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Lakeland Library Newsletter: May 2020

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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. 

Online Book Discussions

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Interested in participating in an Online Book Discussion

Read the selected book or bring your own book to share and discuss. The next Online Book Discussion is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17 at noon: 

"The Only Woman in the Room: a novel" by Marie Benedict. 

Email for additional information.

Technical Services

Available Technical Services

Newspaper and laptop computer

Serials: Full-text Periodical Articles. Many magazine articles can be accessed online from the Lakeland Library Catalog. As an example, Audubon magazine articles can be viewed by searching for the title in the catalog. Several clicks will connect you directly to current and past articles of this magazine.

Interlibrary Loan: Article Exchange. Need to find an article that is not available in FiSH or the Electronic Journal Center? Contact a reference librarian at  or call 440-525-7425 to request an article through Interlibrary Loan. When your article is received, it will be delivered to you electronically.


Circulation Services

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Checking out books: We are not checking out print books at this time.Please keep all of your checked out materials until the end of the semester. Book drops are closed. No fines will be assessed at this time. For general library questions, contact



Phone: 440-525-7424 

Circulation FAQs


Lakeland Library Summer Update


Lakeland Library is committed to assisting you during the Covid-19 crisis. We are here to help! Although the library is closed for face-to-face services, we will continue to offer services online this summer during normal library hours: 

Monday - Thursday: 8:00AM-8:00PM

Friday: 8:00AM-NOON

Closed: Saturdays & Sundays; Friday, July 3, Independence Day Holiday Observed

For a quick guide to Lakeland Library services and resources online go to Lakeland Library Online

For all other inquiries and full access to our electronic resources off campus (databases, e-books, research guides), please login to myLakeland and go to the Library Homepage. 

Coming Fall 2020!




Stories allow us to see the world through another’s eyes. The Lakeland StoryShare project, which is based on the StoryCorps ( model, seeks to gather, preserve, and share the stories of people in the college community in order “to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters.” While Lakeland is one community, it is comprised of many voices. We hope to record these diverse voices in conversation and share those conversations with the campus community through this project. In the process, we will build a valuable digital archive devoted to preserving Lakeland’s diversity.


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Human Library Event 

Lakeland Library will host its first Human Library event in the fall 2020 semester. In the coming months, we will be putting a call out for Lakeland students, faculty, and staff to volunteer as human books. Human books are people who volunteer to share their experiences and answer questions from event participants. The human books often represent diverse populations, including marginalized and stigmatized groups.


More details about Lakeland Library's Human Library event and StoryShare podcast are coming soon!


Available Reference Services


Research Help: Reference Librarians will respond to your questions via chat, email, and phone. 

  • Chat service: Please login to myLakeland and see the library homepage to click on the chat service. 
  • Email: 
  • Phone: 440-525-7425 

One-On-One -- Personal Research Assistance: We will provide one-on-one research appointments to individuals synchronously via the WebEx platform. Please login to myLakeland and request a one-on-one session by clicking One-On-One Request Form

Instruction: Librarians can provide information literacy instruction for classes synchronously via WebEx. Librarians can also deliver instructional support by embedding in Blackboard course sites, creating instructional videos, and providing course specific research guides. Request instruction or support by logging into myLakeland and clicking the Information Literacy Request Form

What's New in the Library


OhioLINK ebooks are now accessible in FiSH, the OhioLINK Central Catalog and various ebook platforms. Please call 440.525.7425 for assistance in accessing OhioLINK ebooks.

Check out the entire list of new library materials.

Spotlight on eResources


Need additional e-books, articles, citation help, learning platforms, or family resources? Check out our guides to free vendor resources and open educational resources below! We are committed to providing you with free resources for Summer Sessions 2020.

Guide to free vendor resources

Guide to open educational resources

Library Contact Information

General Information                                              Summer Sessions Hours                                    Web       

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

Email:                       Sun: Closed                                                                                                                                                                           


Contributors to the May newsletter include: Linda Glasser, Ragan Snead, Ellen Strand, Cori Tatulinski.

Editor: Ragan Snead

Lakeland Community College Library | 7700 Clocktower Dr. Kirtland, OH, 44094 | 440-525-7425 | myLakeland