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 »


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 of Library and Information Science degree from Dominican University, and was hired as a librarian in Oak Park in 2020.


Barbara Sutton

Barbara Sutton, Library Assistant

Barbara joined this library in October 2022. You can find her always smiling, full of positive energy, sharing encouraging thoughts, and being supportive in any way she can.


Marcelino Ramos

Marcelino Ramos, Library Assistant

Marcelino joined the library in July 2023. He enjoys meeting people from around the world and spending time with his daughter.


Marché Pernell

Marché Pernell, Supervising Librarian

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 of Library and Information Science degree from Dominican University.


Synovia Knox

Synovia Knox, Programming Specialist

Synovia joined the library in March 2023. Reading, finding new shows, and listening to music are three of her favorite pastimes. She is also passionate about hip hop!