Entries from April 2012

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Fiction Friday: The Orphan Master’s Son

Hopefully, Pak Jun Do (phonetically, John Doe) is not the North Korean everyman. From his start in a North Korean orphanage selecting which orphans get food to his stint in the tunnels beneath the DMZ fighting in the dark to kidnapping Japanese citizens to mining uranium in Prison 33 Jun Do manages to survive the [...]

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Begin your job search at the library

  With graduation fast approaching you may be thinking about the next phase. If your plans are to find work, the library has resources to help you with your search. From identifying work strengths to polishing your resume to perfecting your interviewing skills, we have a book for you. Here are just a few of [...]

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Fool for Art

Join the fun on Saturday, April 21, as John Tyler celebrates with Fool for Art. John Tyler’s Midlothian campus will be hosting educational sessions, hands-on activities, and 50+ vendors in an outdoor craft fair. In the Art of Learning tent the library has gathered materials—chenille stems, buttons, beads and glue. You can use your imagination [...]

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

(Non)Fiction Friday: Bossypants

Tina Fey is bossy and full of advice on all matters: Practical tips on how to make it in a male-dominated workplace: “No pigtails, no tube tops. Cry sparingly . . . don’t eat diet foods in meetings.” Beauty: “By nineteen, I had discovered that Retin-A was a great way to have large chunks of [...]

Monday, April 9th, 2012

What were you doing in 1940?

  After a 72-year embargo the US Census department released the 1940 census data April 2, 2012. Hosted by Archives.com  and the “first-ever on-line release” the site promptly crashed shortly after going live, unable to handle the 37 million hits in the first hours. Bolstered by new servers, the curious can now search records for [...]

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

TED Talks now on Films on Demand

The streaming video subscription service newly added to the John Tyler roster of databases Films on Demand, recently included more than 200 of the popular TEDTalks with more to come. TED, according to the website, is “a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.” Begun in 1984 TED stands for the intersection of Technology, Entertainment, and [...]

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Library Hours for Assessment Day

Tuesday, April 3 is Assessment Day. No classes will be held. Both campus libraries will be open reduced hours. Midlothian will be open at 10:15 am. Chester will open at 10:30 am. Both libraries will close at 5:00 pm.