Monica joined the NoveList team in March 2020 as a Metadata Librarian. She earned her MSLIS from the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While there, Monica discovered a love of cataloging and was fortunate enough to work as a Cataloging Graduate Assistant in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, handling books such as first editions of Jane Austen. An avid reader since before she can remember, NoveList is a place where she can continue to blend her two favorite aspects of librarianship, readers’ advisory, and cataloging.
Monica is a huge fan of reading romance, but can also be found reading fantasy, science fiction, manga, and truly any book, regardless of genre, that has the good fortune of catching her eye. Even though sitting down with tea and a good book ranks highly in things she likes to do, Monica also enjoys many other activities, including creating theatre, archery, crafting, and swing dancing, just to name a few.