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 (he/him)

Faculty Librarian and Library Coordinator, Phone x8898

Greg 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.

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.

In addition to his librarian role at the college, Greg serves on the Executive Board of the Lake Washington Federation of Teachers (AFT 3533). He is also the member at large for College Librarians Across Washington State (CLAWS), a section of the Academic Libraries Division of the Washington Library Association. He is the current chair-elect for the Library Leadership Council, underneath the Instruction Commission of Washington's State Board of Community and Technical Colleges.

In addition to his love for librarianship and library technologies, Greg enjoys exploring local and exotic wildernesses, writing, editing, and publishing poetic writing, and hosting arts events. You can see what he's reading on Goodreads.

Stirling Holland-Stone (they/them)

Library Technician II, Phone x8376

Stirling is the newest Library Technician at the Library Learning Commons, having worked previously at public and school libraries in the Pacific Northwest. They will receive their MLIS from San Jose State University in December 2021, and are passionate about making libraries fully accessible and responsive to marginalized voices. Please contact them if you have any thoughts on how to make our space more accessible or inclusive. Outside of the library, Stirling has been known to knit, play tabletop RPGs with their friends, and read a wide variety of modern science fiction, fantasy, horror, and romance.

Katherine Kelley (she/her)