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Pima Community College Library Newsletter: February 2022

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Check out Flipster for your favorite digital magazines (best on mobile devices). Choose from many popular titles such as Astronomy, Good Housekeeping, Discover, National Geographic, The New Yorker, People, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Sunset and so much more!

Flipster is available for PCC students, faculty, and staff. Click on the Flipster image above or follow the steps below.

Computer Steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Click on the magazine image located at the bottom right corner of the page
  3. Once the page opens, you can browse more titles by clicking on the Flipster logo located at the top left corner of the page.

Mobile Device Steps: Download the Flipster app

  1. Find my library: Pima Community College
  2. Log in with your PCC username and password
  3. Browse online magazines by category or title
  4. Download to read offline



Downtown Campus Library will have Culture Passes starting March 2022!

Desert Vista Library & West Campus Library are the other two libraries that also check out Culture Passes. Visit for more information on how to take advantage of this great service offered through Act One.

New & Noteworthy


East Campus Makerspace


banner image: "Together in our house... Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics" Reflect, design, tinker, innovate, experiment, learn, play, create


Have you had a chance to come and experience Pima Community Colleges East Campus Makerspace?! If you haven't, now's your chance! The East Campus Makerspace offers its services, tools, supplies, and materials free of charge to any currently registered students, faculty, and staff. We offer workshops and events as well as time for you to come in and work on specific projects. Come in and design a decal for a t-shirt (you just have to supply the shirt), make keychains, earrings, vinyl stickers, and more! These are just a few tools and materials that are offered in this great space, be sure to check out our online presence to see what it is all about (link below). We hope to see you soon.

  • 3D Printers (both large and small)
  • 3D Pens
  • Glowforge
  • Soldering Station
  • Vinyl cutter

We are open Monday through Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm.




Are you looking to read more in 2022? Check out our guide that highlights a number of diverse reading challenges and library materials that work for each challenge. New for this year: Read Harder Challenge 2022, Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) Challenge 2022, and the Reading Women Challenge. View the guide here:


Tech Tidbits

Support Your Tech with our Peripherals

Yes, the libraries have laptops. But did you know that we also have lots of other technology items to make your life easier? Check out the list below.

Emoji Key for Each Campus: 

🐺 East Campus, 🌻Desert Vista Campus, πŸ“šDowntown Campus, πŸ§ͺ Northwest Campus, 🌡 West Campus

Available Tech Items

Webcams: 🐺 πŸ“š 🌡 Already have a desktop computer? Check out a webcam with a built-in microphone to make it Zoom ready! 

Calculators: 🐺🌻 πŸ“š πŸ§ͺ🌡 We have scientific and graphic calculators for short term and longer term checkout 

Phone Chargers: 🐺🌻 πŸ“š πŸ§ͺ🌡 Keep your phone juiced up with our phone charging cables and bricks (we have cables for Apple lightning, USB-C, and micro-USB).

Stylus Pens: 🐺 πŸ“š 🌡 These pens make writing on tablets for math classes easier. 

Earbuds: πŸΊπŸŒ»πŸ“š πŸ§ͺ🌡 Forgot your headphones? We have some at the desk!

Laptop Chargers: πŸΊπŸŒ»πŸ“šπŸ§ͺAsk at the desk, we might have a laptop charger that works for you (models vary by campus).

Flash Drives: 🐺πŸ§ͺ🌡 Need to scan or save something on a flash drive? We have them!


Find Content You’ll πŸ’•Love πŸ’•Using Libby’s Filters

This month, we’ll explore how to sort and filter content by format (e-book or audiobook), popularity, and availability in the Libby app. Watch the video below and learn how!


Programs & Events

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Join us for the East Campus Makerspace's next event where we will be making bookmarks. Come and celebrate your books by making some awesome homemade bookmarks! 

The event will be on Tuesday February 22nd in the Makerspace (Room L-116) at East Campus. Come for the whole time or just drop in when you can. The event starts at 10:00am and goes until 12:00pm. 


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West Campus Library Lecture Series

Dangerous Ideas: Religious Extremism

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Join PCC philosophy professor and author Edip Yuksel for a discussion about the impacts an extreme religious ideology can have on society.

This will be a brown bag lunch and discussion session. Tuesday, March 22, from 12:00PM-1:00PM in the West Campus Library classroom. Bring your lunch and your curiosity!


New Library Staff

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Isabel Encinas

Library Services Technician, Desert Vista and West Campus Libraries

Fun Fact: I enjoy hiking, drawing, and watching frog videos.


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Casey Aldava

Library Services Specialist, Northwest Campus Library

Fun Fact:

I like to judge books by their covers, and my hobbies include candle-making and amateur pet photography.

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Jordan Confrey

Library Services Specialist, West Campus Library

Fun Fact:

In my free time I enjoy reading, binge watching, and playing with my kitten, Kareem.

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Rose Wynd

Library Services Specialist, East Campus Library

Fun Fact:

I'm an avid reader, music lover, and enjoy exploring Tucson!


Meet our Awesome Student Workers!

Meet our student workers and find out why they LOVE working in the library!

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Ryan - Downtown Campus Library

Ryan-Downtown Campus Library - As a Library Student Aide, I have the opportunity to work with knowledgeable library staff who care. The lively environment makes it so I can interact with peers and improve my professional abilities. Inventory projects, assisting with the book sale, and decorating for intercampus holiday competitions are just some of the fulfilling activities that we have completed. This job is perfect for students who want to gain valuable work experience while focusing on their studies. 

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Brian - Downtown Campus Library

Being new in Tucson, the library provided me the opportunity to meet new people every day in a friendly and fun environment. The best part is the flexible hours and the nicest staff that work here. The Downtown library gave me a flexible schedule and a fun environment. I get to meet new people every day. Both the staff and the experiences I had working here are great.

Daniel - Downtown Campus Library

The best job that a student can ask for is one that is flexible with their school schedule. This is one of the many reasons why I love working as a student worker at Pima College Downtown Campus Library. The staff at the library are supportive of the student workers and encourage us to do well in our academic studies. I’m fortunate to be part of the team at the Downtown Campus Library. 

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Linda - East Campus Library

My favorite part of working in the Library are my coworkers.

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Roy - Northwest Campus Library

*Picture is of Roy's book recommendation The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Working at the library is wonderful because you familiarize yourself with resources they offer, Textbooks, Laptops, or even a quiet place to study. Informing fellow classmates about the library is great because they too can get the tools to succeed.


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Kevin - Northwest Campus Library

My favorite part of working at the library is the friendly and helpful staff and the relaxed and quiet atmosphere. I also find the work interesting and being able to access an extensive variety of books. For readers like me, choosing one book is nearly impossible, so I tried to narrow it down to the most recent books over the last three years or so and have an interest in philosophy like me. My recommendation would be for them to read “The Open Society and its Enemies'' by Karl Popper. Not only have I read the book, but I consider it a valuable addition to my collection. 

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Lupita - Desert Vista Campus Library

My favorite part of working at the library is using creativity to bring captivating displays to life. I love this because as a reader, I tend to judge a book by its cover and I know many others do, so if I can use the aesthetic of a book to encourage reading, it is my honor to do so. 

My favorite book in the library at the moment is Frankenstein the original 1818 text by Mary Shelly.


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Ian - West Campus Library

What I like best about working in the library is interacting with students and patrons, everyone I come across has a whole new personality, it makes everyday more interesting. Something else I enjoy about working at the library is getting to work with my coworkers and the librarians, I have met some of the nicest people here. I also love seeing the amazing collection of books, movies, and cds we have; there is so much variety and many different genres. Looking around is fun because of all the many intriguing things that are here. 

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Karla - West Campus Library

*Picture is of Karla next to display she created

What I enjoyed most is the interaction by phone and in person with people of every age, culture, and personality type.  Talking about books with patrons. Another obvious and fun perk.  I really enjoy talking about books with patrons, whether they’re recommending it to me or vice versa. I always get excited when I see a patron taking out a book I read and I get to tell them that it’s really good. Working at the library has made me creative, we have to make signs and  displays for our patrons. It’s nice to come up with our own ideas or work off of ideas we find online and give them our own personal touches. The best thing that I like about working in the library is that I got to meet great coworkers that became friends.

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Malacya - West Campus Library

The best part of working in the library is meeting many different people and having interesting conversations with them. I have made friends with both coworkers and patrons here and I really enjoy coming to work every day. I'm also an organizational person so I love making sure every book is put back in its right spot and making the shelves look neat. This job has allowed me to have great experiences and I have definitely learned a lot.

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Manuel "Many" - West Campus Library

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I love helping people and being able to contribute to the improvement of the library services.


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