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Lakeland Library Newsletter: October 2018

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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. 

Library Events

Monday Book Club:

Monday, November 12, 2018 at 2:00PM, Holden University Center, Room U-202
Read the book and join in a discussion of "The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon" by David Grann. Click here for more information.

Book Discussion Group:

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at 12:00PM, Room C-2058
Read the book and join in a discussion of "The Kitchen God's Wife" by Amy Tan
Click here for more information.

Lakeland Library asks...

What is the scariest book or story you’ve ever read?


Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

"It is a suspense-filled and terrifying story about trust, control and power."

-Linda Glasser, Library Acquisitions Coordinator

“The Mysterious Stranger” by Mark Twain

"What I remember is the “Stranger,” which I believe is supposed to be Satan, grants all wishes but turns them into tragedy. To my teenaged mind it provided a lot to think about, including how fortune can quickly turn to ruin. It makes me think about people that win a lot of money then every relative and scammer shows up – Scary."

-Cori Tatulinski, Library Serials Specialist

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

"Everything about that book was spine-chilling! I read it many years ago, and still think about it. It’s true-life horror!"

-Ellen Strand, Interlibrary Loan Specialist

“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe

"I thought this story was particularly scary because the characterization of the heartbeat in the floor was very real. When I read the story as a teenager, I was spooked by every thump and bump I heard in my room at night for weeks thereafter!"

-Megan Mamolen, Librarian

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

"I had to read this one in high school. It's a creepy and eerie ghost story which I do not recommend reading when you're home alone."

-Manda Lueders, Librarian

The Shining by Stephen King

"There is a part in The Shining where Danny Torrance gets stalked and attacked by the topiary animals on the Overlook Hotel’s grounds and it is the creepiest scene in a book that I have ever read. It doesn’t sound very scary but King has a knack for making the most ordinary things terrifying."

-Ragan Snead, Circulation Supervisor

Looking forward...

Thanksgiving decor


For November, Lakeland Library asks,

What are you most thankful for?

For a chance to see your answer included in the newsletter, email your response to Ashlei Zakes at, or stop by the Library in November to add your response to our gratitude chain. 

Did you know?

Did you know?

Lakeland Library partners with three Lake County public libraries to provide browsing collections for Lakeland faculty, staff, and students. These collections include movies, audiobooks, adult fiction, and young adult fiction. These items check out with your Lakeland ID for three weeks! Our current partners are Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, Kirtland Public Library, and Mentor Public Library. 


Browsing Collection


Staff from the Library competed in the Clocktower Run! Congratulations to Ragan Snead, Circulation Coordinator, and Manda Lueders, Reference Librarian, who placed 2nd and 3rd in their age division, respectively. 


Ragan Snead and Manda Leuders

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 September 2018 materials.

Things to Know

You can access a variety of Lakeland Library's resources without ever leaving your home or office! Simply login to myLakeland, and navigate to the Library's homepage to access hundreds of digital resources FOR FREE, or click on the links below for specific tools:

Have a question about our digital resources, or need help finding specific materials? Email Megan Mamolen at, or contact the Reference Desk at 440.525.7425.


More FREE Resources in the Lakeland Library

Schedule a One-on-One research appointment with a Reference Librarian.

Meet with a Writing Center Tutor for writing assistance.

Request books through OhioLINK, a consortium of over 120 Ohio colleges and universities.

Browse through a variety of current magazines and newspapers.

Discover a book to read in the Kirtland Public Library Browsing Collection.

Look for a DVD to view in the Mentor Public Library and Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library Browsing Collections.

Study with friends in the Library Collaboration Space.

Attend a Book Discussion on campus or at the Holden University Center.

Use the charging stations and portable chargers.

Check out a variety of technology items: iPad, eReader, digital camera, handheld scanner, speaker, microphone and more.

Visit the Library on the third floor of C-Building, C-3051, or call 440.525.7424, for more information.


Jenna Spivak, Circulation Assistant

Jenna Spivak

 Started working at LCC: Sept 2018

Previous employment: Progressive Insurance & Mentor Public Library

Currently reading: Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard​

Currently watching: Supergirl

Topic you can talk about for hours: Yoga

Favorite vegetable: Carrots 

Faculty Spotlight

Congratulations to Dr. Mitch James for publishing the short story "What Floats, What Sinks" in Ohio's Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction. A copy of the anthology is available in the Library!



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 Services

Service of the Month

Interlibrary Loan is one way that the Lakeland Library can help students and faculty complete research papers. If you can’t find a book or article in our Library, and have asked the Reference Librarians for help, please keep Interlibrary Loan in mind. We can locate and get copies of books or articles from almost anywhere in the world. And the majority of times, it is all FREE! Last month we fulfilled requests from students and faculty for 47 items. Feel free to ask our Reference Librarians for more information, or call Ellen Strand at 440.525.7314.

One-On-One: Personal Research Assistance

Got a research project that seems like more than you can manage? Don’t get stuck, get help! Through the One-On-One: Personal Research Assistance program, you can get individualized instruction from Lakeland’s Librarians to help you navigate the research process. Convenient and easy, the One-On-One program allows you to pick the date and time you want to get the help you need on those tough research projects. To sign up for a One-On-One call 440.525.7425, fill out this simple online request form, or stop by the Reference Desk in the Library to speak with a Librarian. This service is available for both students and instructors!


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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Contributors to the October newsletter include: Ellen StrandLinda Glasser, Tom Hyland, Holly Rosby, Ragan Snead, Ashlei Zakes

Editor: Megan Mamolen

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