Columbus College of Art and Design's Packard Library

The Packard Library at the Columbus College of Art and Design understands that inspiration can come from anywhere. That’s why they have quick access to a huge variety of books, electronic resources, magazines, journals, movies, digital images and many more sources to start your creative projects and keep them going. Whether it’s for class research or a personal interest, the library and its staff are here to help you find what you need when inspiration strikes.

OhioLINK recently sat down with Leslie Jankowski, the library’s director, to understand more of how The Packard Library impacts its community.

What are your top three points of pride in your library?

  1. Our top three points of pride start with our committed and knowledgeable staff. Every one of us love assisting our creative community. It is a lot of fun for our staff to get invested with the community’s projects and try to help them reach new heights every day.
  2. Another point of pride is our focused art and design collection. Packard Library listens to our students, faculty, and staff, and we use our expertise to ensure there is a variety of materials that serve to inform and inspire creativity and innovation.
  3. Our third point of pride is our commitment to a student-focused library. We strive to create an inclusive space where our students can see themselves. Everything we do is to make them feel welcome, seen, and heard!

What is the most popular spot in your library for patrons?

Our computers are definitely the most popular area. All of our Macs have the same programs our students use in their classrooms and for their artwork, such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, or AutoCAD. Many others are online looking for inspiration for their work or writing papers for their Writing & Arts classes.

How long have you been a member of OhioLINK?

CCAD has been a member of OhioLINK since 1998.

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