Have you noticed the eye-catching displays in the Library? Have you ever stopped to appreciate the brilliant 3-D window scenes in the hallway? Allow us to introduce you to the creator of these amazing decorations – part-time Library Clerk, Monique Myers. Come and check out Monique’s most recent display in the Library: Blind Date with the Book, dedicated to the upcoming Valentine’s Day. Books on Monique’s display are wrapped in paper, so you don’t know anything about it, just the genre. Pick a “single” book looking for a companion without knowing its title and, who knows, you may discover your new love!
What do you do at the library?
My job title is Circulation Clerk, which involves checking materials out to students and staff, and manning the circulation desk, assisting students needing help with library resources. I also discharge the returned materials and I am in charge of the displays and bulletin boards in and around the library.
Where does your expertise come from?
I have worked in a library from the time I was 16. I started at the Tecumseh branch of ACPL, and have also worked in Genealogy, Children’s Services, and the Shawnee branch. I worked in an academic library while attending college in Indianapolis and I worked in a library while I lived in Georgia for a few years. I have an Associate degree and I am currently working towards a Bachelor degree in general studies. From there I plan on continuing to get a Masters in Library Science.
With my art and displays, I am self-taught, and have no formal training. I draw inspiration from everywhere. My kids are a major influence. I have a passion for animals and cultural artwork, Dia de
los Muertos being my favorite.
What is unique about you that could be of service to the Ivy Tech community?
Having kids and also having experience working in Children’s Services at the Main Library, I have knowledge about juvenile books and authors. Working in so many different libraries, I have gained experience in searching the library collections for what you need.
What’s your favorite thing to do outside of the library?
Outside of the library, I love spending time with my kids whenever possible. We enjoy going to the zoo, bowling, putt-putt, parks, taking our dogs on a walk, going letterboxing, and having movie nights to name a few. Once the kids go to bed (and if I‘m not working on homework), I enjoy reading, playing video games, or working on whatever art project I am currently in the middle of.
Recommend a book to us that you enjoyed.
One of my favorite books is the fantasy novel Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. I like the Harry Potter series and a lot of Chuck Palahniuk’s books like Fight Club and Invisible Monsters. The Elephant and Piggie books are a series of early readers by Mo Willems. It never get old and always bring giggles.
Share a website.
If you would like to learn more about one of my family’s favorite hobbies, this website explains letterboxing more.
There are so many good ideas on this site. I can only let myself look if I have at least an hour to waste.