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Library Information: About Us

Library Mission & Vision

The West Coast University Library is the knowledge center serving the curricular, research, and professional needs of students, faculty, and staff.  The library actively engages institutional learning by effectively delivering quality materials and student centric services within collaborative, inquiry-based dialogs occurring in physical and virtual environments. 

Library Staff Directory

Campus Position Name Contact Information

University Administration

University Librarian

Ka Yee Chiu

  (909) 467-6065

University Administration Curricular Materials Coordinator Hina Faraz
Los Angeles Librarian Julie Oshiro

  (818) 299-5525

Los Angeles Assistant Librarian Danica Easley   (818) 299-5706
Miami Librarian Mary Bishop

  (786) 501-7052

Dallas Librarian Kyle Mclaughlin

  (214) 254-4502

Orange County Librarian Joel Rane   (714) 782-1664
Orange County Assistant Librarian Jennifer Silverman

  La Palma Learning Site
  (714) 876-6082

Orange County Assistant Librarian Ian Capilouto

   Manchester Campus
  (714) 782-1664

Online Programs

Librarian, Online Kathleen McSweeney

  (949) 783-0696

Online Programs Assistant Librarian, Online Sophia Conover    (949) 648-7737
Center for Graduate Studies Librarian Greg Ullman   (323) 473-5672
Center for Graduate Studies Assistant Librarian Tim McPherrin   (323) 473-5673 
Ontario Librarian Nalini Singh

  (909) 467-6016

Ontario Library Assistant Shakia Lambert

  (909) 467-6016


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Federal Work-Study Grant Interest

The Federal Work-Study program provides jobs for graduate and undergraduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses.  Funds under this program are limited and do not have to be repaid.  

If you are interested in working for the library: 

  • Fill out the eligibility form above and return it to a library staff member to begin the process