New Mothers' Room in University Library
WorkLife Connections announces a new lactation space, the Mothers' Room, has been added in the Van Pelt and Opie Library.
The Mothers' Room is located in room G01B on the Garden Level of the Library. Users may stop at the Library Service Desk for directions to the lactation space.
Michigan Tech currently has nine lactation spaces for nursing mothers on campus. These spaces are available for faculty, staff and students who need a quiet, comfortable and private space to nurse or pump breast milk.
"I was contacted by Carol Makkonen from the Library to let us know they were interested in converting a single bathroom on the Garden Level into a new lactation space," said Ann Kitalong-Will, chair of the WorkLife Advisory Committee. "University Librarian Ellen Marks was very supportive of the project. I was happy to be able to collaborate with the Library to add this space."
"Our newest mother has been using the space daily, and she loves it," added Makkonen.
Visit the WorkLife Connections Lactation Support page for information on all our lactation spaces.