October 15, 2018

Mariana Bojorquez '16, MLIS '18 has been named the Latino Engagement Librarian at the Evanston Public Library. She will work to provide library services for the Evanston Latino community both within and beyond the walls of the library, with an extra emphasis on the needs of Evanston's growing population of Spanish speaking residents. 

Maria, who graduated from Dominican University with a Master's in Library and Information Science in 2018, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her father was a bus driver for the LA school district and is bilingual; her mother speaks Spanish only.

She states, “I'm privileged to be in the position to engage and collaborate with the Spanish-speaking community and our own library staff to uncover and address the unique needs of our Latino community. I hope to bring a new perspective with my presence and to encourage the Latino/a's of Evanston to see the library as an institution that can have a meaningful impact on their lives and the lives of their children through relevant programming."

Read more: Library Welcomes New Latina Engagement Librarian Mariana Bojorquez