New Chair of the Library Deparment: David Garza

“I’m an Angeleno and have studied and worked in the Los Angeles area all my life. I went to Cal State LA for a philosophy B.A. and UCLA for my library science Master’s.


My librarianship began as a student worker in the CSULA library, then in the library of the Los Angeles Times, where I worked in the database preparation section and briefly as a reference librarian. Academic librarianship followed with a few years at Loyola Marymount University, to where I’ve been for more than 15 years now: Los Angeles Mission College. Here at Mission I’ve worn very different hats: instructional librarian, circulation supervisor, cataloger, and now chair of the department. The campus and student body reward and enliven me daily, and I hope to build on the great work of our previous librarians.”