Spring 2016 Library Workshops

The Tyler libraries' workshops are in full swing for spring 2016!  If you are looking to learn more about databases, research, media, graphic novels, and other great topics, attend any of the workshops offered on both the Midlothian and the Chester campuses. Workshops typically last 40 minutes to an hour and cover topics that are related to the services your John Tyler libraries provide.  Registration is not required to attend and workshops are open to all students, faculty, and staff. Chester is one with the force this year judging by their Star Wars themed workshops for…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 →
Summer Hours

Summer Hours

During the summer semester, the JTCC libraries will operate with reduced hours. Summer hours (both campuses)- 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. Questions?  Contact the libraries 804-706-5195 or 804-594-1519.  continue reading →

Happy Birthday Nellie!

It was on this day, May 5th, 1864, 151 years ago that pioneering journalist Nellie Bly was born. At the age of 21, Bly lived in Mexico for six months, writing reports on the daily lives of Mexican people. Shortly afterwards, Bly faked insanity in order to be committed to a women’s lunatic asylum, going on to write accounts of the horrific treatment and living standards of the asylum’s inmates. After this! Bly undertook an around-the-world journey over the course of 72 days, sending telegraphic dispatches back to a New York newspaper. Bly…continue reading →
Spring is here!

Spring is here!

Spring is here, and, lucky for us, it’s also Poetry Month! Take some time to notice the buds and blossoms blooming all around you—to tiptoe through the tulips even! Afterwards, stroll into the library, and discover some poetry. Here’s a poem written by William Wordsworth—213 years ago today!—exclaiming over the joys of spring flowers: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud  I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees,…continue reading →