And the word is: GIF

Each November since 2005 lexicographers (“n., a writer or compiler of a dictionary”) at Oxford English Dictionary announce the word that qualifies as word of the year. After watching word trends to determine what word best illustrates the current zeitgeist, the 2012 winner is GIF. You probably recognize GIF—an acronym standing for graphic interchange format—after all it has been around for over 25 years, but like the word “Google” before it, GIF is morphing from strictly a noun into a verb. From popular tumblr sites such as That Disney GIF to gymnastic GIFs…continue reading →

Library Workshops

The end of the semester is fast approaching. Are you confused about doing library research or citing the research you have done? Never fear! The library is here to help you. Workshops are being held now through December 7. So if you need SDV 100 credit in addition to research help join us for an informative hour. No registration is required. Midlothian Schedule Tuesday, 11/27 6:30-7:30PM “Tyler Tips: Research Databases Like a Pro” Friday, 11/30 3:00-4:00PM “Tyler Tips: Research Databases Like a Pro” Wednesday, 12/5 10:00-11:00AM “Who Said That? The Basics of Citing…continue reading →

Happy Thanksgiving!

No classes will be held November 21 - 25. The John Tyler Community College libraries will be closed the same days for the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal hours will resume on Monday, November 26. Digital resources and Ask-a-librarian will still be available so researching can continue!continue reading →

Turkey Trouble? Go to TX

Turkey! Mashed potatoes! Cranberry sauce! Pumpkin pie! Get it all ready! Set the table! Serve it up! Whew! Are you a little overwhelmed with Thanksgiving Day preparations? Whether you are hosting a huge get-together, going potluck or even fixing a small meal at home, TX is the place you should be. No, not Texas—TX is the Library of Congress subclass that holds books on home economics including cookbooks. Whether you are looking for vegan recipes to please your vegetarian cousin (TX 837), tips for safe food handling to satisfy your finicky aunt (TX…continue reading →

Call for Entries

Are you an author or artist looking for venue for your work? If you are a current John Tyler Community College student, the literary magazine, Sherwood Forest, may be just the ticket. Printed in full color on high gloss paper with meticulous formatting, The Sherwood Forest Literary Review showcases the incredible talents of John Tyler students. Entries are judged by literary and artistic experts and first, second and third place winners are honored at the spring awards banquet. So sharpen your pencils, both lead and colored, and get those submissions ready. The deadline…continue reading →