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Lakeland Library Newsletter: January 2019

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Welcome to the Lakeland Library Newsletter!  Each month, we will showcase classes, events, and other fun and interesting facts about the Library and our staff. We will also keep you informed of new resources and services that are designed to assist you in your course work, and personal and professional lives. 


Michael Billings, Reference Librarian

Michael Billings

Started at LCC: September 2006 

Something interesting: Michael, who stands 6' 6", plays the contrabass flute.

Currently reading: Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami 

Library Events

Monday Book Club:

Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at 2:00PM, Holden University Center, Room U-202
Read the book and join in a discussion of "The Buried Giant" by Ishiguro Kazuo.

Click here for more information.

Book Discussion Group:

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 at 12:00PM, Room C-2058
Read the book and join in a discussion of "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" by Harriet Jacobs
Click here for more information.

Presidents Coffee:

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at 10:00AM, Library Collaboration Space 

Library Services

Service of the Month

A New Look for Lakeland Library's Browsing Collections

Library browsing collection

Lakeland Library's Browsing Collections are now located to the west of the circulation desk. We currently partner with Kirtland Public Library, Mentor Public Library, and Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library to provide a wide variety of fiction books, movies and audiobooks. Faculty, staff and students can check out items using their Lakeland ID; items can be renewed up to six times. New items are continuously added to the Browsing Collections. Take a break from textbooks and relax in the Library with your favorite piece of fiction or movie! 


Do you have questions about the Library, or suggestions to improve Library resources and services? Email your question or suggestion to with the subject line "newsletter." Submissions included in the next newsletter will win a small prize from the Library!

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Welcome to Spring Semester 2019!


Looking ahead at the start of this new semester, we in the Library are excited to work with you again. In addition to the services we regularly provide for the campus—such as information literacy instruction, One-On-One: Personal Research Assistance, and course reserves—we plan to roll out some new services later this spring: WebEx information literacy instruction for online classes and WebEx One-On-One appointments to name just two. We are also pleased to host a number of events open to the whole campus community in the Library this spring:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 13th, 10-11am—Presidents’ Coffee (in the Library’s Collaboration Space);
  • Wednesday, Mar. 27th, 11am-1pm—Connect Fest;
  • Thursday, Apr. 18th, 7-9pm—Celebration of Research;
  • Tuesdays, Feb. 5th to Apr. 9th, 1:30-6:30pm—Lifeline Inc. Tax Return Preparation (appointments necessary).

We hope you will join us!  Stay warm and have a great semester!  See you soon!

-Tom Hyland, Library Program Chair

Did you know?

The very talented student Gina Rubertino will be displaying her artwork in the library. She is currently taking ceramics at LCC but also enjoys painting at home. You can see more of her paintings in her shop A Little Paint Boutique. Students, you can find more information about showing your work in the Library Art Exhibit Space guide.

Student Artwork

Library Resources


What's New?

  • Stop by the Library to browse some of our great new resources!
  • Can't make it to the Library? Check out the entire list of new materials.

New Year, New You!

For 2019, our goal is to continue to inspire you with our services, resources, and staff. We are celebrating the growth of  students, faculty, administrators, and staff with our January theme... 

New Year, New You!

"And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been."

― Rainer Maria Rilke

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.”

Brad Paisley

“We all need a fresh start every year. It’s important that we go into the New Year with an open mind and a new way of thinking.”

Tony A. Gaskins, Jr.

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"But there’s a beginning in an end, you know? It’s true that you can’t reclaim what you had, but you can lock it up behind you. Start fresh."

— Alexandra Bracken

Lakeland Library asks...

What makes you unique?


Here are some of the responses from students and staff that we received on our display wall:

..."Big heart."

..."I'm the first female in my family to graduate from college: Lakeland Community College!"

..."My persistence and resilience."

..."Proving to my parents I'm not a quitter."

..."I like chem."

..."I'm blind but amazing!"

..."I run ultras for FUN."

..."My sense of  humor."

Contest Winners


Dozens of students, faculty, and staff participated in the book tree contest. A total of 234 books from the Library's book sale were used to build the tree. Congratulations to students Kim Monturi and Robert Brown who won gift cards for their close guesses! Stop by the Library or check the newsletter for future contests. 

Faculty Spotlight

Faculty, have you recently published an academic or creative work? Submit information about your publication to Megan Mamolen at to have your work included in the newsletter.


Library Contact Information

General Information                                              Spring Semester Hours                                         Web       

Location: Third Floor of C-Building                             M-Th: 8AM-9PM                                              Homepage
(C-3051)                                                                        Fri: 9AM- 5PM                                                  Youtube
Phone: 440.525.7424                                                   Sat: 9AM-1PM                                                

Email:                       Sun: Closed                                                    

Contributors to the November newsletter include: Linda Glasser, Tom Hyland, Holly Rosby 

Editor: Megan Mamolen

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