monnee_headshot_sierra [Portrait taken for Citizens of Central by IDEA Lab Tech Team Intern Sierra]

Hello, I’m Monnee Tong. I am a teen services librarian in the Pauline Foster Teen Center of the new San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common in the East Village of downtown San Diego.

I coordinate the California State Library LSTA-funded teen multimedia lab, the IDEA Lab, and supervise the IDEA Lab Tech Team Internship, a program for e3 Civic High teens to learn about multimedia and develop workplace skills. In my previous career, I was the design and picture editor for Sally Ride Science, a company founded by the late Sally Ride, that is committed to fostering the STEM interests of middle school students.

In 2011/2012, I was a Librarians for Diverse Communities participant, and in 2014, I was an ALA Emerging Leader.

You can connect with me on LinkedIn, on Twitter @librarianmo, or by email at monnee@gmail.com.