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Lakeland Library Newsletter: September 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

Book Discussion Group:

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 at 12:00PM, Room C-2058
Read the book and join in a discussion of "1984" by George Orwell

Click here for more information.

Monday Book Club:

Monday, October 1, 2018 at 2:00PM, Holden University Center, Room U-202
Read the book and join in a discussion of "The Beautiful and Damned" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Click here for more information.

The Knowledge Exchange: Library Digital Materials Workshop:

Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at 12:00PM, Lakeland Library Collaboration Space
Presented by: Mary Pelton, Mentor Public Library Reference Librarian

Get digital with eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, music and more from Mentor Public Library!  This workshop will introduce you to the digital services available with a Mentor Public Library card and show you how to get this digital material onto your tablet or smartphone.

Visit the Library or call 440.525.7424 for more information.

Midterm Stress Relief:

October 15-18, 2018 from 8:00AM - 9:00PM, Library
Need a break from studying for midterms? Stop by the Library for some Stress Relief! Visit the Library or call 440.525.7424 for more information.

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and The Drug Company that Addicted America:

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Mentor High School's Paradigm Center

5:30 pm: Resource Fair with Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Lake County ADAMHS Board, Crossroads, Lake Health, United Way of Lake County, Ravenwood Health, and others. 

6:30 pm: Beth Macy, bestselling author, talks about her new book, Dopesick, and how opiates addicted a nation.    Sponsored by Lake-Geauga League of Libraries.

Furnishing Eternity: A Father, a Son, a Coffin, and a Measure of Life:

Saturday, October 20, 1 pm

Osborne Community Plaza

Author David Giffels will be speaking about his newest book, "Furnishing Eternity: A Father, a Son, a Coffin and a Measure of Life." on Saturday, October 20, 1:00pm at Osborne Community Plaza, Ohio Living Breckenridge Village, 36851 Ridge Road, Willoughby, OH 44094. Books will be available for purchase & signing. Call any WEPL library to register or sign up at Event co-sponsored by Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library and Ohio Living Breckenridge Village.

Book Discussion Group:

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 12:00PM, Room C-2058
Read the book and join in a discussion of "The Stranger in the Woods" by Michael Finkel.

Click here for more information.

Library Services

Service of the Month

For Students:
Need a textbook? Try the Textbook Reserve Collection at the Library!

Many textbooks and supplemental course materials are available for two hour, in-library use.

In addition to textbooks, we also circulate technology. Laptops, iPads, phone chargers, calculators, and more!

Stop by the Circulation desk in the Library or call 440.525.7424 for more information.

For Instructors:
If you are interested in adding a textbook to our reserve collection, stop by the Circulation desk in the Library or call 440.525.7424 for more information.


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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This platform is available for digital collaboration. Librarians can work with you to create Library instruction templates, Library research guides, and Library assignments. 

Please contact Megan Mamolen ( or Tom Hyland ( with questions. 

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Did you know?

Lakeland Library

Did you know?

Lakeland Library is organizing a new student group, the Student Library Innovators. Students will have the opportunity to make the Library a better place.

  • Help plan events, programs, and services for the Library.
  • Add exciting new material to the Library's circulating collection like popular fiction, movies, and games.
  • Have an active voice in Library procedures and policy changes that affect students.

Interested students should contact Ragan Snead at 440.525.7273 or

Information Literacy (IL) Instruction

Library Classroom

Do you give your students a research assignment?

If you give a research assignment to your class, you should consider signing your class up for Information Literacy (IL) instruction with a Librarian. Lakeland’s Librarians tailor their instruction to meet the goals and objectives of your research assignments. And, when Librarian-led IL instruction is timed to coincide with your research assignments, your students will do better on them. We have the (empirical) evidence to prove it! Just ask, we’d love to share it with you.

But I don’t have time!  My syllabus is packed.

Don’t worry! Lakeland’s Librarians strive to be flexible in their approach to instruction. We can deliver instruction in many ways—remotely via WebEx; using the flipped method; face-to-face in 75 minutes or less; face-to-face over the span of a few classes; embedded in Blackboard course sites; or via the LibGuides (research guides) platform. You name it, we’ve done it. We’ll find a way to deliver IL instruction for you.

My students say they’ve had instruction in the Library before and they don’t need to go again.

Many students would be happy taking only one History, English, or Math class too. What would you say to the student who tells you that they’ve taken one history class so they’re pretty sure they know all they need to know about history? If you teach history, you’d probably disagree. Lakeland’s Librarians have developed an Information Literacy Instruction Program Scaffold, which means we’ve identified essential IL skills and concepts that should be introduced, reinforced, or demonstrated at every level of the curriculum from FYEX through 2000 level courses.

If you’re interested in signing your class up for IL instruction, contact a Librarian by phone at 440.525.7425 or by email at

Library Resources


What's New?

  • Stop by the Library to check out some of our great new resources!
  • Can't make it to the Library? Check out the entire list of new August 2018 Materials

Things to Know

  • Nexis Uni, formerly Lexis Nexis Academic, has changed interfaces. Please see Nexis Uni tutorials for videos on how to use the database.
  • Safari e-books database is changing platforms. The transition is scheduled to occur in November, but should not affect those using e-books for course materials this semester. Details to follow!
  • Password changes are coming to EBSCO accounts. If you have created a user account to save materials, expiration dates may be applied to your password as early as October. Be sure to update your password as necessary.
  • Did you notice anything different about Lakeland Library catalog? Links have been added from the local periodical record to EBSCO full text to streamline periodical access. 


Jason Spinks, Library Student Worker

         Jason Spinks

Major: Mechanical Engineering Technology

Favorite thing about the Library: The Collaboration Space

Currently reading: The Sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok by Ben Waggoner 

Topic you could talk about for hours: D&D (Dungeons & Dragons)

Favorite vegetable: pickled brussels sprouts

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.


Banned Books Week

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The Lakeland Library celebrates Banned Books Week from September 23-29. Started in 1982 in response to an increased number of book challenges in schools, libraries, and bookstores, the annual event celebrates the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.

Check out our library guide for more information about banned books. And be sure to visit the Library to see our banned books display and enter our contest for a chance to win an Amazon gift card!

Book Review

In honor of Banned Books Week, September’s book review recognizes one of the most frequently banned and challenged books in American history, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Though recognized by most as a classic of American literature, the book has never eluded harsh criticism for derogatory language and racial stereotypes.

In the story, abused child Huck Finn and fugitive slave Jim travel together down the Mississippi River on a raft, meeting along the way a variety of colorful characters from the pre-Civil War South. During their journey, Huck faces a sort of battle of conscience as he tries to reconcile his own feelings about race and slavery with the ideas enforced by society at the time.

The value of Twain’s novel, and its continued relevance in our world, are nicely summed up by Scott D. Southard in his review of the novel for WKAR Public Media for Michigan State University:

“American history is not always pretty. Sometimes it’s hard to accept that, but it is true. As Americans, there are blemishes there we don’t like the mirror to remind us of. For over 130 years, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain has held up that mirror and dared us to look at the reflection.”

Let us hope that this novel, and all banned and challenged books, continue to do so long into the future.

Library Contact Information

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Contributors to the September newsletter include: Linda Glasser, Tom Hyland, Holly Rosby, Ragan Snead, Ashlei Zakes

Editor: Megan Mamolen

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