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Evening Librarian Liaison for School of Business, Logistics & Supply Chain School of Health Sciences

Blind Date with a Book

This February, spice up your reading life by coming into the Library and taking home one of our available books. There are no awkward questions, no forced conversation, no judgmental looks, no need to call. Just choose one of your possible matches, blind date style, and take it to the circulation desk. If you fall in love with the story, great! If there is no chemistry, just return the book and there are no hard feelings or need to explain why things didn’t work out.

The Wonders of Chocolate DVD

Experience the amazing and delectable delights of chocolate… Plunge your senses into the world of master chocolatier Patrick Roger–from the lab where this audacious artist creates his luxurious chocolate gems, to Ecuador and the source of the finest quality beans. Meet pastry chef Thierry, whose cocoa-coated gourmet universe produces textures and flavors to seduce and surprise the palate-cocoa spring rolls, chocolate bonbons with foie gras… Discover the health benefits of chocolate, from anti-aging serums to treatments for cavities and even cancer! A truly wondrous decadence.

On Civility

The Ivy Tech Northeast Library is collaborating with the Change Action Northeast team as a part of their Setting Our Inner Compass project.

This semester will see CAN focusing on the topic of civility, and the library has procured a collection of books to support this discussion.

The books will be on display in front of the windows to the Presentation Room in the Library. Everyone in the Ivy Tech community is encouraged to participate in this discussion by checking out one or more of these books and reading them.

The CAN team is in the process of scheduling a brown bag lunch discussion date for all to share their thoughts and ideas about civility. The Library is very excited to share in the collaboration of this project and its timely topic! More information will be coming soon.


Title Author
Choosing Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct Forni, P. M.
Civility Carter, Stephen L.
Creating & Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education Cynthia M.
George Washington’s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior: …And Other Important Writings Washington, George
Hello!: And Every Little Thing That Matters Edwards, Kate
Saving Civility: 52 Ways to Tame Rude, Crude & Attitude for a Polite Planet Hacala, Sara
The Civility Solution: What to Do When People Are Rude Forni, P. M.
The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life Anderson, Elijah

Cropsey DVD

Call number: HV 6762 .N7 C76 2011

The spine-tingling documentary CROPSEY peels back the layers of fact and fiction behind one of New York’s most disturbing unsolved mysteries. Growing up on Staten Island, NY, filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio had often heard the legend of “Cropsey.” For the kids on the island, he was the escaped mental patient who lived in the tunnels of Willowbrook and came out late at night to snatch children off the streets. “Cropsey” remained just that, an urban legend, until the summer of 1987, when Jennifer Schweiger, a 13-year-old girl with Down syndrome, disappeared from her neighborhood. She was found buried in a shallow grave five weeks later on the grounds of Willowbrook. In “Cropsey,” Brancaccio and Zeman return to Staten Island to undertake their own investigation of Jennifer and four other missing children as well as the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances. Brancaccio and Zeman skillfully combine a riveting true-crime drama with a personal exploration of the Cropsey myth, uncovering a reality more terrifying than any urban legend.

Staff Member of the Month — Library Director, Sharon Hultquist


Do you know how many books the Ivy Tech Community College Northeast Library has in its collection? The answer is around 20,000, not to mention thousands of videos, audio books, puppets, periodicals and much more.
Most of these 20,000 books and other materials, if not all, were carefully selected and are constantly updated by our Library Director, Sharon Hultquist. Sharon has worked for this library for 18 years. She is responsible for the operation and management of the library and its staff. In addition to purchasing and developing the library’s collections, she is also in charge of the budget, developing and implementing library instruction programs, library services, participating in various statewide college committees, and identifying new methods and trends in information technology to keep up with the mission and the goals of the College.
This list of Sharon’s duties barely covers everything she does in the library, but not many know about her unique talent to manage people. Everybody in the library would tell you that Sharon is an exceptional boss, both fair and professional, fostering talent and nurturing creativity in her staff, loved and respected by the staff and the patrons.
“Sharon has a lot of qualities that make her a great supervisor, but one that stands out to me is that she allows each of us to use our unique combination of skills and interests to come up with projects that improve Library services.  Working on projects that we really care about motivates us to go the extra mile, and Sharon does everything possible to support us along the way.  She also actively fosters collaboration, so we know that if we ever need help there are other people who will happily lend a hand.”
                                                                                                            (Library Staff)
Before coming to Ivy Tech, Sharon spent 20 years teaching in Fort Wayne area schools. She earned her Associate of Arts from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri; Bachelor of Science in Education and Masters of Library Sciences from Indiana University, and completed Ivy Tech Leadership Academy in 1998.  In 1996, soon after Sharon accepted the Library Director’s position at Ivy Tech she received The Outstanding New Librarian of the Year Award from the Indiana Library Federation for the exceptional contributions and commitment to the library and the community.
As a library patron, you will find Sharon irreplaceable when it comes to book knowledge and readers’ advisory. She is known for her curiosity and the love of reading. If you ever need a fiction review or recommendation — ask Sharon. She reads 3-4 new fiction books a week.

Sharon also knows everything about dog adoption, rescue and training. As a member of multiple dog rescue groups (all breads of setters, plus Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.)  Sharon has saved the lives of dozens of dogs, fostering and re-homing dogs over 13 years.

“Ivy Tech Community College is fortunate to have Sharon Hultquist as an employee, Ivy Tech students are lucky to have her as an advocate, and we library staff members are blessed to have her as our boss. The only thing greater than Sharon’s knowledge of available resources is her desire to make sure people get the materials they need to do their best.  Sharon is a dedicated and tireless champion of both humans and canines!”

(Library Staff)

Outside of the library Sharon loves reading, walking her three dogs (Fanny, Cam and Bop), chatting with friends, playing with her four-year-old twin granddaughters (Lilly and Isabella), travel (especially in the mountains) and flower gardening.  She also collects fairies and everything about setters.

“Sharon has a willingness to pursue options that are not normally associated with academic libraries but that better serve our students or faculty, such as our large children’s lit collection.”

                                                                                                                       (Library Staff)

Today Sharon wants to share with you the list of her favorite authors and interesting books:

C.J. Box David Baldacci Tim Green
Nevada Barr Maeve Binchy Craig Johnson
Luanne Rice Nora Roberts Dorothea Benton Frank
John Sandford Anne Rivers Siddons Michael Connelly
J.R.R Tolkien Dana Stabenow Catherine Coulter
Louis L’Amour Margaret Maron Lee Child
Sharyn McCrumb Suzanne Brockmann Robyn Carr

Sharon’s favorite YouTube videos for this month: