Melbourne Delaney

United States. Born 31/12/1975

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Melbourne Delaney - Volunteering Profile

A Life Less Ordinary

I was born in London, England to a Guyanaese mother. When I was eight years old, my mother and I moved to the United States. I grew up in the greater Los Angeles area where I went on to study Cinema at the University of Southern California. After that, I worked as a substitute teacher and library assistant for a few years, whilst pursuing graduate degrees in Writing and Library Science. I worked as a Librarian at the Cerritos Library for eight years where I developed programs and workshops for youth. I currently work for the King County Library System as a Teen Services Librarian. There, I develop programs and services for teens, as well as work with local organizations to advocate for services and promote their overall health. In my free time I enjoy writing, traveling, running and exercising, watching football (soccer), and attending music and arts events.

South East Asia, South America, Argentina, Bhutan, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand

Conservation Work
Human Rights Work
Social Work

Fluency in Spanish with the capacity to read and write. Workshop and program development for youth: (i.e. creative writing, reference and research instruction, games, health and wellness)

Foundation Funkollective and People's Core: 1996 - 2001
Los Angeles County Library System: 1996 - 1998