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Pima Community College Library Newsletter: September 2022

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Image text: Enjoy a semester of fun. Library punch card. Complete your card before the end of the semester and get a cool prize from our makerspace.

Explore the library's resources this semester! Grab a library punch card and check in with library desk staff as you complete the tasks on the card. Win prizes and join us for a celebration at the end of the semester!

Image text: Check out a culture pass. Review a book. Check out an item. Follow us on social media. Try the Libby app. Use the Little Free Library. Suggest an item. Free! Try LibChat. Watch a movie on Kanopy. Try Flipster or a Mag. Like or comment on a post. Bring in a friend. Attend a Library event. Take a selfie in the library.



Image text: Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15. This year's theme is: "Unidos: Inclusivity for a stronger nation." The theme encourages us to ensure that all voices are represented and welcomed to help build stronger communities and a stronger nation.

Don't forget to celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month which is from September 15th to October 15th. This year's theme is: "Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation." The theme encourages us to ensure that all voices are represented and welcomed, to help build communities and a stronger nation.

Come check out some books to help you discover more about Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month at your campus library.


October is LGBTQ+ History Month. Every day in October celebrates the achievements of 31 LGBTQ+ Icons. Join us to celebrate by finding out more and supporting our fellow LGBTQ+ students and staff. We have a new LGBTQ+ LibGuide available for showcasing and highlighting library, community, and web resources that help provide support, information and guidance for anyone looking to understand more about the LGBTQ+ community. Check it out and please share:


New & Noteworthy


Tech Tidbits

Use LibCal to Reserve a Study Room

You can now book a study room at East, Northwest, or West campus using LibCal! The steps are simple:

  • Go to the PCC LibCal website:

  • Select the location you'd like to visit. 

  • Select the date you'd like to reserve. 

    • Pick a room with availability that works for you. Keep in mind the room's capacity and amenities. 

  • Submit your time. Fill out the form that pops up (you'll need your PCC email address and PCC A number).

    • Wait for confirmation. Keep the confirmation email and arrive on time. If you are 10 or more minutes late, we can't guarantee your reservation will be held. 

Some things to keep in mind: 

  • You can reserve up to 2 blocks of study time (4 total hours) per day. 

  • Because the study rooms and pods are popular, you can't sign up for a whole semester's worth of reservations all at once--everyone needs a fair shot at reserving spaces. You can make only 2 bookings per day and rooms become reservable just 30 days ahead of time (in other words you can't reserve November dates until we're into October.) 

  • If you make a booking and then realize you don't need the space, please cancel your booking to free it up for another student.

This video shows the whole process of booking a room:

Banned Books Week: September 18th -24th

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With Banned Books Week coming up and with all the news about books being challenged all over the United States, have you ever wondered why or how books get banned? Check out our LibGuide on Banned Books to find out more on how the process works. Learn about the history of banned books and how the Office of Intellectual Freedom handles books that are challenged all across our country. The guide also lists banned and challenged books we have available for check out at all our campus libraries, as well as campus displays, games, and activities, check it out today.

"Any book worth banning is a book worth reading." ~ Isaac Asimov

Programs & Events

Flyer text: Downtown Campus Library Book Sale: 9/20 1pm-6pm, 9/21 9am-6pm, 9/22 9am-1pm 1255 N Stone Ave in the Amethyst Room. Most items $1 or $2

 Need some new books to read? Be sure to check out the Downtown Campus Library Book Sale! The sale will be located in the Amethyst Room at Downtown Campus. Come by and get some great deals!

  • September 20th: 1pm - 6pm
  • September 21st: 9am - 6pm
  • September 22nd: 9am - 1pm


Join us September 28th from 11am - 2pm for a Cricut Workshop where we will be making Nail art and vinyl stickers! Come and have fun and learn all about what the Cricut can do at this fun workshop. Free for current students, faculty, and staff.


Rex the therapy dog will be visiting the Northwest Campus Library on the following Mondays from 10-11 am (*subject to change*): October 17th, 24th, 31st; November 7th, 28th; and December 5th. For more info, reach out to the NW Library: 520-206-2250.


Flyer with the following text: East Campus Makerspace Glowforge Workshop on September 13th 11am to 2pm East Campus room L116. Join us and learn what the Laser cutter is all about. We will be making key chains and jewelry.

Join us on September 13th from 11am to 2pm for an exciting Glowforge Workshop! Learn all about the Laser Cutter and make key chains or jewelry with us! Workshop is for current students, staff, and faculty.


New Library Employees & Newer Roles

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Amber ArvizuDowtown Campus, Library Services Specialist

Fun fact: I am a mariachi and have been playing professional mariachi music for over 12 years now. I can play any string instrument, including the guitar, harp and bass and can sing a little. In my spare time, I like to go fishing, visit the great outdoors or play video games. I am also the third generation to be hired by PCC; my mom was a Financial Aid Coordinator and my Grandma was a Student Advisor :)

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Christine Seliga, East Campus Librarian

Christine Seliga started as the new Makerspace Librarian at East Campus Library in late July. Since then she has been helping hire new Makerspace staff and planning the Makerspaces yearly activities. Fun fact: Christine has watched the Running of the Bulls, hiked the Inca Trail and driven the Alaska Marine Highway. She and her family love to travel!

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Emily Besich, Downtown Campus Library Department Head

I have been with the Pima Libraries in various roles since 2015. I love working as a librarian because I get to work with students from all of Pima's programs. Outside of Pima, I enjoy hanging out with my cats, making stuff, and reading.

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Monique Rodriguez, Northwest Campus Library Department Head

Monique has been with the Northwest Campus Library since 2010. She holds two advanced degrees: M.A. in Information Resources and Library Science and an M.S. in Educational Technology and Instructional Design. Her other roles at Pima include teaching for PimaOnline, serving the Pima Honors Program, and with the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. In addition to being an academic librarian, she has experience in many library settings: public, K-12, health sciences, archives (Southwestern U.S. and Arizona history), and secondary education teaching. 


Welcome Back to Pima!

Check out some of the cool resources below that are available for students to use and check out during the semester!

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Help the West Campus Library finish their puzzle!

Give some advice to new students at the Downtown Campus Library!

Be sure to browse the Little Free Library at Downtown Campus!

Need a quiet place to study at West Campus? Reserve a study pod today!

Can't find a study room at East Campus Library? No worries, we have small study pods in the quiet section. They have outlets and lamps and even a footrest, so you can kick back and relax.

Come check out some games at Desert Vista Library.

Culture Passes are available at Desert Vista, Downtown, and West Campus Libraries

Check out this book from East Campus Library on College Success!

Come check out some games at East Campus Library, they check out for 3 weeks!

Be sure to check out the West Campus Little Free Library located on the main floor by the bookstore.

Scanners are available at all campus libraries

Check out some of the awesome games available at Downtown Campus Library they check out for 2 hour in-library use!

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Did you forget your phone charger or laptop charger? East Campus Library has extra chargers and even flash drives you can check out!

Gain some new study skills with this book available for checkout.

Need a quiet place to study at East Campus? Reserve a study pod today!

Not sure what movie you want to check out? East Campus Library has a new movie playing everyday in the DVD section to help give you some ideas.

Study Room at West Campus Library. Click here to reserve it!

Desert Vista Book Display

Check out any library for cool displays of library materials and resources. 

Come help East Campus Library finish their puzzle!

WePa printing station

Printers can be found on every campus. 

Is homework stressful for you, check out this book and find some strategies that work for you.

East Campus Library has laptops available for 2 hour use on campus.

Come see what's on the Little Free Library at East Campus.

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Need a charge? Visit any of our libraries for charging stations or chargers for check out!

Reach out to Keith or Rosanne (Distance Education Librarians) if you are in an online course!

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Want to get caught up in the latest trends? East Campus Library checks out their magazines! Come get one today!


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