Latanya Jenkins Camden Catholic

📅February is Black History Month, and to celebrate, CCHS is highlighting Black Alumni who have made a difference in the world.

📚Latanya Jenkins '94, was posthumously inducted into the CCHS Hall of Fame this year for her incredible academic achievements as a researcher and librarian at Temple University. 

🎓Latanya grew up in Pennsauken, earning her undergraduate degree at Franklin & Marshall and Master's in Library Science at Drexel University. 

☘️Her time at CCHS was filled with activity. “Tanny,” as her friends called her, was a member of the National Honor Society, the French National Honor Society, the Mock Trial Team, the Editor of the Shamrock Newspaper, a member of Student Government, President of the Biology Club, Vice-President of the French Club and of the Health Careers Club, a member of the Black Culture Club, the Drama club, and the Respect for Life Club.

🦉Latanya was a respected academic/reference librarian at Temple University and was the liaison for Temple’s Africology and African American department. 

🌎She accomplished so much during her all-too short life, including: being an award-winning co-author of the book, Government Information Essentials, which was awarded the Margaret T. Lane & Virginia F. Saunders Memorial Research Award in 2019, she was an International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions fellow for the World Library and Information Congress, and a past Association of Research Libraries diversity scholar. She was part of the first inaugural meeting of the Association of African American librarians, Archivists and Curators. She was also an ally and member of Temple University & University Press Diversity & Inclusion committee.

☘️CCHS celebrates your memory, Latanya! We are inspired by your legacy.  

Click below for an interview with Latanya about her academic and professional career.