Leonard H. Timmerman Library

Named after a founding father and former director of Lake Area Technical Institute, the Leonard H. Timmerman Library is our students’ go-to place for resources and educational services. Whether a student needs a quiet place to study, tutoring services, research materials, or a place to collaborate projects with other students, the library has it all.

The library’s collection of resources includes various online databases, ebooks, streaming educational videos, books, reference materials, magazines, journals and newspapers. Our full-time staff is available to assist students with research questions. Other services available through the library include interlibrary loan, computer access, printers, photocopier, collaborative workstations, and scanners. E-readers and iPads are available for loan.

The library, located in room 210 of the Main Building, supports both collaborative and individual study. The space also includes three study rooms students can use as quiet individual study spaces or as places to meet and work in groups. Library hours are 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays, and 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays. Summer hours are abbreviated.

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Nicki Yackley-Franken

Nicki is the librarian at Lake Area Tech. In addition to her role as librarian, she also teaches gen ed classes and heads the All-Campus Read committee. Nicki joined the LATI team in 2006 after teaching composition for two years and being a journalist for one year. When she’s not at work, Nicki likes to read, write, camp, and fish. She also likes participating in her book club with friends and LATI co-workers. Nicki is married to Jeremy and they have two children, Mia and Brandon. She is a native of Sioux Center, IA, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Briar Cliff University and her Master’s degree from Minnesota State University.

Barb Dunn

Administrative Assistant
Barb provides clerical support for the PTA, OTA, Business Associate, Aviation, and Financial Services programs. She is housed in the busy library where she also assists students with computer issues, printing, and other day-to-day needs. Before coming to Lake Area Tech, Barb and her husband, Jeff, owned and operated two local businesses. They have two grown children and one new grandson, Braylon. Barb grew up in Rapid City and lived in Minnesota and Kentucky before moving back to Watertown. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to visit family and friends and also to experience new places, unique foods, and new ideas.