LCC is operating - we're just doing things differently.

LCC will continue to operate remotely until further notice (a list of face-to-face and hybrid classes for fall will be posted on July 27). Medical Assisting, Nursing, Machining and Welding resumed limited lab activity on May 5. Applications for emergency funding assistance are still being accepted. - Learn More.

Mission

The mission of Lower Columbia College Library and Learning Commons is to provide the instructional support, resources, and environment that students need to become accomplished, independent learners.

Vision

Our vision is to be an empowering information hub where users have access to cutting edge academic support services in a single location.

Values

The Lower Columbia College Library and Learning Commons supports student success by upholding the following core values:

  • Customer service

  • Collaboration

  • Communication

  • Adaptability

  • Lifelong independent learning

Outcomes

Library Services will fulfill its mission by meeting the following outcomes:

  • Employing professionally-qualified faculty librarians and library paraprofessionals who are active educators.

  • Providing maximum access to information resources and services that support and augment the classroom experience and that foster academic excellence through the freedom of inquiry.

  • Encouraging and facilitating intellectual independence and lifelong learning through instructional programs and services that emphasize information literacy and complement classroom instruction.

  • Providing distinctive programs and services designed to meet the intellectual and cultural needs of an information-based society.

  • Providing an atmosphere and environment that supports the use of information in learning and study.

  • Utilizing available and emerging technologies that support and enhance instruction and information retrieval.

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