The Newly Renovated Ivy Tech Library: the story in pictures


Chancellor’s Cabinet
Everett Lawson & Facilities crew
Clifford Clark and Compuer & Tech Services team
Valerie Eakins & Finance Office team
MSKTD Architects
McComb & Sons Construction Crew

Spotlight on the Library Staff: Library Video/ILL Clerk Carol Gibbs

Carol Gibbs
Name: Carol Gibbs
Position Title:  Library Video/ILL Clerk
Worked at the Library: Since July 2006
Contact Info: cgibbs14@ivytech.eduor phone 260-480-2019
Q. What do you do at the library? I do a lot of different things, but the two duties listed in my title take up the majority of my time. For one thing, I’m in charge of Interlibrary Loans (ILLs.) If a student, staff member, or instructor needs a book, an article, or a dissertation that we don’t have at our library, I contact other libraries and try to find one willing to loan the item to us. I keep track of each borrowed item and make sure it gets returned safely to the home library. Also, we have items that other libraries want to borrow from us, and I keep track of those and ship them out as well. I also get all of the new videos ready to be checked out, help instructors find videos, and reserve videos that instructors want to use on certain days in their classes. I also work at the circulation desk, where I help students, check out books, and answer whatever questions I can!
Q. Where does your expertise come from? I worked at the Allen County Public Library for 6 years before I came to Ivy Tech, at both the Georgetown and Tecumseh branches. In addition I happily haunted libraries for most of my life, and from my earliest years I wanted to play ‘librarian’ the way most children play ‘school.’ But instead of becoming a librarian, my love of words pushed me into getting a journalism degree.
Q. What is unique about you that could be of service to the Ivy Tech community?  I get to see most of the new books and videos as they are added to our collection, so sometimes I’m able to direct people to just the thing they’re hoping to find. And don’t forget that we can try an Interlibrary Loan if you are looking for something not already here.
Q. What’s your favorite thing to do outside the library? I love to read! I usually have a couple of books scattered in my car and around my house that I’m currently reading. I also enjoy crafts, such as crocheting, and my daughter and I have been dabbling at creating jewelry recently. I waste far too much time watching bad TV and drooling over things on Pinterest. I enjoy spending time with my husband Michael, even after 34 years of marriage. Traveling to Utah to visit our son has also been an adventure the last several years. And my ultimate goal is that someday I will shelve a book with my own name on the cover!
Q. Recommend a book to us that you enjoyed. This might be the hardest question ever! Should I recommend a never-fail classic, like Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice? Definitely one of my favorite current authors is Sarah Addison Allen. All of her books are wonderful, but Garden Spells is just a pure delight. I also love Lisa Lutz’s Spellmanseries, and Spencer Quinn’s Chet and Bernie books always bring a smile. One of the lucky things about working in the library is that I’m constantly finding new authors to love. Barbara O’Neal is one great author I’ve discovered recently.
Carol wants to share the following website with you today:  Something I constantly say is that I either make one huge mistake or embarrass myself terribly at least once a day. In honor of things that seem like such a good idea but go oh-so-wrong, I like to go to Pinterest You Are Drunk and remind myself that I’m not the only one making mistakes.

CEH, Certified Ethical Hacker : exam guide : all-in-one / Matt Walker

Call number: QA76.3 .W3344 2012

Get complete coverage of all the objectives included on the EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker exam inside this comprehensive resource. Written by an IT security expert, this authoritative guide covers the vendor-neutral CEH exam in full detail. You’ll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the exam with ease, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.

  • Introduction to ethical hacking
  • Cryptography
  • Reconnaissance and footprinting
  • Network scanning
  • Enumeration
  • System hacking
  • Evasion techniques
  • Social engineering and physical security
  • Hacking web servers and applications
  • SQL injection
  • Viruses, trojans, and other attacks
  • Wireless hacking
  • Penetration testing


  • Two practice exams
  • PDF copy of the book
  • Bonus appendix with author’s recommended tools, sites, and references

Matt Walker, CEHv7, CPTS, CNDA, CCNA, MCSE, has held a wide variety of IT security teaching, writing, and leadership roles, including director of the Network Training Center on Ramstein AB, Germany, and IT security manager for Lockheed Martin at Kennedy Space Center. He is currently a security engineer for Hewlett-Packard.


Patients’ rights, law and ethics for nurses : a practical guide / Paul Buka

Call number: KF2925.N8 P38 2008

This convenient pocket-sized book for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals is a comprehensive guide to understanding the legal and ethical rights of any patient in their care, which is essential to good clinical practice. Accessible, challenging and interesting, the book allows the reader to relate to the issues covered, including confidentiality, informed consent, abuse, the rights of the disabled, and end of life decisions. Pertinent quotes enliven the text throughout, while thinking points encourage reflection. Each chapter provides easy-to-follow guidance to this complex area. By focusing on principles of law and including clear outlines of essential case law, the author lays a solid foundation that will serve the reader requiring an introduction to law, ethics and the rights of the patient throughout their training and beyond. (From Google Books)

The finish : the killing of Osama Bin Laden / Mark Bowden

Call number: HV6430.B55 B69 2012

From Mark Bowden, the preeminent chronicler of our military and special forces, comes The Finish, a gripping account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. With access to key sources, Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded.

After masterminding the attacks of September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden managed to vanish. Over the next ten years, as Bowden shows, America found that its war with al Qaeda?a scattered group of individuals who were almost impossible to track?demanded an innovative approach. Step by step, Bowden describes the development of a new tactical strategy to fight this war, the fusion of intel from various agencies and on-the-ground special ops. After thousands of special forces missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the right weapon to go after bin Laden had finally evolved. By Spring 2011, intelligence pointed to a compound in Abbottabad; it was estimated that there was a 50/50 chance that Osama was there. Bowden shows how three strategies were mooted: a drone strike, a precision bombing, or an assault by Navy SEALs. In the end, the President had to make the final decision. It was time for the finish. (From Google Books)

Fire in the ashes : twenty-five years among the poorest children in America / Jonathan Kozol

Call number: HV741 .K674 2012

In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace, and to the children he has vividly portrayed, to share with us their fascinating journeys and unexpected victories as they grow into adulthood. For nearly fifty years Jonathan has pricked the conscience of his readers by laying bare the savage inequalities inflicted upon children for no reason but the accident of being born to poverty within a wealthy nation. A winner of the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and countless other honors, he has persistently crossed the lines of class and race, first as a teacher, then as the author of tender and heart-breaking books about the children he has called “the outcasts of our nation’s ingenuity.” But Jonathan is not a distant and detached reporter. His own life has been radically transformed by the children who have trusted and befriended him.

Never has this intimate acquaintance with his subjects been more apparent, or more stirring, than in Fire in the Ashes, as Jonathan tells the stories of young men and women who have come of age in one of the most destitute communities of the United States. Some of them never do recover from the battering they undergo in their early years, but many more battle back with fierce and, often, jubilant determination to overcome the formidable obstacles they face. As we watch these glorious children grow into the fullness of a healthy and contributive maturity, they ignite a flame of hope, not only for themselves, but for our society. (From Google Books)

Handbook of families and aging / Rosemary Blieszner and Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford, editors

Call number: HQ1061 .H3353 2012

This book is both an updated version of and a complement to the original “Handbook of Families and Aging.” The many additions include the most recent demographic changes on aging families, new theoretical formulations, innovative research methods, recent legal issues, and death and bereavement, as well as new material on the relationships themselves–sibling, partnered, and intergenerational relationships, for example. Among the brand-new topics in this edition are step-family relationships, aging families and immigration, aging families and 21st-century technology, and peripheral family ties.

Unlike the more cursory summaries found in textbooks, the essays within “Handbook of Families and Aging, Second Edition” provide thoughtful, in-depth coverage of each topic. No other book provides such a comprehensive and timely overview of theory and research on family relationships, the contexts of family life, and major turning points in late-life families. Nevertheless, the contents are written to be engaging and accessible to a broad audience, including advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, and gerontology practitioners. Serious lay readers will also find this book highly informative about contemporary family issues. (From Google Books)


The crowded nest syndrome : surviving the return of adult children / Kathleen Shaputis

Call number: HQ755.86 .S533 2003 

Bringing the serious topic of postparenting out into the light, this is a humorous collection of insightful anecdotes on the perils and pleasures of being a parent of boomerang kids in the 21st century. Among the issues covered are dealing with adult children’s emotional state and often-staggering credit card debt and what to do with their numerous personal possessions. An alternative to more formal how-to books, this is a clever narrative of successful living with adult children. (From Google Books)

Tangling with Tyrants : managing the balance of power at work / Tony Deblauwe

Call number: HF5548.83 .D43 2006

Do you dread going to work because of a difficult and demanding boss? Most of us have felt the stress and frustration caused by reporting to a dysfunctional boss. Quitting is not always an option and feeling like a victim of a bad boss only robs you of productivity, job satisfaction, and-ultimately-power. Career strategist Tony Deblauwe has spent years coaching weary employees how to manage a difficult boss, and he has compiled his experiences into this indispensable guide. Tangling with Tyrants: Managing the Balance of Power at Work offers practical techniques that show you how to build a communication process that will turn things around to help you build successful outcomes. You’ll get guidance on: Addressing direct and indirect bad boss behaviors Developing the right approach with your boss Achieving mutually beneficial outcomes By applying the techniques in this book, you will be equipped with the right tools to handle your boss and create the results you want.  (From Google Books)