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About Us

About the Northcentral University Library, its services, staff, and available resources

Library Specialists

Lindsay Martinez

Image of Library Specialist II Lindsay Martinez

I am originally from California but was raised in Phoenix, Arizona and consider myself a devoted Phoenician. Growing up I was very involved in softball, having played since I was 9 years old. As a kid my mom took us to our local public library often. I didn’t like reading when I was young and struggled with keeping up with my grade, until I was introduced to book series such as The Babysitters Club and Goosebumps. Now as an adult I enjoy a variety of books. Some of my favorite authors are Jillian Flynn, Patricia Briggs, and of course JK Rowling.

My family and I recently moved to Prescott Valley last year to escape the busy city. I started working with Northcentral University in November of 2011. This is my first job working in a library and it has been great. I have an Associate’s degree from Glendale Community College, and plan on continuing my education in Social Behaviors. I believe in the work we are doing in the library and hope to help students reach their academic goals.

I am excited to see the future of Northcentral University Library.

Octavio O. Hernandez III

Library Specialist Octavio Hernandez

I was born and raised in North San Diego County coastal and still live there today. I grew up skateboarding, surfing and playing at the beach frequently. I played football, basketball and baseball in high school. Thanks to my mother reading to me from a very young age, literacy and academics felt natural and intuitive to me. I have found myself especially interested in religions, science fiction, and non-fiction genres since my youth. 

I attended Pepperdine University for bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and International Studies with a Latin American specialization.  Afterwards I earned an American Library Association accredited certificate in Library and Information technology as well as an American Bar Association approved paralegal certificate. I have previously worked for public, community college, and university libraries. My most recent library experience was at the California Attorney General’s Law Library.  

I am thrilled to be able to bring law library experience to our JFK students and faculty. I love getting to help all students research and find what they need since I always also get to learn through these interactions.