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. http://vva.org/blog/?p=3191  While the term vape has…continue reading →
Webtastic Wednesdays- Bookless Libraries?  Florida Polytechnic Says YES!

Webtastic Wednesdays- Bookless Libraries? Florida Polytechnic Says YES!

  Did you ever think you would hear of a bookless library?  Book lovers should brace themselves- they are starting to become the new trend. Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, Florida is the most recent library to add to the list of book-free institutions.  Instead of vast collections of printed materials, this library has over 135,000 items available in ebook format.  The newest university in Florida has replaced book shelves with computers, student work space, and collaborative areas.  Students still have librarians available to help and still have access to printed materials via…continue reading →
Webtastic Wednesdays- World Cup Wiki Change Ups!

Webtastic Wednesdays- World Cup Wiki Change Ups!

You may have heard your JTCC librarians rant against using sources like Wikipedia for research.  Well, there are good reasons for those rants!  The World Cup in Brazil gave us one more example of why Wikipedia is fun, but not reliable for research! Did you watch the final match for the U.S. against Belgium?  If so, you know the American goalie, Tim Howard, was the standout player of the match and saved the U.S. from a terrible defeat.  Shortly after the loss to Belgium, according to Wikipedia, Mr. Howard obtained quite a distinguished…continue reading →