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TCC Library: Staff directory

Welcome to TCC's Pearl Wanamaker Library

This guide show the names and contact information for the library's employees.  Use the tabs in the box to the right to navigate 

Dean of Library & Learning Innovation

Dale Coleman, MLIS

Dean of Library and Learning Innovation


Library Staff

Front Desk Staff


          Anh Tran                           Kyle Vankrimpen                            Sam Soto-Saines

    Circulation Supervisor                               Library Assistant                                          Circulation Assistant                                           
            253.566.5088                                                     253.566.5101                                                               253-566-5087








Technical Services Staff                                                      



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Natalya Deshkina

Acquisitions and Cataloging



      Yoon Cook

         Cataloging and Serials


Please note: 

After working for TCC for 34 years, Oanh Tran retired. Click below to read about her wonderful contribution to the library

Faculty Librarians

Full-Time Faculty Librarians
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Rebekah Williams, MLIS

Department Chair | Faculty Librarian


Collection Areas
  • Reference Collection (general)
  • Popular Collections (general)
  • Counseling
  • Health and Wellness
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Anthropology
  • World Languages
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Fresh Start
  • English Language Acquisition (ELA)
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) / HS+
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
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Melissa Adams, MLIS

Faculty Librarian


 Collection Areas
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Math
  • Healthcare
  • Community Health
  • Music
  • Education
  • Children's Literature
  • Reading/Study Skills
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • College Success (incl. career exploration)
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Heather Gillanders, MFA, MLIS

Faculty Librarian


Collection Areas
  • Human Services
  • Art
  • Religion
  • Nursing
  • Health Information Management (HIM)
  • Health Information Technology (HIT)
  • Paralegal
  • Physical Education
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Jennifer Snoek-Brown, MSLS

Faculty OER Librarian


Collection Areas
  • Writing Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Psychology
  • Open Educational Resources (OER)
Olli Toppeta


Olli Toppeta, MA, MLIS

Faculty Librarian


Collection Areas
  • Humanities
  • Literature
  • Information Systems
  • Computer science
  • Gender Studies
  • Political Science
  • Student Engagement
  • Corrections Education
Part-Time Faculty Librarians

Christina DelliSante, MLIS

Part-Time Faculty Librarian


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Chris Peters, MLIS

Part-Time Faculty Librarian



Taylor Thomas, MSLIS

Part-Time Faculty Librarian


For Instructors/Faculty


Amanda Demeter, MLIS

Library Archivist


Contacting the Library, Librarians, & Library Staff

Have a question, comment or feedback? The library's friendly front desk staff and librarians should be able to help you with any questions you may have. Please reach out at any of the contact options below. 

Front Desk
  • 253-566-5087
  • Or
Research Desk
  • 253-566-5134
  • Via AskWA 24/7 Librarian Chat (linked below)
Physical Location & Address:

The Pearl Wanamaker Library is located at Building 7 on the TCC campus

Tacoma Community College
6501 S 19th Street
Tacoma, WA 98466

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