From 2002-05, Saavedra worked for Coolidge High School and Central Arizona College in separate librarian stints. The Coolidge resident also has served Mesa Community College as an adjunct instructor for the past two years.
Saavedra, who as a child learned how to swim at CAC, says that she feels like she has come back to the place where she grew up.
“I’m excited to be back,” she said. “I look forward to continuing CAC’s tradition of providing students with its diverse and accessible library services.”
After earning her associate degree from CAC in 2000, Saavedra earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Arizona in 2002. In 2004, she would go on to earn a master’s degree in information source and library science from Arizona.
CAC has physical libraries at each of its three campuses - Signal Peak, Superstition Mountain and Aravaipa. In addition to providing in-person assistance, librarians may be reached at each of these locations through text messaging, e-mail, chat or video chat.
CAC’s libraries are open to all of the college’s students, faculty and staff as well as Pinal County residents.