Our library at our Central Campus is home to numerous books and resources available to students and the North Lake College (NLC) community. The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) recognized the NLC Library as the library of choice on the 45th anniversary of their publication, Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. But have you ever thought of the people running the place? Get to know our librarians!
As one of the last faculty librarians, I have served DCCCD for over 50 years. I have actively promoted Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA) membership, rewarded faculty scholarships and planned events for the district. As Head Librarian, I lead a professional, self-starting team committed to expanding our collection to support the curriculum with quality, college-level resources.
I enjoy helping and meeting people from all over the world at NLC. For 18 years, I have collected open educational resources to share. I work with the sustainability group, instruct research classes and provide an in-depth Virtual Sustainability Library to support the SAGE Scholars curriculum. I have had experience in public and special libraries, taught K-12, served as an election judge, and volunteered with youth, which gives me a strong background in literature, history, government, business and more.
This is my 10th year at NLC. Prior, I have worked at Houston Public Library for about 10 years. I received my bachelors degree in English from the University of North Texas. I also have a masters degrees in history, which gives me subject expertise fro collection development and research. In my spare time, I enjoy sailing. When I retire, I want to sail around the world.
I became an NLC librarian in 2012. In high school, I knew I wanted to become a librarian. The best part of my job is helping students through library instruction and encouraging the love of reading. My main responsibilities are library instruction, research guidance, development research guides and promoting library resources in displays. My academic interests include literature, history and arts. One of my favorite hobbies is swimming. I began swimming on my own when I was only 6 months old.
Lina Rinh Zepeda
I joined the library team in 2012 as a circulation coordinator and then returned back as a librarian in 2016. My duties include teaching information literacy skills, research assistance, ordering research materials, promoting library resources through displays, manage the library’s Facebook page, and create newsletters. My academic interests are anthropology, linguistics, health, science, and technology. Ever wondered if you’ve seen me before? I’ve been told I look like Lilo from Lilo & Stitch.
North Lake College Library, L206
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED