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Research Help

For general questions and research help

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Library Team


Tate Hurvitz, Ph.D.

Dean of Learning

and Technology Resources

Nadra Farina-Hess

Outreach Librarian & Cataloger

Michele Martens

Admin Assistant

Felicia Kalker

Instruction Librarian

Christina Bengen

Library Tech II, Interlibrary Loan

Julie Middlemas

Collections Librarian, Dept. Chair

Lisa Brlas

Library Tech III, Circulation

Jessica Owens

Systems Librarian

Danielle Davis

Library Tech III, Technical Services

Zayden Tethong

OER & Equity Librarian

David Feare 

Adjunct Librarian

Patty Morrison

Adjunct Librarian

Eva Parrill

SDICCCA Intern - Librarian

Melanie Quinn

Adjunct Librarian

Amiee Tomasello

Adjunct Librarian



Mission Statement
Grossmont College Library Mission Statement

The Grossmont College Library enriches the educational journey of students, faculty, staff, and our diverse local community.  By providing equitable access to innovative services, dynamic resources, and inviting spaces, we empower every individual to thrive.  We foster proactive collaboration with our diverse community partners and champion their voices, ensuring responsiveness to evolving needs and aspirations.  

As the Grossmont College Library, we value:

  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, anti-racism, and social justice 
  • A student-centered focus
  • Academic inquiry through open and free access to information
  • Privacy of our users
  • Innovation and community collaboration
  • The library workforce
Collection Development Policy
Collection Development Policy

The Grossmont College Library Collection Development Policy is the basis for the continual assessment, growth, and enrichment of the collection: print, audiovisual, and electronic resources.  This policy was created in accordance with the missions of both Grossmont College and the Library. 

The library provides research materials for the information needs of our college community.  This policy establishes guidelines for the evaluation and selection of resources that will support and enhance the curriculum and instructional programs, promote scholarship, enhance student life, and provide for the general information needs of students, faculty, and staff that comprise the College community. 

In summary, the maintenance of a comprehensive, relevant, and balanced collection of materials requires implementation of the following collection policies. 


General Guidelines for the Collection of Material 
  • Support of our college’s curriculum 
  • Probable need based on existing programs and collections 
  • Quality of content and scholarly worth or informational value 
  • Collection balance among subject areas according to the curriculum 
  • Collection balance among formats of information 
  • Collection balance among subject areas according to use 
  • Format is commonly driven by current technology 


Privacy Statement


Privacy Statement

Student privacy is an important part of academic freedom while using the Grossmont College Library resources and services. 

California state law (§6267 & §6254) supports the library's protection of patron records.