TSCT Welcomes New Director of Learning Resources Center
Lancaster, PA – Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology welcomes Jennifer (J.J.) Landis as the new Director of the Learning Resources Center.
J.J. graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Elementary Education and received her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Drexel University.
J.J.’s previous roles included being a librarian at the Strasburg-Heisler Library, an editor and writer at Transport for Christ International and an educator at the International Christian School Hong Kong.
J.J. was welcomed to the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology community at the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester as the Interim Director.
“I was always intrigued by Stevens’ pragmatic approach to education,” says J.J. “For years, I drove by the sign at the corner of Broad St. and King St. and wondered about the college beyond the sign. This school gives students a clear path for a successful career and truly changes lives and I’m glad I get to be a part of that!”
With J.J. as the new Director of the Learning Resources Center, there are exciting things happening in the near future. When asked about what we could expect, “We are decluttering the LRC and coming up with plans for the future. Stevens is one of the best trade schools in the country; I’d like the library to reflect that in terms of resources and technology.”
In addition to being the Director of the LRC, J.J. is an accomplished author. Specific titles include: Some Things You Keep: Letting go. Holding On. Growing Up, which was recognized by the Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards as the 2015 Book of the Year Finalist, Mia’s Wish and most recently Marshall Mellow.
J.J says libraries are more about information than books. Being a librarian requires a good mix of left brain and right brain skills, like reading, writing, researching, organizing, creating systems, and helping people find the information they need.
She encourages the Thaddeus Stevens community to stop by and utilize the many resources the LRC offers, “We are here to help! Librarians are magic.”
When J.J. is not working at the Learning Resources Center, she enjoys reading, running, eating ice cream, watching musical theater, and being with her family.
J.J. currently resides in Lancaster with her husband and three kids, along with a bratty cat and a darling dog.
The Kenneth W. Schuler Learning Resources Center is open to all members of the College Community. Its mission is to supply the information, resources, and services necessary to support the educational mission of the College. The library provides access to traditional resources in the LRC facility during posted operating hours and offers access to a variety of electronic formats.
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is consistently ranked as Pennsylvania’s top technical college and awards associate degrees in 22 high-demand, skilled occupations. A full listing of programs is available at www.StevensCollege.edu.