Winter Break

JTCC Library will have reduced hours during the winter break. Monday - Wednesday December 20-22: 7:30am – 5:00 pm Thursday - Sunday December 23-January 2: CLOSED Monday - Thursday January 3-6: 7:30am-7pm Friday, January 7: 7:30am – 5pm Saturday, January 8: CLOSED NOTE: Moyar Hall's CLC Computer Lab will be closed for maintenance from Monday, December 20th through Sunday, January 9, 2011. Normal hours for both the library and the CLC lab will resume on Monday, January 10. Go play in the snow...see you in 2011!continue reading →

Book Club: Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind

The JTCC Book Club will discuss Wizard’s First Rule at the upcoming January meeting.  Author Terry Goodkind has sold over 25 million books; Wizard’s First Rule is the first in his 10-title Sword of Truth series. This classic fantasy promises swords, dragons, wizards and plenty of adventure...perfect for holiday reading! Read Wizard's First Rule and join the discussion with the JTCC Book  Club: Wednesday, 12 January at 3:00 pm Room c103a (Student Activities Conference Room, Science Building) Drinks and snacks All students welcomecontinue reading →

SmartHistory.org

SmartHistory is an open source, web-based textbook created by two art historians. Study art in a modern way with video, commentary and interactive content.  SmartHistory.org won a Webby for Best Education Website in 2009. Watch videos of two scholars analyzing work while viewing it in person. (The Starry Night video includes discussion about how difficult it is to see such a popular painting in a crowded museum!) View eras and commentary organized both stylistically and chronologically with both text and images. Explore artist singly or within larger context. Upload your own photos, content and…continue reading →

Academic Mercenary: Essayist for Hire

The Shadow Scholar: The Man Who Writes Your Student's Essays Tells his Story The author Ed Dante writes custom papers through an online essay mill. Students provide the parameters of the assignment; he does the research and writing. Dante never uses the library; Google Scholar and Amazon provide his research materials. I'm a hired gun, a doctor of everything, an academic mercenary. My customers are your students. I promise you that. Somebody in your classroom uses a service that you can't detect, that you can't defend against, that you may not even know…continue reading →