About Us

Taft College Library Mission Statement

Taft College Library is dedicated to providing quality, relevant, timely, and accessible information resources in a variety of formats.  The Library’s collections are built and maintained in support of the college’s mission to provide the first two years of undergraduate education in a wide variety of academic and vocational programs for students who intend to transfer to a four-year university, or to receive an AA/AS degree, or a vocational certificate.  Taft College Library subscribes to the Library Bill of Rights, as adopted by the American Library Association.  In addition, the Library strives to make available to Taft College students, faculty and staff the resources needed to conduct research related to their curriculum and endeavors, and by promoting the information Literacy skills needed to successfully retrieve and evaluate quality information through instructional support.

Information literacy, as defined by the American Library Association, is the ability of individuals to understand an information need, the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information efficiently, effectively, and ethically to answer the information need.

Library Staff

Terri Smith

Terri Smith, MLIS
Research and Instruction Librarian
Reference and Research Assistance
(661) 763-7817

Miranda Tofte

Miranda Tofte, BA
Library Assistant
Library Account Assistance
(661) 763-7959

Ashley Morris

Ashley Morris, AA
Library Technician I
Circulation Assistance
(661) 763-7958

Tina Odom

Tina Odom
Library Technician I Evening
Evening Circulation Assistance
(661) 763-7957