Spotlight: Vaughn College


Founded in 1932, Vaughn College students pursue bachelor and associate degrees in engineering, technology, management and aviation at the main campus located near LaGuardia Airport in New York City.

In addition to 42,000 shelved volumes, the library now offers 18,000 full-text periodicals and more than 35,000 e-books online. Under the leadership of Librarian Jo Ann Jayne, the library is constantly expanding its offerings and is the epicenter of knowledge for faculty and students. The library web portal is also a powerful tool and is just one aspect of the already multifaceted library resource center. The library’s resources are available online with scholarly journal articles and research databases just a few clicks away. Students, particularly students who take courses online with Vaughn, can also access an information literacy tutorial that assists them in learning effective search techniques.

As an institution focused on the fields of aviation and technology, Vaughn has acquired several significant archival materials including a piece of the Wright Flyer, a signed copy of an Amelia Earhart book autographed to one of Vaughn’s founders, a signed copy of Jimmy Doolittle’s autobiography (signed when he came to campus to receive an honorary degree), a piece of the famed Doolittle raiders airplane, and a commemorative poster signed by all of the living World War I flying aces in the early 1980s.

Librarian Director Joann Jayne, who has been with Vaughn College for more than 35 years, is excited about the future when a modern, well-equipped, two-tier library will be built as part of Vaughn’s comprehensive campaign to meet the needs of several new academic degree programs. This roughly 10,000 square foot space will include instructional and study space for the nearly 1,100 first-generation college students that Vaughn serves. The College also plans to work closely with the neighboring communities to create programming and provide resources for the largely immigrant population.

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