"All of the pieces were ready to fall into place. The timing was right, the setting suitable, and the community receptive to the development of a college geared to the specialized needs of the 1950s. Lansing Community College was, so to speak, “waiting in the wings” to emerge as a vital part of mid-Michigan’s educational pulse—waiting to step into the role of education as a lifelong process."

Excerpt from A College for all Seasons: A History of Lansing Community College 1957 - 1987 available at LCC Library. Find answers to the questions below and more:

  • How many students enrolled in LCC in 1957 when it opened its doors?
  • How many faculty members were part of the first teaching staff?
  • What was the resident tuition rate in 1965?

Participate in National Immigrant Welcoming Week at LCC!

Beyond YouTube: Streaming Video in the Library Collection
Are you a visual or auditory learner? Are you looking for ways to spice up your presentation? As an LCC student, you have access to thousands of streaming videos through the Library. You can use the videos as you do research for your papers, or even link to videos for class presentations. Streaming videos even include transcripts and citation help.
Use the Find Videos page to search for all videos available through the Library, or search directly in our two streaming video databases:
·        NBC Learn provides educational videos on a variety subjects that can be viewed on your computer.

·        Films on Demand provides NBC News and historic film and video archives with more than 12,000 stories from the 1920s up to current day. Also includes NBC News resources for Higher Education, current events, and original science videos.

Beyond YouTube: Streaming Video in the Library Collection

Are you a visual or auditory learner? Are you looking for ways to spice up your presentation? As an LCC student, you have access to thousands of streaming videos through the Library. You can use the videos as you do research for your papers, or even link to videos for class presentations. Streaming videos even include transcripts and citation help.

Use the Find Videos page to search for all videos available through the Library, or search directly in our two streaming video databases:

·        NBC Learn provides educational videos on a variety subjects that can be viewed on your computer.

·        Films on Demand provides NBC News and historic film and video archives with more than 12,000 stories from the 1920s up to current day. Also includes NBC News resources for Higher Education, current events, and original science videos.

"When my financial aid money hasn’t come through, I use textbooks from the Library. It’s also helpful if I forget my books, then I come to the Library to do homework.” Carly Cosper, LCC Student"

Stack of textbooks

Save a Buck or $100. Use Textbooks on Reserve!

Yup, that’s right, you can borrow textbooks from the Library. If you’re enrolled in a core course, your textbook is available on reserve in the Library. If you’re not taking a core course, fear not! Your textbook might still be on reserve, or we may even have an older edition you can check out for a longer period. Check the Library catalog to find older editions of textbooks. As a bonus, we even have those fancy expensive calculators for you to borrow.

Be sure to get all the details about textbooks on reserve from our website before you travel to campus to check out books. You can also call the Checkout Desk at 517-483-1626 for information about course reserves.

In case you’re asking yourself, “What the heck are reserves?” let us demystify our lingo for you: Reserves, also known as Course Reserves, are items housed at the Checkout Desk with loan periods ranging from 2 hours to 1 week. Some items can’t even leave the Library. Items on reserve include some textbooks, along with other items requested or provided by instructors.

So, while you can’t keep reserve items for the entire semester, they can help you get started, or with some minor inconvenience, help you save a whole lotta money.

Good luck this semester and be on the lookout for more #starpower power-ups from the Library.

Edward Snowden leaked information about the NSA‘s surveillance program to Glen Greenwald – that was headline news. This book is the backstory – clandestine meetings in Hong Kong, Snowden’s intentions, the challenges of taking the story public, complex legal issues, the role of media, and privacy ramifications that affect all of us.

Edward Snowden leaked information about the NSA‘s surveillance program to Glen Greenwald – that was headline news. This book is the backstory – clandestine meetings in Hong Kong, Snowden’s intentions, the challenges of taking the story public, complex legal issues, the role of media, and privacy ramifications that affect all of us.

Need Help with Desire2Learn?

Students can get help with Desire2Learn every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Learning Commons in the Computer Tutoring Room (Rm 108, Arts and Sciences Building).

Sycamore Row by John Grisham

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance, one of Ford County’s most notorious citizens, just three years earlier.

Spicy Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry

Spicy Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry

Amazing and easy to make. Enjoy.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home. As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are leaving the country if they can. Ifemelu—beautiful, self-assured—departs for America to study. She suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships and friendships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze—the quiet, thoughtful son of a professor—had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a writer of an eye-opening blog about race in America. But when Ifemelu returns to Nigeria, and she and Obinze reignite their shared passion—for their homeland and for each other—they will face the toughest decisions of their lives.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home.

As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are leaving the country if they can. Ifemelu—beautiful, self-assured—departs for America to study. She suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships and friendships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze—the quiet, thoughtful son of a professor—had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London.

Years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a writer of an eye-opening blog about race in America. But when Ifemelu returns to Nigeria, and she and Obinze reignite their shared passion—for their homeland and for each other—they will face the toughest decisions of their lives.

Making a Change in Dark Times
by Victoria Baker
By now you’ve probably heard the news surrounding the ongoing saga of the missing Nigerian school girls. These abductions bring many emotions to the surface: shock, sadness, frustration, and anger to name a few. Yet, despair should not be the end of this story. Although this recent event highlights global abuses of human and women’s rights, it also shines a light on people who are working hard to bring about much needed change.
Last summer I had the honor of working with a dedicated group of people seeking to help young women escape the human trafficking and sex trades industries—True ID a faith-based nonprofit organization working to raise awareness of and provide support to sex workers and victims of human trafficking. Located in Vegas, a known hotbed of human trafficking, True ID’s outreach focuses on young women in the adult entertainment and sex workers industries. As a boots on the ground organization, volunteers reach out through conversation and fellowship by visiting clubs, brothels, streets, treatment centers, and shelters. Even with only barely a year under their belts, True ID has already helped over a dozen women escape from the trafficking industry and gain a means to support themselves free from oppression and coercion.
Not only is True ID making a change in the U.S. but they are also reaching out internationally through a partnership with Real Impact, a sister group that organizes international missions. Through the True ID/Real Impact partnership I traveled to Thailand to learn about the process of rescuing children, which includes medical and psychological care for the rescued children. Due to regional instability, Thailand receives many refugees from neighboring nations. Of particular impact, is the continuing feud among ethnic groups within neighboring Myanmar (Burma), this conflict has created countless orphans drawing human traffickers to the area. Real Impact makes frequent trips over the border to scout for children whose traffickers are actively seeking sales to child brothels in Bangkok and China. Before an exchange, Real Impact seeks to rescue the child and then provides a safe home in Thailand.
My time in Las Vegas, Thailand, and Myanmar (Burma) certainly changed me. I had always been plagued by the injustices of the world and would experience great sadness and anxiety over the terrible things that happen to children. Before last summer, I fought with a crushing sense of helplessness that nothing could be done to protect this most vulnerable population. After seeing children and young girls rescued from slavery and oppression I began to feel differently. Like many of us I still get upset by stories like that of the girls in Nigeria, but now these stories inspire me to get involved. I know that something can be done, that there are people out there working to transform the darkness of our world to light and bring about change; people like the women of true ID and Real Impact, maybe even people like you and me.
Victoria Baker is an LCC student studying psychology, and has been working at the LCC Library since 2012. In her spare time she reads and paints.
Opinions expressed within this article reflect the views and opinions of Victoria Baker and not those of the LCC Library.

Making a Change in Dark Times

by Victoria Baker

By now you’ve probably heard the news surrounding the ongoing saga of the missing Nigerian school girls. These abductions bring many emotions to the surface: shock, sadness, frustration, and anger to name a few. Yet, despair should not be the end of this story. Although this recent event highlights global abuses of human and women’s rights, it also shines a light on people who are working hard to bring about much needed change.

Last summer I had the honor of working with a dedicated group of people seeking to help young women escape the human trafficking and sex trades industries—True ID a faith-based nonprofit organization working to raise awareness of and provide support to sex workers and victims of human trafficking. Located in Vegas, a known hotbed of human trafficking, True ID’s outreach focuses on young women in the adult entertainment and sex workers industries. As a boots on the ground organization, volunteers reach out through conversation and fellowship by visiting clubs, brothels, streets, treatment centers, and shelters. Even with only barely a year under their belts, True ID has already helped over a dozen women escape from the trafficking industry and gain a means to support themselves free from oppression and coercion.

Not only is True ID making a change in the U.S. but they are also reaching out internationally through a partnership with Real Impact, a sister group that organizes international missions. Through the True ID/Real Impact partnership I traveled to Thailand to learn about the process of rescuing children, which includes medical and psychological care for the rescued children. Due to regional instability, Thailand receives many refugees from neighboring nations. Of particular impact, is the continuing feud among ethnic groups within neighboring Myanmar (Burma), this conflict has created countless orphans drawing human traffickers to the area. Real Impact makes frequent trips over the border to scout for children whose traffickers are actively seeking sales to child brothels in Bangkok and China. Before an exchange, Real Impact seeks to rescue the child and then provides a safe home in Thailand.

My time in Las Vegas, Thailand, and Myanmar (Burma) certainly changed me. I had always been plagued by the injustices of the world and would experience great sadness and anxiety over the terrible things that happen to children. Before last summer, I fought with a crushing sense of helplessness that nothing could be done to protect this most vulnerable population. After seeing children and young girls rescued from slavery and oppression I began to feel differently. Like many of us I still get upset by stories like that of the girls in Nigeria, but now these stories inspire me to get involved. I know that something can be done, that there are people out there working to transform the darkness of our world to light and bring about change; people like the women of true ID and Real Impact, maybe even people like you and me.

Victoria Baker is an LCC student studying psychology, and has been working at the LCC Library since 2012. In her spare time she reads and paints.

Opinions expressed within this article reflect the views and opinions of Victoria Baker and not those of the LCC Library.