Deborah Farber and Parisa Samaie join the LASC Library Staff--Los Angeles Southwest College adds two new full-time tenure-track faculty librarian positions.


southwest-farberDeborah Farber received her BA in Liberal Arts from California Lutheran University and her Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from San Jose State University.  Deborah is also a 2009 graduate of the Project MATCH internship program. Prior to joining the library faculty at Los Angeles Southwest College, Deborah was the solo librarian at Casa Loma College, a non-profit, private vocational nursing and allied health school with campuses in Van Nuys and Anaheim. She co-established library policies and procedures and presented orientations and workshops. In addition, she established DOCLINE membership for the college and served as Liaison with the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. Deborah is active in the profession and has served two terms on ACRL’s Community and Junior College Libraries’ Membership and Communications Committee and co-authored the program proposal for the Community and Junior College Libraries section: “Academic Libraries and Open Educational Resources : developing partnerships”.


When Deborah is not at the library, she enjoys Zumba, yoga and journaling.


southwest-samaleParisa Samaie received her BA from California State University, Long Beach with a major in Sociology and received her Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science from University of California, Los Angeles.

For the past 8 years, Parisa worked as a solo librarian at Koch-Young Resource Center library in Los Angeles, where her main duties included reference transaction, collection development, cataloging and activities for children with special needs. She also worked as adjunct librarian at Long Beach City College and El Camino Community College for the past 3 years, where she was responsible for reference services and instruction of library orientations. Parisa will be presenting this fall at the CLA in Sacramento. She enjoys walking, reading, and blogging in her free time.