The Northwest library location is a full service library for both the public and students. With four study rooms and plenty of furniture nooks, there is room for everyone to relax and work in the library. Computers are available and it is conveniently located one floor above the tutors!
Kris Swank has been the Northwest Campus Library Dept. Head since 2009, and before that was a Librarian at West Campus. She teaches in the Honors program at Pima, and online for the Language and Literature program at Signum University. She has also taught business communications for NAU. She's currently working on a PhD in J.R.R. Tolkien.
Monique has been an Education Support Faculty Librarian at Pima since 2010. She holds two advanced degrees: MLIS and an MS. Every day opportunities to work with students, faculty, staff and library colleagues are valuable components of her work. In addition to her academic library experience, she has a background in public librarianship, school librarianship, health science librarianship, archives (Southwest U.S. and Arizona history), and secondary education teaching.
The NW Library offers a relaxing environment with comfortable furniture for our public areas. We surveyed students to identify their library furniture preferences and we studied the ways groups utilized the different spaces of the NW library. We used this data to create areas with:
Technology & Study Rooms
Incorporating technology into our four study rooms has contributed to increased usage by students.
We also offer iPads, laptops, graphing calculators, virtual reality cube, a Flip Video camera, charging cords for Apples and Androids, and a digital camera for students to check out.
Northwest library also houses the ASL for students taking ASL in room B303.
Lupita has been with Pima since 2011 and began her PCC Library role in 2017. Working in the Library has been amazing for Lupita. She loves being surrounded by books and by the people who read them. When she's not "Lupita---the Library Services Specialist", she is a mom to a growing boy, a Husky, and an Akita. Tucson has been her home since birth and she enjoys climbing rocks, napping, drinking coffee, eating, and having adventures with her little family.