Now Hiring!  The Chester Library is seeking Student Assistants!

Now Hiring! The Chester Library is seeking Student Assistants!

The Chester library is currently accepting applications for Student Assistants for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters.  To complete an application, please visit the Chester campus library (Moyar Hall, M216).  The library is looking to fill the following hours (based on availability and class schedule): Weekday mornings, afternoons, and evenings Saturdays (alternating) Eligible applicants must be enrolled at John Tyler Community College.  Please include a copy of your class schedule when applying. Student Assistants are responsible for the following: Working at the information desk with a library staff member; checking books in…continue reading →
Library Summer Hours

Library Summer Hours

The Tyler libraries are open all summer long!!  Visit the library to work on your summer courses, find your next favorite book for vacation, or get a jump start on fall classes- they are right around the corner! Both campuses have the following summer hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The libraries will be closed on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4, 2017 for the Independence Day holiday.  The libraries will resume summer hours on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.…continue reading →
Now Hiring Student Assistants

Now Hiring Student Assistants

The Midlothian library is currently accepting applications for Student Assistants for the 2017 summer and fall semesters.  To complete an application, please visit the Midlothian campus library (Hamel Hall, H202).  The library is looking to fill the following hours (based on availability): Weekday mornings and evenings Friday afternoons Saturdays (alternating) Eligible applicants must be enrolled at John Tyler Community College.  Please include a copy of your class schedule when applying. Student Assistants are responsible for the following: Working at the Information desk with a library staff member; checking books in and out; sensitize…continue reading →
Poet Profile: Kwame Alexander

Poet Profile: Kwame Alexander

A native of New York, Kwame Alexander now lives in Northern Virginia with his family while he travels the world encouraging young people to write. His books, like The Crossover, have won awards both for their merit as poetry and as exceptional children’s literature. In an interview, he told NPR, “The power of poetry is that you can take these emotionally heavy moments in our lives, and you can distill them into these palatable, these digestible words and lines and phrases that allow us to be able to deal and cope with the…continue reading →
Hail to the Poet-in-Chief!

Hail to the Poet-in-Chief!

Anne Spencer, the subject of last week’s post, was a gardener and librarian before she was a poet. Another Virginian who wrote poetry for his own personal satisfaction was our very own John Tyler! Yes, the tenth president of these United States was noted for his love of poetry. While he never sought to publish his poetry, he wrote poems before, during, and after his days in the White House. Other presidents have tried their hand at poetry too. Barack Obama is one of the few presidents with published poetry. While in college,…continue reading →