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Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Webtastic Wednesdays- Bookless Libraries? Florida Polytechnic Says YES!

  Did you ever think you would hear of a bookless library?  Book lovers should brace themselves- they are starting to become the new trend. Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, Florida is the most recent library to add to the list of book-free institutions.  Instead of vast collections of printed materials, this library has over [...]

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Welcome Students!

                          The John Tyler libraries would like to welcome our new and returning students for the fall 2014 semester!  We are super excited to see all of you on campus. It has been WAY too quiet in the library over the summer! Just [...]

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

We’re More Than Books!

  With fall right around the corner, get a jump start on your semester by knowing all the JTCC library resources available to you.  Remember, the library is more than books!  We offer tons of online resources to help with research, citation, and more.  And the best part is…They’re FREE and (mostly) available online! While [...]

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Reduced Library Hours 8/5-8/23

  The JTCC Libraries will have reduced hours during the time between the summer and fall semesters.  Please check the library homepage at library.jtcc.edu to find the schedule for both campus libraries.   The following hours will be in effect: Chester: 8/5-8/8: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8/9: Closed 8/11: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. [...]

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Fiction Fridays- Heroes of Olympus Part 2!

Welcome back for part two of the Fiction Friday’s Heroes of Olympus!  For this week’s edition, we tackle the latest two installments of the newest series by Rick Riordan. The Mark of Athena is the third book in this series. This leg of the adventure starts with Annabeth, Jason, Piper, and Leo on board of [...]

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Webtastic Wednesdays- World Cup Wiki Change Ups!

You may have heard your JTCC librarians rant against using sources like Wikipedia for research.  Well, there are good reasons for those rants!  The World Cup in Brazil gave us one more example of why Wikipedia is fun, but not reliable for research! Did you watch the final match for the U.S. against Belgium?  If [...]

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Fiction Friday- Heroes of Olympus (Books 1 & 2)

Since it’s summer, this edition of Fiction Friday is a bit different.  Instead of highlighting one book, we want to show you a whole, ever expanding series. The library figures that because of all this beautiful summer weather, you may need more than one book to keep you busy! For today’s entry, we have chosen [...]

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Tech-Tips Tuesday- New additions to the Midlothian Library!

  The Midlothian library is getting a technology upgrade!  Last week, the college’s IT (information technology) department started installing the new computers. The stations are all-in-one PCs that will allow for faster computing and more work space! In addition to the new desktop stations, upgrades have been made to the operating system as well.  The [...]

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Building Stories…A New Kind of Book

When you think of the physical make-up of a  book, you think of the cover,  the text block, and the back cover.   That’s pretty much it,  right?  Not anymore!  Times are changing and our books are too.  We are not talking about ebooks, rather book art, where books come alive! The Midlothian library recently [...]

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Maya Angelou, National Treasure

  America has lost a great treasure.  This week, the world said goodbye to an amazing teacher, poet, performer, activist, director, writer, and person. Dr. Maya Angelou, best known around the library as a great figure in literature, passed away on May 28, 2014.  She left behind a legacy of words, performances, and actions.  As [...]