LLCC Library Search & Discover is here! 

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At the LLCC Library, we value people and the sharing of information. That’s why we’re happy to bring you an easy, updated way to find and access library resources from wherever you are. This new cloud-based platform links you seamlessly to all resources at your LLCC Library, other I-Share libraries, Ebsco databases, WorldCat and more. Try all your favorite methods of searching the library or experience new layers of information discovery.

Try it out here!
LLCC Library Search & Discover

Feeling stuck? We’re here to help!

For research guidance, reach out to one of our amazing library faculty members:

For questions about accessing any of our library resources, email us at library.tech@llcc.edu.

Changes coming to LLCC Library’s website

Lincoln Land Community College LibraryExciting changes are coming to LLCC Library’s online catalog and electronic resource environment! Beginning on June 24, 2020, searching and accessing library resources from the library’s website will have a new, improved look and functionality.  

Initiating a search and discovering relevant electronic or physical resources will become a seamless process. This new search tool will allow you to discover various types of resources from multiple platforms all in one portal, including access to all types of electronic resources directly from your results list. You will also experience better ways to filter, narrow, broaden and define your search results. As always, our library faculty and staff will be there to help as we all make the switch to a new and improved way of searching, finding and accessing information among LLCC Library’s resources and beyond.     

Library services for summer 2020

As always, the LLCC Library faculty and staff are here for you and your students, and we will continue to serve you and your students remotely over the summer semester.

The LLCC Library faculty members are available on the schedule below to assist with research, reference and information literacy instruction. They can help you and your students in a variety of ways, including through email, Teams or Zoom sessions or chat. They can coordinate information literacy instruction for your classes that may include learning modules, guides or videos. They also can work with you toward creating specific course- or assignment-based content to help your students succeed with information literacy. Students can make appointments with them by emailing and setting up an appropriate time and method of communication. They are ready to work with you and your students! Just contact one of them via email to start the conversation.

All LLCC Library faculty and staff are available to help Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Through the Remote Services web guide, available on the library’s webpage, you and your students can find:

  • How to contact us and who to contact for different services
  • Chat reference service available 24/7
  • How to log into electronic resources remotely
  • Information literacy lessons
  • Quick video guides supporting information literacy topics
  • How to request articles electronically
  • Additional e-resources that library groups and vendors are providing during the emergency (beyond the paid, library-licensed resources already available through the LLCC Library)
  • Information for faculty about:
    • Choosing and using open education resources (OERs)
    • Copyright
    • Using Kanopy streaming videos for course content

We are here to work with you for our students!

Library remote services

Tammy Kuhn-Schnell, dean, library, shares how the LLCC Library faculty and staff have elevated services and resources to better accommodate remote interactions and learning — including a 24/7 chat reference service and a new LLCC Library YouTube channel. To see all LLCC library services, visit their remote services web guide that is accessible from  www.llcc.edu/student-support-services and the library’s homepage.

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LLCC Library elevating services and resources for remote learning

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During this time of remote instruction, the LLCC Library faculty and staff have elevated services and resources to better accommodate remote interactions and learning. They have created a Remote Services web guide that is accessible from the COVID-19: Resources for Students webpage and the Library’s homepage.

On the Remote Services web guide, you and your students can find:

  • Contact information and who to contact for different services
  • Chat reference service – available 24/7
  • How to log in to electronic resources remotely
  • Information literacy lessons
  • Quick video guides supporting information literacy topics
  • How to request articles electronically
  • Additional e-resources that library groups and vendors are providing during the emergency (beyond the paid, library-licensed resources already available through the LLCC Library)
  • Information for faculty about:
    • Choosing and using open education resources (OERs)
    • Copyright
    • Using Kanopy streaming videos for course content

The LLCC Library has been trying out a service where one of the library faculty members is embedded into a course that is heavy with information literacy outcomes. If you would like to pursue this, please contact one of the library faculty members.

An LLCC Library YouTube channel has been created for library and information literacy video content. Feel free to check it out, point students in that direction and use the short videos.

Also, if you see that your class needs specific electronic resources, streaming media titles, e-books or other resources, please let the LLCC Library know. If they have it, they will point you in the right direction. If they don’t have it, they will see about getting it.

The LLCC Library faculty and staff are here for you and your students!

Check out the view: Rediscover your library

Check out the view: Rediscover your library. Come celebrate the newly redesigned community space in the Library!
Check out the view, and rediscover your library today, Jan. 21, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the LLCC Library in Sangamon Hall! Join us as we celebrate the newly redesigned community space in the LLCC Library. Donuts, coffee, hot chocolate and tea will be served.

Check out the view: Rediscover your library

Check out the view: Rediscover your library. Come celebrate the newly redesigned community space in the Library!
Check out the view, and rediscover your library on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the LLCC Library in Sangamon Hall! Join us as we celebrate the newly redesigned community space in the LLCC Library. Donuts, coffee, hot chocolate and tea will be served.

LLCC Library donates Lincoln biographer’s book collection to ALPLM

Photo of Dr. Benjamin P. Thomas and books from his collectionThe LLCC Library today presented a collection of 133 books owned by renowned Lincoln biographer Dr. Benjamin P. Thomas to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

“This is a collection that was donated to us some time ago and will add to the scholarship of those who study the Dr. Charlotte Warren at donation ceremonylife and times of Abraham Lincoln,” said Dr. Charlotte Warren, president of LLCC, at a brief ceremony at the LLCC Library. “I commend our Library dean and her staff, who have determined that this collection is best suited to a research institution. And what better one than our own Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, right here in Springfield.”

Tammy Kuhn-Schnell, dean of the LLCC Library, explained why the books are a perfect fit for a research library such as the ALPLM.

“Their value is in the scholarship that they bring to Dr. Thomas’s body of work,” said Kuhn-Schnell. “We feel the collection will be more widely used by patrons and researchers at the ALPLM, expanding access to those who seek it.”

Ian Hunt, acquisitions chief of the ALPLM, gratefully accepted the gift on behalf of the presidential library.

“In the world of Lincoln scholarship, Benjamin P. Thomas remains a significant figure,” Hunt noted. “These books from the personal library of Dr. Thomas include numerous handwritten notes and observances that could be invaluable to current scholars seeking to understand his vision of President Lincoln. This gift will complement the Thomas family manuscript collections already on hand at the presidential library, and Lincoln Land Community College should be applauded for its outstanding generosity and commitment to scholarship.”

Kuhn-Schnell said the donation is indicative of the cooperative nature of the library community. “LLCC is pleased to contribute this collection to a renowned research institution, in addition to enhancing access to Thomas’s scholarship and materials.”

She said that Thomas lived in Springfield from 1932 until his death in 1956. During that time, he presided over the Abraham Lincoln Association’s research program and was a businessman and farmer. His wife, Salome, a Springfield native known for her generosity, donated his personal book collection to the LLCC Library prior to her death in 1999.

Dr. Thomas’s most known works include “Abraham Lincoln: A Biography,” first published in 1952; “Lincoln’s New Salem,” first published in 1934; and “Lincoln, 1847-1853, Being the Day-by-Day Activities of Abraham Lincoln,” first published in 1936.

LLCC Library to donate Lincoln biographer’s book collection to ALPLM this morning

The LLCC Library will present a collection of more than 100 books owned and used by Lincoln biographer Benjamin P. Thomas to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum this morning at 10:30 a.m. in the LLCC Library. Speakers Tammy Kuhn-Schnell, dean of the LLCC Library, and Ian Hunt, acquisitions chief, ALPLM, will discuss the history and significance of the gift.

New sharing agreement with Lincoln Library in Springfield

Are you looking for more popular reading materials, audio books, DVDs and CDs?

The LLCC Library has established a reciprocal borrowing agreement with Lincoln Library, the public library of Springfield. LLCC students, staff and faculty who live outside of Lincoln Library’s district will now have access to Lincoln Library’s circulating materials free of charge as non-resident reciprocal members.

To obtain a reciprocal library card, LLCC students and employees will have to present an LLCC ID and a signed Confirmation of Good Standing form at the Lincoln Library. The Confirmation of Good Standing form is available at the LLCC circulation desk, and our circulation staff can help with this. The Lincoln Library reciprocal card will be active for one year and is renewable for those eligible. LLCC students, staff and faculty who already live within Lincoln Library’s district will be granted a regular public library card.

LLCC students and employees will not have access to Lincoln Library’s off-site electronic resources or to interlibrary loan privileges. Also, the reciprocal agreement does not extend to family members of LLCC students or employees.

If you are interested in becoming a reciprocal member of Lincoln Library, stop by the LLCC Library to find out more and pick up your Confirmation of Good Standing form.