Library Newsletter Valparaiso & Michigan City - Ivy Tech Community College - Spring 2023

Welcome to the Spring 2023 edition of the Valparaiso Service Area Library Newsletter.

Statewide Library Services Department Annual Report

See how the library supported student learning and research in 2022. The Library Services department increased services in all categories from 2021!

Share Your Creativity!

The first edtion of Drift: a poetry, prose, and art magazine is scheduled to be published online in April 2023. This new online publication celebrates work from students, staff and faculty at Ivy Tech Community College's Valparaiso, Michigan City, and LaPorte locations. The deadline for submission is Monday, March 6, 2023.

You don't need to create something new for the publication - submit any work you would like to share.

Categories for the 2023 publication are: Poetry, Short Stories (Fiction), Personal Essays (Non-Fiction), Artwork (all types), Photography, Video.

New Movies Titles Available in Swank

These movies are available to stream to your classroom or personal device from the library's A-Z Resources List. (These titles are not licensed for public performance - see the licensing agreement). There are a number of new titles to choose from this year that support the National Heritage Month Celebrations which were purchased with the Advacing Racial Equity Grant.

The Gospel According to Andre (Black History Month, LGBTQ+ History, Pride); The Peanut Butter Falcon (Disability Awareness Month); Minari (Asian Pacific American Month); Smoke Signals (Native American Heritage Month); Selena (Women's History and Hispanic Heritage Months) Frida (Women's History and Hispanic Heritage Months), Harriet (Black History Month), King Richard (Black History Month)

Additional titles support course assignments, but are available to all: BlacKkKlansman, Dead Man Walking, Trial by Fire, Do the Right Thing, Fruitvale Station, Just Mercy, Selma, Crash, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Good Will Hunting, Interstellar, Prime, What About Bob?

More Streaming Video in Films on Demand

The Library offers more streaming video resources in its Films on Demand: Master Academic and Films on Demand: Archival Films collections. Users can create a profile in Films on Demand to create playlists that can be shared. The Films on Demand: Master Academic Collection has videos from PBS, HBO, National Geographic, news networks, and more.

Library Instruction - Book Now!

The campus librarians are available for in-class library instruction. This can be a quick library overview or a more in-depth session that covers the research process for an assignment. Contact Heather Ayres at Valparaso or Gayle Simpson-Kolwyck at Michigan City to book an instruction session for your class!

Online Library Sessions - Open to All

In addition to library instruction at each campus, the Library Services Department works together to provide library instruction for all students, staff and faculty. We provide course specific and general library instruction sessions online via Zoom. All sessions take place live at 1pm Central. All those that RSVP will get a recording the same day. Watch IvyLearn Announcements or the library website for updates.

Current Schedule:

HUMS 101: Literature Reivew Workshop - Tuesday, January 24th

PSYCH 101 Workshop: Finding & Analyzing a Scholarly Article - Wednesday, January 25th

Reseach Tips & Tricks for Students - Friday, February 3rd

English 111: Annotated Bibliography Workshop - Tuesday, February 21st

Citations, References and Title Pages, oh my! - Friday, Febrary 24th

Faculty and Department Collaboration

The campus library offers many ways to collaborate. For faculty, we not only provide library instruction, but can collaborate on supplemental resources. If you are re-vamping classes this summer you can contact the library for help in locating library subscribed or open educational resources for your assignments.

Watch the presentation: Faculty + Librarian = Student Sucess from August 2022 for examples of successful collaboration.

Examples of Faculty Collabortation at the Valparaiso Campus:

Nursing 115: Culturally Competent Care Presentation

Nursing 127: Movie Analysis Paper

APHY 201: Pathophysiology Paper

The library can collaborate with departments on providing resources for new employees or professional development reading. The library space is open to all. We have study rooms and a computer lab that can be used for meetings or trainings. If you have ideas on collaboration, we would love to hear them!

Advising Department Reading List for new advisors and professional development

Valparaiso & Michigan City Campus Library Statistics - Fall 2022

Fall 2022 Valpo & MC Library Statistics

Library Collections & Services

You can contact the library anytime with questions using the Ask-a-Librarian Service. Librarians are available via chat, email, phone, or make an in-person or online appointment.

Heather Ayres, MLIS, Director of Library Services (hayres3@ivytech.edu)

Gayle Simpson-Kolwyck, MLS, Librarian, Michigan City (gsimpson@ivytech.edu)

Valpariso Campus Library Staff:

Evan Davis, Library Assistant

Nel Orgel, Library Assistant

Doris Morse, Library Clerk

Have questions, comments, or feedback? Let us know!

Email: Valparaiso-Library@ivytech.edu