Meet Your Middle & High School Services Team

Latonia Jackson, Manager of Middle & High School Services

Before joining the library in January 2022, Latonia spent more than 20 years working at Oak Park and River Forest High School, most recently as Outreach Coordinator. She has extensive work and volunteer experience serving teens and their families and is passionate about making a difference in their lives. More about Latonia »


Alana Gray

Alana Gray, Programming Specialist

Alana has worked at the library, first as a shelver and then as a library assistant, since 2017. Joining this team in 2022, she has a passion for social justice issues, enjoys reading, and gaming.


Alex Gutierrez

Alex Gutierrez, Librarian

Alex began at the library as a volunteer in 2016. He then became a part-time employee who assisted with young adult collection management and program planning. In 2019, he earned his Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University, and was hired as a librarian in Oak Park in 2020.


Amy Hofmockel

Amy Hofmockel, Digital Learning Librarian

Amy has a passion for digital learning and literacy and is always looking for ways to create those “ah-ha!” moments for students in middle and high school. She enjoys writing, tech gadgets, board games, and baking. She started in Oak Park as a library assistant in 2014, earned her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2018, and was hired as a digital learning librarian in 2021.


Marché Pernell

Marché Pernell, Programming Supervisor

Marché, before joining the team in April 2022, served as a teen library associate for Chicago Public Library and taught English to middle and high school students in Chicago. She has a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University.


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