Hispanic Heritage Month at the Tyler Libraries

Hispanic Heritage Month at the Tyler Libraries

September 15 - October 15 celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month to honor the contributions of great Americans who descend from Central and South America, Mexico, Spain, and the Caribbean. In 2014, the United States' Hispanics comprised 17.3% of the national population (PewResearchCenter, 2016). This growing portion of our society has impacted our nations since its early beginnings.  The timing of this month is symbolic as well.  While the dates may seem odd at first, a quick timeline will help to understand why September 15 - October 15 was selected. September 15, 1821- Independence Day…continue reading →
MLA 8 updates

MLA 8 updates

The Modern Language Association published a new edition of the style manual known commonly as the MLA Handbook. To help students with the new approach and formatting style of citations in MLA 8th edition, the Tyler libraries have developed a new page on the Citations and Formatting research guide.  This guide highlights the basic components of MLA 8 citations and how to properly format various types of citations.  More specifically, the MLA 8 page will demonstrate citations for, Books Articles (both online and print) Films/Visual Recording Audio Recordings Websites Newspapers Magazines To access…continue reading →
Summer/Fall 2016 Updates

Summer/Fall 2016 Updates

The Tyler libraries are preparing for the fall 2016 semester.  It seems far away, but August 22nd will be here before we know it!  To help students prepare for new additions, updates, and changes to the Tyler libraries. New Additions: Apple and Android Trailblazers can now charge up while enjoying the Popular Reading section at Midlothian!  A power station for smartphones and other portable devices is available for students, faculty, and staff to use. Updates: Printing System Update The current ePRINTit print management system will be changing to a new system starting in…continue reading →
Now Hiring!

Now Hiring!

The Midlothian library is currently seeking applicants for Student Assistants during the fall 2016 semester.  Student Assistants help library staff with general questions such as: Printing and general computer questions Email, Blackboard, or general myTyler questions Checking library materials in and out for patrons In addition to helping at the information desk, Student Assistants also shelve library books and shelf-read for organization. The following hours represent a typical schedule worked by Student Assistants: Weekday mornings (Monday - Friday) 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Weekday evenings (Monday - Thursday) 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.…continue reading →
National Poetry Month Week 3

National Poetry Month Week 3

Welcome to week three of National Poetry Month with the Tyler libraries!  Check out this week's features works below! The Collected Poems of Joseph Ceravolo edited by Rosemary Ceravolo and Parker Smathers Midlothian Circulating Collection PS3553.E7 A6 2013     My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge  by Paul Guest Midlothian Circulating Collection PS3607.U47 M9 2010         I Was the Jukebox by Sandra Beasley Midlothian Circulating Collection PS3602.E2558 I25 2011         The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton edited by Kevin Young and Michael S. Glaser Midlothian Circulating Collection PS3553 .L45 2012         The…continue reading →