Tom was hired as a full-time Associate Librarian at Oxnard College on Jan. 6, 2000. Prior service was as a public librarian in Oklahoma City and Los Angeles. He also worked in a private law library in downtown LA for eight years. Tom wishes to express his appreciation to his colleagues in the Ventura CCD, as well as to those statewide library faculty with whom he served on the CCL-EAR Committee. Also, as part of the Library Services Platform selection project. Best wishes to the CCL community at large. Retirement plans are a bit vague, but include travel and R & R.

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.

College of San Mateo Library welcomes Valeria Estrada as our new Equity, Outreach, and Engagement Librarian at the College of San Mateo starting fall 2022, where she works with students, faculty, and staff in outreach efforts that promote equitable practices. She has over 28 years of experience working in public and academic libraries working her way up the library ladder to a librarian. She is a first generation Latinx college grad.
College of San Mateo Library welcomes Lia Thomas as our new Digital Services Librarian. Lia has served in the role in a temporary capacity since 2020 before being hired permanently this year. She received her MLIS from San Jose State and served her practicum at CSM Library and was hired as an adjunct in 2008. Lia has worked as a librarian and instructor in community colleges throughout the Bay Area, and is excited to continue her work in the areas of digital resources, information literacy, and OER/ZTC at CSM.

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.

Katrina Rahn joined the Santa Rosa Junior College library team as Electronic Resources Librarian in August 2022.

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!

Foothill College Library is pleased to welcome Destiny Rivera to the newly created position of Access & Information Services Librarian. After years without a Technical Services Librarian, we look forward to her help in maximizing access in the LMS to library resources, but the position also encompasses providing leadership in reference and helping grow our instruction program and OER initiatives.

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.

Jewell Ludwigsen is the new Librarian for the Tehachapi campus of Cerro Coso. She spent the last nine years serving as a Librarian with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Ludwigsen will oversee and develop library services for the Cerro Coso's rapidly expanding incarcerated student education program. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Tennessee, and a Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University.
By Coastline Community College Librarian Elizabeth Horan was granted tenure in Spring 2020 at Coastline Community College.

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. 

Public Services Librarian,
Nnekay FitzClarke.

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.

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!