Independence Day Holiday

Independence Day Holiday

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, the John Tyler libraries will be closed on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, 2015. The libraries will reopen on Monday, July 6th at 8:00 a.m. Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!  Happy Independence Day!continue reading →
Fiction Friday: A Darker Shade of Magic

Fiction Friday: A Darker Shade of Magic

Ever wonder if a world almost exactly like your own exists somewhere else?  What if they existed in parallel to each other, but with differences- like magic?  In V.E. Schwab's A Darker Shade of Magic, that is exactly how our worlds work.  Four Londons- Grey, Red, White, and Black all exist in parallel, but are closed to everyone except for the Antari, or blood magicians. Grey London is the world we live in: it is non-magical and alive with humanity.  Red London is the stuff of imagination: filled with magic, but respected and balanced.…continue reading →
Suggestions for summer reading 2015

Suggestions for summer reading 2015

If you find yourself heading to the beach or to the pool in a book-less condition be sure to visit one of the JTCC libraries to remedy your situation. We can help you choose something that will delight you. Or use this list to pick out just the right read: If you read for information try one of these non-fiction titles: Dead Wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania What if?:  serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions Sapiens: a brief history of humankind  If you are looking for romance, mystery or adventure try…continue reading →
Welcome Summer Students!

Welcome Summer Students!

Welcome students!  Remember that the JTCC libraries are here to help all summer long! While we may not have workshops and other activities scheduled during this time of the year, there are still tons of resources at students' disposal. Research Help: In person- stop by and visit for one-on-one reference help (Monday- Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) Online- Ask a Librarian!  A 24/7 Instant message chat service By Phone or Email- contact the library now for help! Online resources: Use…continue reading →
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 →