Monnee Tong * Librarian

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On SDPL’s red carpet

Hello, I’m Monnee Tong. I am a librarian in the art, music, and recreation section of the new San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common.

I provide reference, organize a lecture series with San Diego’s art community called Artful Conversations, create resource guides in conjunction with local exhibitions, act as the liaison to our partner SABR (the Society for American Baseball Research,) and coordinate the new teen multimedia lab, the IDEA Lab.

I have been a librarian at San Diego Central Library since I graduated in June 2012 from the University of Washington’s iSchool after working in fine-art and educational publishing for 7 years. I received my B.A. degree in the History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley and completed a certificate in graphic design from Parsons The New School for Design.


During construction of the new Central Library

In 2011/2012, I was a Librarians for Diverse Communities grant recipient and am a 2014 ALA Emerging Leader.