 2011
Graduate Diploma, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, 2009
B.F.A., Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico, 2008