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 Gayla Murphy

Gayla Murphy

AoA of Circulation


Hi, my name is Gayla Murphy.  I am the AOA of Circulation here in the BC Library.  I am a mother to my kiddo, AJ, and wifey to Luther.  I grew up in a small town in Louisiana called Bunkie.  I am known by some as the Malaysian Cajun.  I love to cook, write, and binge watch Law and Order SVU.  I am currently working on my Bachelor's in English Literature, so reading is an important part of my life.  Besides that fact, I actually really enjoy it.  I try to encourage myself to read new books, but I continue to go back to my old favorites often.  iREAD challenges me to try something new.  I love working at BC and being a part of our exceptional library and all it has to offer.

Gayla's Top 10:

Flowers in the Attic-V.C. Andrews Harry Potter-J.K. Rowling Lonesome Dove-Larry McMurtry Cane River-Lalita Tademy The Color Purple-Alice Walker Joy Luck Club-Amy Tan The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo-Amy Schumer Huckleberry Finn-Mark Twain Where the Red Fern Grows-Wilson Rawls Memoirs of a Geisha-Arthur Golden


  Ashley DeLaGarza, Technical Services Librarian

Ashley DeLaGarza

Technical Services Librarian


For those of you who aren’t familiar with me, I’m Ashley DeLaGarza and I work as the Technical Services Librarian here at BC. I’ve pretty much lived in the Gulf Coast region of Texas my entire life and currently find myself in the Pearland area along with my family and two dachshunds. Books have been a huge part of my life whether I am studying, being entertained, or working. I earned my Master’s of Library Science from the University of North Texas and my BA in history and theology from the University of St. Thomas. iRead was an idea that sprang from a class I took at UNT and I am so happy and proud to see how it has grown. iRead has given me the chance to form relationships with others on campus that I might not have met otherwise. It is my sincere hope that iRead provides an intimate forum to discuss books and create new friends for others on campus as well.

Ashley's Top 10:

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood Sherlock Holmes (series) by Arthur Conan Doyle The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkein Johannes Cabal the Necromancer (series) by Jonathan L. Howard A Wrinkle in Time (series) by Madeleine L'Engle Lamb by Christopher Moore Storm Front (Dresden Files Series) by Jim Butcher


Linsy DePooter

Linsy DePooter

Outreach and Reference Librarian



You’ve probably seen my face at the reference desk many times, but maybe we haven’t gotten a chance to be introduced. Hi, I’m Linsy DePooter and I’m the Reference and Outreach Library here at BC. I’m originally from Illinois and I moved down to Texas about two years ago with my two cats. I love winters in Texas, because there aren’t any! Due to my Illinois roots, I have a deep love of Abraham Lincoln and Presidents in general. I’m trying to collect all the Presidential Dollar Coins but it’s been slow going. Ever since I was a child I have had a deep love of books and reading. To this day I wait impatiently for new books to come out. I think iRead is a great opportunity for us book lovers to come together to talk about our love for books and hopefully encourage others to continue to read and learn to love it as we do.

Linsy's Top 10:

Watership Down – Richard AdamsStephanie Plumb (series) – Janet Evanovich The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien Thursday Next (series) – Jasper Fforde The Bees – Laline Paul Shades of Grey – Jasper Fforde   The Rook – Daniel O’Malley  To Catch an Heiress – Julia Quinn      Red Rising (series) – Pierce Brown Uprooted – Naomi Novik