Drift Magazine: First Issue Out Now!
The first issue of Drift: a poetry, prose, and art magazine was published on April 1st. This new online publication celebrates work from students, staff and faculty at Ivy Tech Community College's Valparaiso, Michigan City, and LaPorte locations. Thank you to our 19 contributors for their 30 entires; you all make the project a success!
The magazine will continue with a yearly publication each April. Submission for the next edition will begin in October 2023.
Relaxation/Reflection Room Now Open!
Room C247, inside the library, is now the Relax/Reflect Room. This room is available to all students, faculty, staff and is open the same hours as the library. You do not need to make a reservation to use the room. I encourage you to stop by to take a tour.
Thanks to Dean & Scott from Facilities for their work in preparing the room. And thanks to Kelly Daubek and the Diversity, Equity, and Belonging Committee for supporting this effort.
There are tools and resources in the space to help with relaxation or reflection:
Happy Light - mimics sunlight to enhance mood, energy, sleep, and focus
Sound Machine - with white noise and nature sounds
Noise Cancelling Headphones, Yoga Mats, Beanbags, Floor Cushions
Other releaxation resources: coloring pages, fidget toys, lego, puzzles, zen sand garden, buddha board, mindfulness & meditation cards, and more.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gayle Simpson-Kolwyck, MLS, Librarian, Michigan City (email@example.com)
Valpariso Campus Library Staff:
Evan Davis, Library Assistant
Nel Orgel, Library Assistant
Doris Morse, Library Clerk