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Monday, April 9th, 2012

What were you doing in 1940?

  After a 72-year embargo the US Census department released the 1940 census data April 2, 2012. Hosted by Archives.com  and the “first-ever on-line release” the site promptly crashed shortly after going live, unable to handle the 37 million hits in the first hours. Bolstered by new servers, the curious can now search records for [...]

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Learning the Internet Way

Take a spin around the information superhighway and just look at all the stuff you can learn. One lesser known source of culture, education, and entertainment is Talks at Google. In 2005 Google began inviting authors to speak to Google employees at their Mountain View, California corporate headquarters. Now expanded to all the Google offices [...]

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Fiction Fridays: The Time In Between

The Time In Between Abandoned and pregnant in a foreign country by her swindler lover, seamstress Sira Quiroga reinvents herself as an haute couturier in 1930s Morocco. Her clients are the wives and girlfriends of the political elite—a situation not lost on the British military secret service. Recruited by MI6, Sira undertakes the dangerous work [...]

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Library Hours and Summer Registration

Exams are over and the spring semester is complete. While classes are not in session, the libraries will have reduced hours. Instead of closing at 9 we will close at 7 for extended registration. Details: May 12/Wednesday:  7:30-11 am. Employee Appreciation Day May 13/Thursday: 7:30 am-7 pm (Registration) Saturday May 15: Closed (Commencement) May 17-20/Monday-Thursday: [...]

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

A Year of Cats and Dogs by Margaret Hawkins

So often magical realism sounds like a children’s book, yet the books are so much more than the summary. Metamorphosis: Man wakes up one day as cockroach. Problems ensue. Time Traveler’s Wife: Librarian time travels randomly. Romance is complicated. A Year of Cats and Dogs: Woman discovers she has animal telepathy. Life changes. At the [...]

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Annie Leibovitz: At Work

Part memoir, part biopic, At Work allows the photographer Annie Leibovitz to speak through and about her work…simultaneously. Instead of separating photography from commentary, the artist from the art, At Work allows both to tell their tale. At Work follows a straight biographical timeline, and pairs Leibovitz’s photographs with her own words and interpretations-which reads [...]

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Midsummer Break: Reduced Library Hours

The John Tyler Community College Libraries will have a reduced schedule during the upcoming summer break. June 29-July 2/Monday-Thursday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM July 3/Friday: CLOSED July 4/Saturday: CLOSED Normal library hours will resume Monday, July 6.

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Library Hours during Midsummer Break

The John Tyler Community College Libraries will have a reduced schedule during the upcoming summer break. June 29-July 2/Monday-Thursday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM July 3/Friday: CLOSED July 4/Saturday: CLOSED Normal library hours will resume Monday, July 6.

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

MLA 2009 Update

The Modern Language Association published a major update of the manual this year. MLA style is a popular citation style at John Tyler; this change will affect multiple disciplines. This 7th edition has changed the rules for citing sources to make things clearer in electronic sources and bibliographies. No underlining. MLA now asks for italicizing [...]

Monday, June 1st, 2009

The Places in Between by Rory Stewart

All summer we will be highlighting some winners from the collection for summer reading. Try some new authors, explore some new topics, enjoy the pace of summer with the library. The Places in Between by Rory Stewart In 2002 Rory Stewart, a British national and diplomat, set out to walk across Afghanistan. Accompanied by the [...]