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Learning Commons Stats

This guide displays statistics collected about the GATOR Library of Northshore Technical Community College

Learning Commons Facts

About the Learning Commons

Mission Statement:

NTCC Learning Commons supports student success and community enrichment by: (1) providing dynamic and high-quality resources, services and student-centered learning environments; (2) leading Information Literacy efforts; and (3) offering professional development and training for faculty & staff through the TLC.

Vision Statement:

Empower, Explore, Connect


Established: 2013

Number of Librarians: 5

  • Library Director: Cindy Knight
  • Assistant Director & Southeastern Site Librarian: Angie Balius
  • Florida Parishes and Livingston Campus Librarian: Raymond Brookter 
  • Lacombe & Sullivan Campus Librarian: Patrick Lonergan
  • Hammond Campus Librarian: Shellie Lister

Number of Learning Commons Locations: 6

  • Southeastern Site - Room 222
  • Florida Parishes Campus - Room 157
  • Hammond Campus - Room 211
  • Lacombe Campus - Room 104
  • Livingston Campus - Room 101
  • Sullivan Campus - Rooms 401

Accessible Databases: 93

Through membership in the LOUIS Consortium (Louisiana Library Network), which is composed of academic libraries from across the State of Louisiana, NTCC’s Learning Commons is able to purchase subscriptions to electronic resources in support of the College’s mission of “… providing quality workforce training and transfer opportunities by awarding associate degrees, technical diplomas and certificates to students seeking a competitive edge in today’s global economy.” All electronic resources are available to NTCC students through Internet access.  

In addition to providing electronic resources, the library also offers learning opportunities to assist students in obtaining the Information Literacy skills necessary “… to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information” ( which is an integral part of today’s learning process to better prepare students to adapt to ever-changing challenges in the job market as well as in life.

The Northshore Technical Community College Learning Commons resources are available online 24 hours a day and seven days a week with an internet connection through the GATOR Library Website:


GATOR Library Awards

Northshore Technical Community College’s GATOR Library Awards 

-- Presented by LOUIS, the Louisiana Library Network -- 

Library of the Year 2019

Library of the Year 2021

Outreach Program of the Year 2021

Leader in Librarianship 2022

L to R – Janine Smith, Cynthia Knight, Patrick Lonergan, & Angie Balius -- LOUIS Users Conference 2022