June 28, 2022
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Largo, MD – The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is proud to celebrate the outstanding achievements of staff members, which have included local, statewide, and national awards in recent years. Communications Specialist Silvana Quiroz, who joined the Library in April 2022, received an EMMY® Award at the 64th Capital Emmy Awards on Saturday, June 25. Her segment, “Mi familia,” received an award in the diversity/equity/inclusion - long form content category. Quiroz served as the executive producer of the segment with Bravo Films. The video and award announcement are available for viewing here.
The winning segment is a mini-documentary that shares the story of a mental health program called Mi Familia. The program’s impact over 20 years is reflected in three powerful stories. This film is Quiroz’s third EMMY® Award, having previously been recognized for work documenting the impact of hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and a non-profit organization that helps immigrant women access treatment for breast cancer.
“On behalf of the PGCMLS team, I congratulate Silvana on her outstanding accomplishment,” said Nicholas A. Brown, the Library’s chief operating officer for communication and outreach. “Silvana’s excellence in journalism and communications brings to light stories that help strengthen the local community.”
Silvana is a member of the Library’s Public Relations/Marketing Department, coordinating media relations and supporting the Library’s internal and external communications. “I'm happy to be part of the PGCMLS communications team and I'm ready to bring my craft into creating content that highlights the work the Library has been doing in the community,” said Quiroz.
In addition to her work at PGCMLS, Quiroz is the chief executive officer/news director of Zoom Latino LLC and founder of Squiroz Communications, a company that provides services to non-profit organizations such as Casa Ruben Foundation. She has also worked as Development and Communications Manager at La Clínica del Pueblo. Silvana comes from a journalism background, working as a reporter, anchor, and executive producer for Univision, News Director at Telemundo ZGS radio, communications director at Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, and a reporter for Telemundo 44 in Washington, DC.
About Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) helps customers discover and define opportunities that shape their lives. The Library serves the 967,000+ residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland through 19 branch libraries, a 24/7 online library, and pop-up services throughout the community. PGCMLS is a responsive and trusted community-driven organization. Programs, services, and outreach activities serve booklovers, immigrants and refugees, job seekers, children, young professionals, seniors, and families alike. PGCMLS is the recipient of the 2021 Urban Libraries Council Top Innovator Award for Workforce and Economic
Development. Learn more at pgcmls.info/about-us.