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 →

Study Break: Zombies and the Quest for Brains!

With Halloween around the corner, we thought this video would be both timely and informative (and FUNNY!).  We hope you enjoy! What happens when Bob the zombie visits the library?  He leaves infected with knowledge! Interested in zombies?  Check out these titles from the JTCC libraries: Zombies and Calculus by Colin Adams                 Encyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth by June Pulliam and Anthony Fonseca                 Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies by Matt…continue reading →

Webtastic Wednesday: TED Helps with Reading, Writing, and more!

  You've probably heard of TED Talks by now, but have you heard of TEDed?  From the conference that highlights thinkers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and more, there is now an educational collection to help with popular topics in academics. Through the TEDed page, you can view lessons and series or search for your own TEDed talks.  The lessons area will break down the different disciplines that the collection covers.  The series section will link you to groups of videos addressing similar topics. Some of the libraries' favorites include: Comma Story How One Piece of…continue reading →