Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Library Naming and Dedication Event

By Gabriella Lopez
                           Joyce W. Livingston Dedication

Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Library held a naming event and dedication on April 12, 2018. Sponsored by the Black Faculty and Staff Association and the campus Library Department, the campus officially named the Library Reference Desk in a lunchtime ceremony after the late campus librarian Joyce W. Livingston. Joyce worked at Trade Tech as a librarian for 33 years, fourteen as department chair and was active throughout campus, at the District, statewide and in the community. She served for years as the college’s reference librarian and helped countless students with their work and their educational direction. She passed away in August of 2012, less than two months after her retirement. We were honored to have Joyce Livingston’s three children with us (Deanne, Ron and Kevin), as well as former librarians and many who cherished her and her work. After the dedication, many of the attendees joined for a reception sponsored by Black Faculty and Staff Association to share more stories.