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Nanci DeLa Cruz Aguayo

Nanci DeLa Cruz Aguayo

Library Specialist


Phone: (702) 992-2808

Office: RSC 210

Biography: As Library Specialist, Nanci creates and maintains exemplary customer service at the service desk. She is also responsible for supervising student workers and managing the technology and device lending in the library. Nanci holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Lauren Johnson

Lauren Johnson

User Experience Librarian

Specialty: ArtBusiness & Management / Economics / EnglishHumanitiesLeadership Development & Engagement / Spanish (Español)

Rank: Assistant Professor


Phone: (702) 992-2802

Office: RSC 212

Biography: As the User Experience Librarian, Lauren designs and conducts holistic assessments of library resources and services so the library can make evidence-based changes to better serve NSC’s growing community. She holds a BA in English and Theatre from Presbyterian College and an MFA in Creative Writing and an MS in Information Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.


Nathaniel King

Nathaniel King



Phone: (702) 992-2806

Office: RSC 216

Biography: Nathaniel is the chief library officer for the College. He has primary responsibility for planning, developing, and administering library programs; creating and sustaining an environment supportive of teaching, research, and academic excellence. He holds an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.




Kelly Lutz

Kelly Lutz

Systems Librarian

Specialty: Criminal Justice / EducationHistory / Interdisciplinary / Social Sciences / SociologySpeech Pathology 

Rank: Assistant Professor


Phone: (702) 992-2804

Office: RSC 215

Biography: Kelly is the Systems Librarian at Nevada State College. She customizes, configures, and integrates library applications to help create convenient and seamless access to library resources and services. Kelly holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame, an MA in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Library and Information Science from San José State University.


Alena Principato

Alena Manjuck

Outreach & Engagement Librarian

Specialty: BiologyChemistry / College Success / Communication / Environmental and Resource Science / Film Studies / Mathematics / Physical & Life Sciences / Psychology

Rank: Assistant Professor


Phone: (702) 992-2803

Office: RSC 214

Biography: As Outreach & Engagement Librarian, Alena creates educational programming and events for the campus community, often in collaboration with student organizations and other units on campus. She is also responsible for developing a range of communications to increase awareness about what the library offers. Alena holds a BA in English and Art from Lafayette College and an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Justine Kae Magtoto

Justine Kae Penkalski

Library Technician II


Phone: (702) 992-2805

Office: RSC 230-A

Biography: As the Library Technician, Justine Kae maintains electronic resources including streaming media licenses, print materials, and course reserves. She assists in purchasing, troubleshooting, and keeping resources offered by Nevada State College Library up to date. Justine also manages the interlibrary loan service. She holds a BS in Psychology from Nevada State College.




Yvonne Tran

Teaching & Learning Librarian

Specialty: Nursing

Rank: Assistant Professor


Phone: (702) 992-2810

Office: RSC 211

Biography: As the Teaching and Learning Librarian, Yvonne supports student and instructor success through collaboration and integration of library resources and services into the NSC curriculum.  She holds a BA in History from Nevada State College and an MLIS from San Jose State University.

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