By Alison Steinberg Gurganus, San Diego Mesa College & Dan Crump, American River College
Many colleges now have the opportunity to hire more faculty and staff than has been possible in the recent past (read “Pandemic”). This also gives us the chance to look at hiring and retention activities with a new lens.
RCC is so happy to have Lua Gregory join our RCC team as Public Services Librarian. We know we will benefit from her breadth of experience.
Better late than never -- Rio Hondo College Library is proud to announce that 3 of our full-time faculty librarians have been granted tenure in Spring 2022!
Librarian Young Lee previously worked as an attorney until he made a career change and worked as the Reference and Electronic Services Librarian at the University of La Verne Law Library. Young joined Rio in November 2017 and has since been our de facto Electronic Resources Librarian (and provider of donuts, pastries, and other sweets to our Library Division).
Congratulations to our newly tenured library faculty!Camila Jenkin, Outreach Librarian, El Camino College Emily Moss, Librarian, Diablo Valley College Katrina Rahn, Librarian, City College of San Francisco Maggie Frankel, Librarian, City College of San Francisco Marie Varelas, Librarian, City College of San Francisco Michele McKenzie, Librarian, City College of San Francisco Ryan Gan, Systems Librarian, El Camino College
Congratulations to our newly promoted library faculty!
Congratulations to our newly hired library faculty!
Instruction Librarian Emily Moss was granted tenure in Spring 2022 at Diablo Valley College. At DVC, she has transformed the library’s approach to teaching by integrating the ACRL Framework in our information literacy instruction, and by developing information literacy curriculum and materials for online learners.
By Evelyn Lord, Laney College
Megdi Abebe has joined Laney Library for spring 2022 as a Librarian Intern.
Megdi will complete her Master of Science, Library and Information Science (MS/LIS) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in May. She is interested in a career in community college libraries. Megdi currently works as a library assistant at the Golden Gate Branch of the Oakland Public Library.
Cuyamaca College has 2 tenure track positions open. Closes March 14.
To apply, visit the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District job listing.
By Micaela Agyare, Foothill College
Cabrillo College Library welcomes Joanna Messer Kimmitt, Director of Library Programs & Services, and Kelsey Shapiro, Lead Library Technician. Also joining their adjunct faculty are Jolene Kemos and Shannon Greene.
Jolene Kemos started at the Library in August 2020. Jolene is also a local Teacher Librarian for Santa Cruz City Schools at the Branciforte Small Schools Campus Library. Her K-12 library serves public alternative school populations of The Ark, AFE, Costanoa and Monarch Community School.
The Crafton Hills College Library welcomes Natalie Lopez as our new Technical Services
Librarian. Natalie joined the library in August and is responsible for overseeing cataloging, the
Library’s LSP, and electronic resources. She received her MLIS from San Jose State University.
Natalie brings numerous years of academic and specialized library experience to the Crafton
Hills College Library. Most recently she was the Outreach Librarian at Palomar College. She
We welcome Ben Wingard as the new librarian at our Nevada County Campus library in Grass Valley. Ben previously worked at Cosumnes River College where he provided reference and instruction services and participated in various campus committees and workgroups. The NCC library is currently undergoing a renovation, so Ben will have the opportunity to provide input on the design of this exciting new learning commons space. Ben, it’s great to have you on board!
By Kacey Bullock, Sierra College
The Rocklin Campus library at Sierra College is excited to welcome Helen Alexander as Library Technical and Technology Specialist. Helen has extensive cataloging experience in higher education and truly loves to catalog new materials. We are excited to welcome her to our team in this full time role.