Graduate Exit Survey response to the question: Please share a favorite memory or any thoughts you have about your PCC experience: "Getting help from the East Campus [library team], they are so nice and willing to help you. They are wonderful people!!”
A handwritten card from a student to all of us: “Thank you!! For giving me the tools I need to succeed.”
The youngest and only male with three older sisters. I wore girl hand-me-downs till mid-second grade. Who could tell it was the seventies. At eight I ran through a plate glass door. When I was 11 I was shot in the leg by my friend. I managed to run home but fainted prior to the patio door. At 13 while sailing the Chesapeake Bay I managed to capsize my next-door neighbor’s 18-foot daysailer. In high school, I totaled three cars in imitation of Luke Duke (The Dukes of Hazzard!). And while training at Ft. Bragg was struck by lightning. A decorated veteran of the First Gulf War. According to the internet, librarian is one of the 10 safest jobs in America. That is why I am a librarian.
I joined the East Campus Library in January 2022, and am excited to be here! I received my Bachelor's degree in eSociety at the University of Arizona and am currently working towards a Master's in Library & Information Science at the University of Arizona. I am interested in All The Things - especially helping to get your questions answered - but my favorite hobbies include reading books, listening to music, gardening, mending, hiking, and exploring fun places in Tucson. See you in the library!
PCC Vet Tech program dogs go on daily walks through the library. The benefit of these furry visitors goes both ways-- interacting with the dogs is a stress relief for students, and exposing the dogs to new people and environments helps their socialization skills to make them ready for adoption when they “graduate” at the end of the semester.
I started working at Pima Community College in 1994, yes ages ago!! I started at Library Technical Services as a cataloger and in 2002 I got the chance to come to East Campus and I have enjoyed it so much, the colleagues and students have been wonderful.
I have been married to my college sweetheart Gene for 30 years and we have 2 furball kitty girls, Ellie and Lana, who are part tortoiseshell and gray tabby and are totally spoiled by us! I enjoy reading, golfing and relaxing with the girls and watching and cheering for the Arizona Cardinals football team with my hubby.
Emily has been at East Campus Library for over 6 1/2 years. She received her bachelor's degree in Fine art at Utah State University and her Masters in Library Science at the University of Arizona. Emily loves anything to do with art and books and has loved working at Pima Community College and helping the students with their library and research needs.