Entries from October 2012

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Flashback Friday: Cynthia Amrine’s Library Posters

  You may not know her name, but you’ve definitely have seen her work. Cynthia Amrine, an illustrator for children’s books and school art, worked throughout the 50′s and 60′s creating deceptively simple illustrations for children. Her work is not overly stylized, it’s clarity of purpose reflects its audience. And yet, Amrine’s illustrations have taken [...]

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Great Debate!

Three debates down and two weeks before the election: are you more confused than ever? For an historical view of presidential debates have a look at these video clips from the library database, Films on Demand. The 1960 debate between John Kennedy and Richard Nixon is often cited as a turning point in that year’s [...]

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

How’s your Golgi apparatus?

Are life sciences getting you down? The library has resources to help you study and learn. Some resources may be just a click away. On the web you can find: Scritable, a web site developed by Nature magazine with information on cell biology, genetics, and other life sciences. DavidRothman.net with links to medical illustrations. Innerbody.com [...]

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Happy Birthday Library Space!

Four years ago today, October 16, 2008, Library Space made its debut. Besides highlighting the many services John Tyler libraries offer Library Space also featured this short video: Video Better Results produced by DePaw Libraries Visual Resource Center. Just as then the libraries at John Tyler are here to help you with your information needs. [...]

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Fiction Friday: A City of Broken Glass

Journalist Hannah Vogel is in Poland covering the 1938 St. Martin festival when it comes to her attention that thousands of Polish Jews are being deported from Germany. Her reporter instincts kick in and while investigating the death of a deportee she finds herself abducted by SS agents and taken across the border to Berlin. [...]

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Go Back to Bed!

According to an AP story appearing in major newspapers including the Washington Post and the Worcester, Massachusetts Telegram increasing the number of hours you sleep may also increase your grade point average. Colleges and universities are paying attention to such wisdom. At Brown University a campus-wide program publicizes the importance of a good night’s rest [...]

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Read a banned book

Hunger Games, The Color Purple and the Harry Potter series are among student’s favorite books. They are also among the most censored books ever published. This week, September 30 through October 6, is the 30th observance of Banned Books week sponsored by the American Library Association. The John Tyler Community College libraries own many books [...]