Webtastic Wednesday- The word of the year is….

Webtastic Wednesday- The word of the year is….

Annually, the Oxford Dictionary's editorial staff selects a word of the year.  Last year, the prevalence of picture based social media like Instagram pushed the word "selfie" to the front of Oxford's list.  This year, another socially charged topic took the top spot.  So drum roll please...the word of 2014 is vape!  Vape is in reference to the growing number of electronic cigarettes that are an ever-growing market and highly debated in the healthcare field. To vape refers to the inhaling of vapor given off by e-cigarettes.  While the term vape has been…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 →

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 the Gifts by M.R. Carey                   Infected by Scott Sigler                   Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton                …continue reading →

Inauguration Celebration!

To celebrate the inauguration of John Tyler Community College's seventh president, Dr. Ted Raspiller (pictured below), the JTCC libraries will close at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3rd.  The libraries will reopen on Saturday, October 4th at 10:00 a.m. For more information on inauguration, visit the official JTCC Inauguration page. In addition to the early closing for inauguration, the JTCC libraries will also be closed the entire day on Tuesday, October 7th for Founder's Day.   The libraries will reopen on Wednesday, October 8th at 7:30 a.m. For any questions about the libraries…continue reading →

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 135,000 items available in ebook format.  The newest university in Florida has replaced book shelves with computers, student work space, and collaborative areas.  Students still have librarians available to help and still have access to printed materials via…continue reading →