Monique Delatte
Instructional/Reference Librarian & Grant Writer, Adjunct

562.463.6642
mdelatte@riohondo.edu

EDUCATION

MSIS, The University of Texas at Austin

BS, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana


PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

Honors
  • Profiled in 2010 by Library Journal as one of 50 Movers & Shakers. Grant Leader. (2010, March). Library Journal, 135(5), 50.

Publications

  • Delatte, M. & Anderson, D. (2006). Ten Ways to Build a Reluctant Reader Library. Reaching Reluctant Readers, 1(1), 26.
  • Delatte, M. (Ed.). (2007). Home, Garden, & DIY. NextReads Web site: www.nextreads.com.
  • Delatte, M. (2008, July). Cultural Heritage Series for Young Adults. In A. Allesio (Ed.), Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults. (pp. 88 – 93). Chicago: Young Adult Library Services Association.
  • Delatte, M., & Guilmartin, L. A. (2008). Recommended Core Bibliography of Clothing and Textile Resources for Academic and Public Libraries. Reference and User Services Quarterly, 47(2), 318-323.
  • Delatte, M. (Ed.). (2008, August). Library Accessibility – What You Need to Know. Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies Web site: http://www.ala.org/ala/ascla/asclaprotools/accessibilitytipsheets/default.cfm
  • Delatte, M. (2009, Winter). Teen Tech Week: Find it! Shoot it! Shop It! Young Adult Library Services Journal, 6(2), 4-6, 9.
    • Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults top 25 recognition for Cultural Heritage Series for Young Adults, includes $250 award, publication in Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults, and acknowledgement at ALA.
  • Delatte, M. (2009, July). Beaten & Whipped Bias. In D. Cook & R. Sittler (Eds.), The Library Instruction Cookbook: 50+ Active Recipes for 1-Shot Sessions. Chicago: Association of College & Research Libraries.
  • Delatte, M. (2009, Summer). Project Morph: Bringing Fashion Rehab to Los Angeles Library Teens. Young Adult Library Services Journal, 7(4), 7-9, 11.
  • Delatte, M. (2009, September). Second Annual Celebration of Teen Read Week/Dia de los Muertos @ La Puente Library. In J. Lillian (Ed.), Cool Teen Programs Under $100. Chicago: Young Adult Library Services Association.

Committee Membership

  • (2007 – 2011). Reference and User Services Association, Reference Services Section, Library Services to the Spanish-Speaking Population Committee.
  • (2008). Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, Publications Committee.
  • 2009 – 2010). County of Los Angeles Public Library, Labeling and Holiday Committees.
  • (2007). County of Los Angeles Public Library, Wayfinding and Logo Committees.

Conference Participation

  • (2009, July). Cool Teen Programs under $100. Presentation and panel discussion at ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • (2008, June). Teen Tech Week @ La Puente Library. Poster session presented at ALA Annual Conference, Anaheim, California.
  • (2008, June). Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults: Living in a Diverse World. Poster session presented at ALA Annual Conference, Anaheim, California.

Conference Attendance

  • (2009, 2008, & 2006). ALA Annual Conference.
  • (2005). ALA Midwinter Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • (2008). NASA, To the Moon & Beyond Conference, Moffett Field, San Jose, California.
  • (2009 & 2007). California Library Association Conference, Pasadena and Long Beach, California.
  • (2007). Urban Libraries Council Partners for Successful Cities Conference, Cleveland, Ohio.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • (2010, Fall). Teach four-week, online ALA course, Growing, Managing, & Defending the Young Adult Budget.
  • (2008, April – present). Teach library orientation, children’s literature, community volunteerism, Web 2.0, and other information literacy classes for the Rio Hondo College Library.
  • (2008, December – present). Contribute to Project Rio Hondo: An e-Learning Tutorial. Presently, librarians teach students about library resources through on-campus orientations that reach 66%-75% of remedial and entry-level English classes. This innovative technology allows librarians to reach students off-campus also, expanding library outreach to include a greater number English classes.
  • (2008, June – present). Teach information literacy classes to young adults for County of Los Angeles Public Library.

GRANTS AUTHORED

  • (2010, April). We the People “More Perfect Union” bookshelf grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities for La Puente Library.
  • (2010, March). $500.00 grant awarded by Southern California Library Cooperative and Día California for El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros @ La Puente Library.
  • (2010, February). $1,300.00 professional development grant, designated recipient by ALA New Members Round Table/3M for attendance of ALA Annual Conference.
  • (2009, August). $20,000.00 grant awarded by Verizon Foundation and Target for Children’s Story Time @ Rio Hondo College Library: A Campus Collaboration.
  • (2009, August). $3,000.00 grant awarded by Target for Children’s Story Time @ Rio Hondo College Library: A Campus Collaboration.
  • (2009, August). $2,000.00 grant awarded by Target for Early Childhood Literacy @ La Puente Library.
  • (2009, May). $200.00 professional development grant awarded by Rio Hondo College Staff Development Committee for attendance of ALA Annual Conference.
  • (2008, December). $1,545.00 professional development grant awarded by Rio Hondo College Staff Development Committee for Reflection & Renewal Retreat.
  • (2008, October). $12,500.00 grant awarded by Verizon Foundation for Project Rio Hondo: An e-Learning Tutorial, an online, interactive library tutorial.
  • (2008, October). $5,000.00 grant awarded by Bank of the West for SMART board.
  • (2008, May). $1,000.00 grant awarded by Children’s Council of Los Angeles County for Gaming @ La Puente Library. Grant application written with Young Adult Board of La Puente Library.
  • (2008, May). $1,000.00 grant awarded by Friends of the Library for Gaming @ La Puente Library.
  • (2008, February). $500.00 grant awarded by the Young Adult Library Services Association for Teen Tech Week @ La Puente Library.
  • (2008, February). $10,000.00 grant awarded by The Wonder of Reading for renovation of and books for Hurley Elementary Library. Grant application written with Hurley Elementary Wonder of Reading Grant Committee.