LCL Staff

Lansing Community Library has a small, but dedicated staff. We are happy to answer questions, let you know about available resources, give reading recommendations, or help in any way we can. We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

Library Director
Susie Gutenberger

Susie Gutenberger Fitzpatrick has served as our first and only Library Director since 2008. Susie grew up in Ithaca, left for a while for college and work, and returned home in 2008 to head up our newly chartered library. She and her husband Mike have three children aged 15, 14, and 10. They also own the Village Greenhouse, a small landscape design and installation business. As library director, Susie strives to connect organizations and create new partnerships to fill needs of the Tompkins County area. She works tirelessly to enhance the quality of life in the greater Lansing area. Some of her favorite books are The Little Fur Family, The Hummingbird’s Daughter, and The Baking Bible.

Library Assistant
Michelle Calupca

Michelle Calupca has been the Assistant at the library since 2011 and recently earned her MLIS in 2022. Michelle grew up on Long Island, attended Cornell University, left Ithaca to attend graduate school at the University of Vermont, and returned to the Ithaca area in 2002. She’s been living in Lansing since 2005 with her two children, Ethan and Ben. Ethan is now in college and Ben is a senior at Lansing High School. Michelle strives to make the library a welcoming and comfortable place for everyone. Some of her favorite authors are Louise Penny, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, Elly Griffiths, and C. J. Box.

Children’s Librarian
Shelley Cowder

Library Clerk
Karyn Yahn

Library Clerk
Bobbie Weaver

Melissa Jordan