Lansing Community College Library
Old Central Library
1 / 11Old Central Library, date unknown.
Kim Farley, Reference Desk, Old Central Library
2 / 11Kim Farley, Reference Desk, Old Central Library, date unknown.
Suzanne Sawyer, Reference Desk, Arts & Sciences Library
3 / 11Suzanne Sawyer, Reference Desk, Arts and Sciences Library.
Gloria Sepulveda Vasqez, end of the card catalog, 1981
4 / 11Gloria Sepulveda-Vazquez, end of the card catalog, 1981.
Mark Zussman, Gannon Voc Tech Library
5 / 11Mark Zussman, Gannon Voc Tech Library
TLC building under construction, October 1996
6 / 11TLC building under construction, October 1996
Library display
7 / 11Library display, date unknown.
McKenzie Firstbrook and Mindy Babarskis, Library One Book event, 2018
8 / 11McKenzie Firstbrook and Mindy Babarskis, Library One Book event, 2018
Josef Welbes and Robin Moore, 2020
9 / 11Josef Welbes & Robin Moore, 2020
John Szilagyi and Steve Kimball, TLC Renovation, March 2020
10 / 11John Szilagyi & Steve Kimball, March 2020
Library staff photo, 2020
11 / 11Library staff meeting, 2020

LCC Library 1966-1997

This video was produced by Mark Zussman and Mark Buzzitta in 1997 right before the three libraries across campus combined and moved into the Technology and Learning Center.

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LIBRARY HISTORY TIMELINE

1950S

  • 1957: Lansing Community College was established. The "library" was a set of books on a windowsill in President Philip Gannon's office.
  • 1959: Don Pelkey was hired as the first LCC librarian.

1960S

  • 1960: First formal library was created in the Old Central Building.
  • 1964: A Library Technology degree program was created.
  • 1966: The library was moved into new space in Old Central (formerly Old Central high school gym).
  • 1968: A second library was established in the new Arts and Sciences building.

1970S

  • 1970s: Two hundred and fifty classes were offered per year on how to use the library.
  • 1970s: The library assisted other colleges and public libraries with the formation of the Michigan Library Consortium.
  • 1970s: The library converted to Library of Congress classification.
  • 1970s: The library began conversion to a computer catalog (CLSI).
  • 1974: The Arts and Sciences library received a special collection dedicated to Native American and Hispanic cultures.
  • 1975: A small library was established in the new Gannon Vocational-Technical building.

1980S

  • 1981: The library was the first in Michigan to provide a computer catalog for the entire collection.
  • 1988: Plan was devised to create one large LCC Library in the Arts and Sciences building. It was dropped due to the expense of moving the cafeteria.
  • 1988: The Vocational Technical Library in the Gannon building was closed.

1990S

  • 1990: A new Vocational Technical Library was opened in the Gannon building.
  • 1991: A Blue Ribbon committee recommended construction of an academic services building to house the library and other services.
  • 1995: There was a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Technology and Learning Center building.
  • 1997: The three LCC libraries became one as staff and material moved into the new library space in the TLC building.
  • 1998: The library in the TLC building officially opened 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 Library started 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: Lending laptop collection reached 500 laptops.

2020-

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

exterior shot of the TLC building on a sunny day with zero clouds

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

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