They’re Back…

They’re Back…

The library workshops are back at both campuses!  Join your JTCC librarians for the spring 2015 sessions dealing with research, resources, citation, new tools, technology, and so much more!  All workshops are held in the computer labs inside of the campus libraries.  All students are welcome to attend.  SDV 100 students can use workshops as an activity credit as well. Upcoming Workshops: Chester: Smart Searching: Databases 101 on 1/29/15 at 3:30 p.m. The Ugly "P" Word: Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism on 2/2/15 at 5:30 p.m. Midlothian: Who Said That?  The Basics of APA…continue reading →
Winter Break Hours

Winter Break Hours

The John Tyler Libraries will operate with reduced hours starting on Monday, December 22 and ending on Saturday, January 10, 2015. The following schedule applies to both campus libraries: Monday, 12/22 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, 12/23 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Midlothian Only- Tuesday, 12/23 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Wednesday, 12/24 - Sunday, 1/4 CLOSED Monday, 1/5 - Thursday, 1/8 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 1/10: CLOSED The JTCC Libraries will resume normal operating hours on Monday, January 12, 2015. Have a wonderful and safe winter break!continue reading →
Library 101: Scavenger Hunt Style!

Library 101: Scavenger Hunt Style!

Want to discover the library in a new way?  Check out the Library 101 Scavenger Hunt!  This active learning workshop allows students to become the teachers.  Join a team, grab an iPad, and start learning about all the services, resources, tools, tips, and everything else the JTCC library has to offer! Teams will explore the library to answer seven questions.  The first team to finish first will receive extra points and have the best chance of claiming the first place prize! The next Library 101 Scavenger Hunt is on Monday, December 3rd at…continue reading →
Celebrating Banned Graphic Novels

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 growing, fascinating graphic novel collection! So, let’s turn our focus to two of our more infamous holdings: Persepolis was published in 2000 by a young Iranian woman, Marjane Satrapi. Satrapi was born and raised in Tehran, leaving for…continue reading →
The Popular Kids of Banned Books Week

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 challenges are usually based on themes considered controversial—be they based on religious, sexual and/or violent issues covered in the book. For example, in 2013 the following novels faced challenges based on the appropriateness of their content: The Perks…continue reading →