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Interested in Embedding a Librarian?

Select and contact one of the librarians from the list below to discuss your goals and expectations for the collaboration. Not sure who might be the best fit? Send an email to and we'll recommend a librarian for you. We are all excited to work with you.

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Erica Knapp

Erica is the newest Instructional Reference Librarian at CMC and is based at the Spring Valley campus. She has a Master's degree in Library and Information Science, a Graduate Certificate in Book Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in History, with a Military History concentration. Erica is an avid supporter of the Oxford comma, Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. In her free time, Erica enjoys reading young adult and fantasy books, being outside, and astounding others with her memory recall of obscure things.

When we think of "information literacy", it sounds a lot like a "school word"- something that we only use in the context of academia. The reality is, this skill is necessary in every aspect of our lives. The amount of information that we view and process each day is staggering, which makes it even more important that everyone is able to form their own conclusions about what they see. Working with all participants in the learning process, I endeavor to ensure that students understand and internalize the ability to evaluate the information in front of them- no matter the application.

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Jonathan Beam

Jonathan is the Instructional Reference Librarian at the Steamboat Campus.  He has a B.A. in European History, with a writing minor, and a Masters in Library and Information Studies.  Jonathan is an ardent reader of fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and graphic novels; a writer in search of motivation; and an avid hiker and sports-ball person.

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Katy Walker

Katy is the reference and instruction librarian at the Edwards campus. She has B.A degree in Modern Languages (Spanish) from NMSU and her Master’s in Library and information science from University of Denver. Katy loves to play boardgames and occasionally video games, she enjoys watching films and going to art museums. Her favorite films tend to black and white and her favorite art museum is the Met.  She enjoys reading fiction and occasionally non-fiction. 

Katy believes that information can empower people to make better choices for themselves. She believes students learn best in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere. She believes that games can capture a students’ imagination and help them retain information, and develop skills necessary for the 21st century learner. 

Tracey Hughes

Tracey is the Library Director at the Steamboat Campus.  She has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Design and Urban Planning, a Masters of Science in Information graduate degree, a Leadership in Sustainability Certificate from CMC, and completed her Permaculture Design Certificate with CMC's inaugural class for that program!  Tracey loves being a librarian, mom, friend, skier and gardener. 

Like most librarians and information professionals, Tracey believes information literacy is a key to success in life, school and community.  Learning to navigate our tricky and overflowing information landscapes takes time, patience and persistence and she fully enjoys being a navigator along with our amazing students and faculty alike.