A Historic Moment for the Nation’s Library

A Historic Moment for the Nation’s Library

Yesterday marked a historic moment in our national library's history.  President Obama announced his nomination for the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden.  Dr. Hayden currently serves as the CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland. She has a long and admirable career of promoting library services, narrowing the digital divide, and opening libraries to populations that need these community institutions the most.   When approved, Dr. Hayden will serve as the 14th Librarian of Congress and has made history by being the first female and first African American nominated…continue reading →
Modern Makers and the Tyler Libraries!

Modern Makers and the Tyler Libraries!

To celebrate the new Modern Makers event hosted at the Chester campus of John Tyler Community College, the Tyler libraries have created a list of resources for those interested in the fields of study presented at Modern Makers. If you are not familiar with Modern Makers, this inaugural event seeks to showcase the programs of study in the STEM-H fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Healthcare). The Modern Makers open-house event will be held on Wednesday, October 28th from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Nicholas Center on the Chester campus.  For more…continue reading →
Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

The United States is known for being a cultural melting pot.  Our nation contains some of the most diverse communities, including the culturally-rich Hispanic community that thrives throughout our country from coast to coast and beyond. Within the Hispanic community, you can find even more diversity from the various nationalities that comprise the term Hispanic. Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) celebrates (Library of Congress, 2015), "the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America."  This month long celebration began as a…continue reading →
Exploring Virginia with the JTCC Libraries!

Exploring Virginia with the JTCC Libraries!

Are you looking to take a break from studying? Here’s an idea: take a walk. With cooler temperatures and dry days, September is the perfect month to get outside and go for a little hike. Central Virginia has lots of places worth visiting and the library has lots of resources to point you down the right path. Here are some staff favorites: Hiking waterfalls in Virginia: A Guide to the State's Best Waterfall Hikes by former Richmond-Times Dispatch outdoor writer Andy Thompson.       Best Tent Camping, Virginia: Your Car-camping Guide to Scenic…continue reading →