Library Roundup – South Puget Sound CC


Two New Hires @ SPSCC!

–Submitted by Lily Kun

SPSCC Library is thrilled to welcome our new dean, Amy Kelly. Amy has worked in higher education for 22 years, teaching composition, literature and research. She earned an MA in English from San Diego State University and an MLIS from San Jose State University. Amy was previously a library director and head of instructional design at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT. Her background and interests are in online learning, pedagogy, first year experience programs, curriculum design and instructional design.

Kathy Laurente joined the SPSCC team in June 2016 during the transition to Alma and Primo. After barely two weeks of orientation to Alma/Primo, she survived the grueling month long Alma Administration training and received her certification in August. Kathy has more than 30 years of experience working in military, academic, and public libraries and has worked for the Community and Technical College system since 1994. She holds a BA from The Evergreen State College, a BS in Library and Information Science from the University of Maine, Augusta and an AAS from Highline Community College. Kathy is responsible for original and copy cataloging and works a few hours a week at circulation. In her free time, Kathy enjoys making fused glass jewelry, playing with her 5 grandchildren, and reading all of the books in the SPSCC library.

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