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Community & Two Year College Libraries Interest Group (C2YCLIG)


This Interest Group will enable librarians working with students pursuing two year degrees or technical certificates to share experiences, expertise and solutions.


Topics of interest to members of the group can include but would not be limited to:

  • Librarianship from a two year perspective including reference, instruction, assessment, collection development, student workers, personnel, budget, management, leadership
  • Library staff members with responsibilities beyond traditional library roles
  • Transition from emphasis on open access enrollment to emphasis on student success and completion
  • Collaboration with other departments on campus
  • Preparing students transferring to other schools


  • Identify and recruit members and committee leaders who are interested in topics related to libraries in community and two year colleges.
  • Foster communication and collaboration among those interested in community college and two year libraries.
  • Establish an online presence that will facilitate communication among group members.
  • Present sharing opportunities (at least one per year) that help those interested in two year and community college libraries share experiences, expertise and solutions.
  • Communicate group activities and information with ALAO and the wider library community.


  • The beneficiaries of this interest group will be those interested in community college and two year libraries.

For more information see the Procedures Manual

C2YCLIG Events

Thursday, February @ 2:00 PM

We will be hosting a book discussion series and workshop this year centered on the theme of Race in America

We invite you to read the articles below and participate in our final virtual discussion.

  1. Brook, F., Ellenwood, D., and Lazzaro, A.E. (2015). In pursuit of antiracist social justice: Denaturalizing whiteness in the academic library. Library Trends, 64(2), 246-284.
  2. Rapchak, M. (2019). That which cannot be named: The absence of Race in the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Journal of Radical Librarianship, 5, 173-196.
  3. Stewart, B., Ju, B., and Kendrick, K.D. (2019). Racial climate and inclusiveness in academic libraries: Perceptions of welcomeness among black college students. Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy, 89(1), 16-33. 


Megan Mamolen (2020-22)

Librarian, Assistant Professor
Lakeland Community College
7700 Clocktower Drive
Kirtland, OH 44094
Phone: 440-525-7310
Email: mmamolen1@lakelandcc.edu

Ragan Snead (2020-22)

Circulation Services Coordinator
Lakeland Community College
7700 Clocktower Drive
Kirtland, OH 44094
Phone: 440-525-7273
Email: rsnead1@lakelandcc.edu

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