Aimless Love

How would you like a cool office in Washington D.C. complete with a telephone that never rings? All you have to do is become Poet Laureate of the United States. Of course it helps to have some published poetry. And it helps to have published poetry that makes the everyday exceptional and not just beautiful but heartfelt. And it helps to have beautiful, exceptional, heartfelt poetry that is notable enough to get you a guest spot on The Colbert Report. Billy Collins who was the Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003 explains the…continue reading →
Coming soon…a new way to print!

Coming soon…a new way to print!

The John Tyler Libraries are happy to announce a new pay for print system coming in the Spring 2014 semester! In early spring, both campus libraries will introduce ePRINTit,  a new printing kiosk with tools to help students with all their printing needs. The new ePRINTit system features: Payment using a credit or debit card- no cash required! Prints from personal devices or library workstations. Credit of $1.00 on each student account. Low-cost options- .10/page for b&w and .50/page for color. Please stay tuned for details and instructions on using this new system.  Contact…continue reading →
Oxford’s Word of the Year Is…

Oxford’s Word of the Year Is…

Every year the Oxford English Dictionary selects a word to add to the quarter of a million entries in the OED collection.    These words are chosen by popularity from a list terms that can be culturally, technologically, socially, or politically driven.  In the past, technology has led the word selection with terms like GIF, unfriend, and podcast.  This year is no exception, "selfie" has taken to the top spot. Have you taken a selfie, or a picture of yourself, using a smartphone or mobile device and then uploaded to a social media…continue reading →