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Edit My Picture Cheryl Lee
Program Coordinator-Branch Manager

Cheryl Lee is the Branch Manager at the Santa Clara City Library’s Northside Branch Library. She is a 2017 Community Hero recognized by California State Assemblymember Kansen Chu, a 2014 Library Journal Mover and Shaker in the area of Marketing, 2011 Eureka! Leadership fellow for the California State Library, and a 2009 American Library Association Emerging Leader. She is passionate about creating partnerships with local start-ups, businesses, and non-profits to provide programs at Northside Branch Library. Cheryl served on the 2017 Anna Dewdney Read Together Award, 2016 Newbery Book Award committee and previously was on the 2011 Geisel Book Award committee for the American Library Association. She has worked in Public Libraries for 24 years for library systems including the Palo Alto City Library and the Mountain View Public Library. 
 Nan's Profile Picture Nan Choi

Librarian II

Librarian Nan Choi has worked at the Santa Clara City Library for 22 years, previously at the Central Park Library. At Northside Branch Library, Nan facilitates the ESL Remix Conversation Club, performs storytimes, and organizes programs for all ages. When she is not working, Nan enjoys reading (of course!), movies, gardening, traveling, and sports. 
Rachel Hughes

Librarian I

Librarian Rachel Hughes is the newest member at Northside, coming from the Livermore Public Library system after 3 years as a Library Assistant.  She graduated from San Jose State University with her Masters’ in Library and Information Science in May of 2017.  Rachel studied both Anthropology and Computer Science for her undergraduate degree from U.C. Davis.  Because of her love of books and learning, as well as her desire to support the community, Rachel has wanted to be a librarian since she was young. Rachel is in charge of teen and S.T.E.M. programming, teen volunteers and the teen and graphic novels collections. When she is not at the library, she is can be found hiking, reading, baking, and playing video games.

 Matt Matt Palacios
Library Assistant II

Library Assistant Matt Palacios has worked in Public Libraries for the past 15 years at the Palo Alto City Library and the San Jose Public Library. At Northside Branch Library, he is responsible for facilities maintenance and bookings including the Group Study Rooms and Community Room, shelving lead, statistics, and assisting with library programs. When he is not a the library, you can find him at a Giants or Warrior game! 
Nicole Nicole Jarvis
Library Assistant II

Library Assistant Nicole Jarvis has worked in Public Libraries for over 18 years at the Santa Clara City Library's Central Park Library and at Los Gatos Public Library. At Northside Branch Library, she is our Program Assistant who works closely with our Librarians and Library Assistants to help organize logistics and orders supplies for library programs. She is also our customer service lead and adult volunteer lead. When she is not at work, she can be found hanging out with her husband and three children.
 Andy Andy Paul
Library Assistant II

Library Assistant Andy Paul has over 17 years of library experience and is a 4th generation Californian. Andy studied Psychology and Anthropology at San José State University and used to play in a band that toured the US a few times. At Northside Branch Library, he is our web and social media lead and a program assistant. He is also in charge of the community information board, the TV display board, and the print/copy room.  When not working at the Library, you can find Andy hiking, gardening, traveling, cooking, playing musical instruments, taking photos, and reading. He also speaks Spanish and is a certified translator.

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