Librarian, Oxnard College
BA, Wichita State University (Kansas), 1978
MLIS, University of Oklahoma, 1987
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Hello, OC community...I am the one and only full-time librarian at Oxnard College.  I came in Spring 2000 after working at public libraries in Los Angeles and Oklahoma City.  I was also a private law librarian in LA from 1992-2000.  (That is, I worked for a big law firm.)

Fast forward: a few years ago, a student asked me: "what do librarians do, anyway?"  I narrowed that down to two things here at Oxnard:

1. selecting electronic resources (aka, databases, e-books) and physical information resources (aka, "paper-and-glue" books) to support OC's classes and students.

2. teaching students how to use these resources.

Sometimes, you may see me as a guest lecturer in one of your classes, with a "show" tailored to your professor's expectations.  More often, you'll speak with me one-on-one in the Library (when we're fully reopened after COVID) and/or on Zoom and/or with links in a Canvas module.  Please also check my research guides and videos as self-service options.

And to read about the latest from the Library, check out our Library Learning Resource Center News page.