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Friday, October 31st, 2014

Fiction Fridays Books that Bite! Spooky Titles for Halloween!

Looking for something to scare you tonight?  Check out some of this creepy titles available at the John Tyler libraries! Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen                  The Radleys by Matt Haig                 The Girl with All [...]

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Study Break: Zombies and the Quest for Brains!

With Halloween around the corner, we thought this video would be both timely and informative (and FUNNY!).  We hope you enjoy! What happens when Bob the zombie visits the library?  He leaves infected with knowledge! Interested in zombies?  Check out these titles from the JTCC libraries: Zombies and Calculus by Colin Adams         [...]

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Webtastic Wednesday: TED Helps with Reading, Writing, and more!

  You’ve probably heard of TED Talks by now, but have you heard of TEDed?  From the conference that highlights thinkers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and more, there is now an educational collection to help with popular topics in academics. Through the TEDed page, you can view lessons and series or search for your own TEDed talks. [...]

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Tech Tips Tuesday: Library Tutorials

  Ever been to a library information session with your class, but walked away worrying about remembering the torrent of information the librarians hurled at you?  Don’t fear, the library tutorials are here!  On the library homepage you can find video tutorials that will guide you through the basics of using some of the most [...]

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Banned Books Week Challenge at the Chester Library

    Looking for a challenge and a chance to win a prize while learning about banned books at the same time!?  Visit the Chester library this week to compete in the Banned Books Week Challenge!  Participants have until September 29th to answer the trivia questions and enter themselves into a drawing to win a [...]

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Celebrating Banned Graphic Novels

This year’s Banned Book Week takes the graphic novel as its focus. Comics and graphic novels have only risen in popularity—and will likely continue to do so, and the format’s commingling of the worlds of narrative and illustrative can lead to confusion regarding audience, intent and tone. The JTCC Libraries are proud to possess a [...]

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The Popular Kids of Banned Books Week

Banned Book Week Continues….with the popular kids (a.k.a. the books with the highest number of challenges!) By 2014, controversial books tend to face “challenges,” rather than outright banishment. To challenge a book is to lodge a formal, written complaint to the school or library declaring a book to be inappropriate to that institution’s audience. Such [...]

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Banned Books Week! September 21-27!

  It’s finally here!  Every librarian looks forward to celebrating Banned Books week!  The John Tyler libraries are no exception!  The Library Space blog will highlight banned books every day this week.  To kick-off the celebration we are going to start with information about Banned Books Week and the history behind recognizing the importance of [...]

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 [...]