2016 Word of the Year from Oxford Dictionaries!

2016 Word of the Year from Oxford Dictionaries!

Every year, the linguistic professionals at Oxford Dictionaries compile trends, research, and statistics to deliver a list of words that may or may not be new, but have entered our vocabulary and become a regular part of our conversations.  The words selected come from the political climate globally to generational trends, scary pranks, and technology.  So without further ado, here they are (with definitions of course)! Winner of Word of the Year 2016: Post-truth: an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public…continue reading →
Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month!

Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month!

Help the Tyler libraries celebrate National Native American Heritage Month by stopping by either campus locations to learn more about the original Americans across our vast and varied country. Native American Heritage Month became official when President George H.W. Bush declared that November 1990 would be "National American Indian Heritage Month."  Since 1990, the month has changed names, but has continued to be recognized in November ever since.  This recognition did not come easy.  Various leaders from different tribes began to appeal for national recognition in 1915 and were somewhat successful in most…continue reading →
In Case You Missed It!  Kehinde Wiley

In Case You Missed It! Kehinde Wiley

Over the summer, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts exhibited the work of world-renowned artist, Kehinde Wiley.  The New Republic exhibit ended on September 5th, but you still have the opportunity to view his work at the Midlothian campus library!  If you can't visit in person, take a look at his work here: Kehinde Wiley Studio Artsy.net- Kehinde Wiley From the VMFA site: Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic presents a stunning retrospective of this artist’s prolific career through nearly 60 paintings and sculptures. Kehinde Wiley’s work raises intriguing questions about race, gender, and the politics of…continue reading →
April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month

According to Chase’s Calendar of Events (Ref GT 4803. C48 2016), “In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. This month creates a special opportunity for people to educate themselves and others about autism and issues within the autism community.” The John Tyler Community College Libraries are a great place for families, caregivers and others to find information about autism. Some recent additions to the collection are: • Autism causes, prevention and treatment : vitamin…continue reading →
International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month

International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month

To celebrate International Women's Day (March 8th), the Tyler libraries have prepared displays to honor the women who have blazed a path for us all.  In addition this day of homage, the entire month of March is Women's History Month!  This month is meant as a "tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society" (Library of Congress, 2016). Women's History Week in 1981, but evolved into a month long celebration in 1987. We all know a strong, courageous, intelligent, caring, and empowering woman that…continue reading →