Library Staff

Meet the staff team at the Library Learning Commons.

The following team is available to serve you and meet your needs at the LWTech library (T215). If we are unable to get you the help you need, we will find those at the college who can! Please contact the library team by phone at (425) 739-8100, using the extensions listed below.

Greg Bem

Faculty Librarian and Library Coordinator, Phone x8898

Greg Bem received his MLIS in 2013, and traveled across the country and around the globe before finding his place as a faculty librarian and library coordinator at LWTech. Prior to LWTech, he supported libraries at North Seattle College, Open Development Cambodia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society.

In addition to his love for librarianship and library technologies, Greg enjoys exploring local and exotic wildernesses, writing and editing and publishing poetic writing, and hosting arts events. Greg is a strong advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion, and strives to support minoritized groups and respond to historic, systemic marginalization and oppression. He believes the 21st century college library is not only a space for teaching and learning, but a center for the academic and public communities. Greg is always looking for ways to transform and innovate the LWTech Library Learning Commons, so please do not be shy in sharing your ideas with him.

Currently Greg is the Vice President of AFT 3533, the Faculty Union at LWTech. He is also the current chair of College Librarians Across Washington State (CLAWS), a section of the Academic Libraries Division of the Washington Library Association. Greg is also involved with Library Workers Against Racism (LWAR).

Katherine Kelley