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Welcome to the Library: West Campus Library

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About West Campus Library

The West Campus (WC) Library is the oldest and largest, in terms of physical space and size of the collection, of the five College libraries. The WC Library occupies the entire third floor of the Santa Catalina building. The overall footprint of the third floor is approximately 24, 000 square feet. The second floor of the Santa Catalina building is mainly taken up with the Academic Computer Commons and the Learning Center (tutoring).

The WC Library has open seating/study space for 100+ students. There are nine group study rooms that accommodate 4-5 students, and one large group study room that accommodates 10- 12 students comfortably. There is “soft” seating for 25 students; the “soft” seating was recently replaced and the stacking-style chairs were reupholstered.

The physical layout of the WC Library is arranged to make our service areas prominent and to make it easy to staff during non-peak times. 

About the Library Team

The Librarians at WC take pride in their public service efforts. Individual reference assistance is as high of a priority to the Librarians as group instruction. The Librarians maintain very positive relations with the other faculty at WC. The Librarians at WC have also traditionally been campus and college-wide leaders. The classified staff at the Library (Library Specialists) are very competent and take their public service responsibilities seriously.

Chris Schipper, Campus Library Department Head

 

I am a newer resident to Tucson, having moved here from New Mexico in January, 2019. While originally from the Midwest (Iowa), my love for mountains and the desert brought me to the beautiful Four Corners area, where I've been living for the past thirteen years with my spouse, and a variety of cats. Hobbies and interests include: reading (surprise), hiking, photography, music, film, antiques, cooking, and gardening. I am eager to continue exploring my new home, and I'm excited to discover new trails, as well as new restaurants. Prior to coming to Pima, I worked as the library director at San Juan College in New Mexico. I have a Bachelor's in Philosophy, in addition to my Master's in Library & Information Science. Both degrees were conferred by the University of Iowa.

Lisa Hodgkins, Librarian

As a child I wanted to be a librarian and my dream came true! I'm a native of Washington, DC, but lived in a number of cities and three countries before settling in Tucson. My favorite things are reading, hiking, collecting old photographs and watching classic films on a cold day while sipping a cup of coffee. My current research obsession is late 19th and early 20th century fashion, and my book on this subject will be published in Summer 2022. Helping Pima students is the best job in the world because every day I learn something new.

contact me at: lhodgkins@pima.edu

Sandra Ley, Librarian

Hi there! I'm the Fashion, Visual & Digital Arts librarian at PCC. I have a B.A. in Art History and a Master's in Library Science. My professional background spans museum and gallery work in the decorative arts and translating for the Italian gold jewelry industry. I've published within the Encyclopedia of World Dress & Fashion and Bloomsbury Fashion Central, and founded the Art Library Society's Fashion, Textile & Costume Librarians' Special Interest Group. I love helping students who are passionate about pursuing a career in the creative fields. Reach out if I can help you with research, art projects, or developing a personal aesthetic. I'm a U.S-Italian citizen and I've been living in Arizona for over a decade. The Southwestern aesthetic and early 13th century Italian reliquaries are particular interests of mine. Come and say hello in English or Italian!

West Campus Library

Location 

2202 W. Anklam Rd., Santa Catalina Bldg. 3rd floor, Tucson, AZ 85709-0070
206-6821
 

Services

  • Printing
  • Computers (public and student)
  • Study Rooms
  • Course Reserve Textbooks
  • And much more! 

Robbie Lopez, Library Services Specialist

I am a born and raised desert rat who has always called Tucson my home. I am relatively new to the library world, as I am currently pursuing my Master's Degree in Library and Information Science and just started with PCC Libraries in March 2019. My previous career was in the nonprofit world and I received my Bachelors Degree in Nonprofit Leadership & Management from Arizona State University. My previous nonprofit experiences and community work have fueled my journey into librarianship, where my passions lie in social justice, acessibility, advocacy, representation and support for POC (people of color), the Latinx/Chicanx community, QTPOC (queer & trans people of color), immigrant communities, the disabled community, and all the intersections inbetween. In my non-library life I love watching cult classic movies, enjoying music of all genres, treasure hunting in thrift stores, hanging out with my three dogs, and teaching my nieces and nephews the joys of old horror movies.

 

Monica Caraballo, Library Services Specialist

Emily Besich, Librarian

Hi! I love helping with citation and formatting quandaries, showing how to use our wonderful website, and guiding people to just the right resource in our library collection. I have been a Pima employee since 2016, I currently work at the Downtown and West Campus Libraries,

I'm a Tucson native who loves exploring our city, browsing estate sales, and making food and craft projects at home. 

My first priority is helping PCC students, faculty, and staff. Reach out at any time--I am here for you!

You can email me at: ebesich@pima.edu

Jordan Confrey, Library Services Specialist

I have lived in Tucson my whole life. I have recently gotten my Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Arizona where my primary focus was working with young adults in the library. I love helping people find books in the library. In my free time I enjoy reading, binge watching, and playing with my kitten, Kareem.