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Meet the Staff

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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 was 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 2016 Newbery Book Award committee and previously was on the 2011 Geisel Book Award committee for the American Library Association. She has been a Librarian for the past 10 years and additionally has worked in Public Libraries for 21+ years for library systems including the Palo Alto City Library and the Mountain View Public Library. 
 IMG_1486 Angela Ocana
Branch Librarian 

Former Grant Coordinator and current branch librarian Angela Ocana has worked for the Santa Clara City Library for the past 18 years. Her work includes large and small scale grants, taking them from conception to completion. Her grant work has garnered her awards for 2012 PR Excellence Award in publicity with the California Library Association and the John Cotton Dana award through the American Library Association. She creates dynamic and fun programming for all ages and is secretly a unicorn.  
 Prabha Meet the Staff Picture Prabha Tatapudy
Library Assistant II

Prabha Tatapudy has worked in public libraries for the past 26 years.  She has worked for the Santa Clara City Library for the past 20 years and 6 years at the Mountain View Public Library. She received a Masters in Public Administration from Andhra University in India. At Santa Clara City Library, she is responsible for customer service, procuring reserved items, and new card registration. When she is not at the Library, she enjoys volunteering with different community organizations, cooking food, and traveling.  
 Matt Matt Palacios
Library Assistant I

Library Assistant Matt Palacios has worked in Public Libraries for the past 14+ 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 I

Library Assistant Nicole Jarvis has worked in Public Libraries for over 17 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 and periodicals lead. When she is not at work, she can be found hanging out with her husband and three children.
 Andy Andy Paul
Library Assistant I

Library Assistant Andy Paul is the newest addition to the Northside Branch Library. He comes from San José Public Library where he started his library career in 2001. Andy studied Psychology and Anthropology at San Jose 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, the print/copy room, and periodicals.  When not working at the Library, you can find Andy hiking, gardening, traveling, cooking, playing musical instruments, or working on his 1963 Buick Le Sabre. He also speaks Spanish.

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