Lansing Community College Library
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1 / 10Old Central Library, date unknown.
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2 / 10Kim Farley, Old Central Library, date unknown.
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3 / 10Suzanne Sawyer, date unknown.
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4 / 10Gloria Sepulveda-Vazquez, 1981.
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5 / 10Mark Zussman, date unknown.
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6 / 10TLC building under construction, October 1996.
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7 / 10Library display, date unknown.
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8 / 10McKenzie Firstbrook and Mindy Babarskis, Joanne McFadden and students, 2018.
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9 / 10Robin Moore and Joe Welbes, 2020.
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10 / 10John Szilagyi and Steve Kimball, 2020.

1950s

1957: Lansing Community College is established. The "library" is a set of books on a windowsill in President Philip Gannon's office.

1959: Don Pelkey hired as the first LCC librarian.

1960s

1960: First formal library was created in the Old Central Building.

1966: The library moved into new space in Old Central (formerly Old Central high school gym).

1968: A second library is established in the new Arts and Sciences building.

1970s

1970: A Library Technology degree program is created.

1975: A small library is established in the new Gannon Vocational-Technical building.

1980s

1981: The library is the first in Michigan to provide a computer catalog for the entire collection.

1988: Plan devised to create one large LCC Library in the Arts and Sciences building. Dropped due to expense of moving the cafeteria.

1988: The Vocational Technical Library in the Gannon building closed.

1990s

1990: A new Vocational Technical Library opened in the Gannon building.

1991: A Blue Ribbon committee recommends construction of an academic services building to house the library and other services.

1995: Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Technology and Learning Center building.

1997: The three LCC libraries become one as staff and material move into the new library space in the TLC building.

1988: The library in the TLC building officially opens to the public in January, with a grand opening ceremony in March.

1999: Subscriptions to full text electronic resources were doubled.

2000-2010

2004: A 24/7 library tutorial was developed (LINKS).

2005: Email and chat reference services began.

2007: The library began a librarian liaison program.

2010-2019

2014: The first One Book One LCC program, Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

2016: The library began lending laptops and 3D printing became available.

2017: Appointment based reference service began.

2019: Library laptop checkouts rise to 500.

2020-

The library and the Technology and Learning Center building undergo a massive renovation. Learning Commons moves into TLC. The library and the Learning Commons work together to ensure ready access to academic support services for students: tutoring, research help, technology help, and writing assistance.

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3rd Floor
Technology & Learning Center
400 N. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933

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