Grant-hounding, writing for Young Adult Library Services Journal,
co-authoring a bibliography for Reference and User Services Quarterly, teaching
an online course for the Young Adult Library Services Association,
contributing to three books published by ALA, and ALA subcommittee
work such as editing papers regarding library accessibility --- these
are but a few of the activities in which Monique Delatte has engaged
since beginning her library career in 2005. Profiled in 2010 by Library Journal as
one of 50 movers & shakers, Monique is an expert in marketing
library services to decision-makers. Since 2008, she has authored
and co-authored nearly $75,000.00 in grants.
Monique has experience in both academic and
public libraries, having worked for County of Los Angeles Public Library
for five years as a children’s/teen/ reference services librarian,
and for Rio Hondo College Library for two years as an adjunct librarian/grant
writer. A Louisiana native and graduate of the iSchool at the University
of Texas at Austin (where her focus was reference services), Monique
brings a bit of southern charm to the William T. Boyce Library in
her new role as acquisitions librarian.
If the library
seemed busy to you during the first two weeks of school, it was!
During those two weeks, 64,965 people came through the doors.* That’s
a 6.28% increase from 2009 and the highest attendance since the library
has been recording this data.
The highest attendance on a single day
was 8,421. Library statistics also show that students quickly got
down to studying. 9,421 items were loaned to our users, including
books, reserve books, laptops, peripherals and other items.
*This statistic counts people going in and out of the library
more than once as another person using the library each time