Library Summer Hours

                    Yes the JTCC Libraries are open all summer long!! During the summer break, the libraries will be open with reduced hours.  Please see the schedule for each campus library, they are different for Chester and Midlothian. Chester: 5/14: 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 5/15-5/16: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 5/17: CLOSED 5/19: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 5/20: 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 5/21-5/22: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 5/23: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 5/24-5/26: CLOSED Midlothian: 5/14: 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 5/15:…continue reading →

Study Break- Finals Week

Finals.  The epic battle. CollegeHumor's Favorite Funny Videos Don't worry, we've all been there!  The good news is, it will all be over soon!  In the mean time, stop by the library for research help, study rooms, and tons of resources to help win the battle of the finals!continue reading →

Celebrate Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day library style!  Stop by either of your JTCC libraries to find titles on celebrating mother earth and the exquisite world around us!  Sit outside with the beautiful weather and enjoy one of the following books: Beyond Earth Day: Fullfilling the Promise by Gaylord Nelson. Join the father of the environmentalist movement, Gaylord Nelson, in discussing the urgent matter of preserving nature for generations to come.  The title is recommended for those who care deeply about our environment and what we can do to save it.       Flora of…continue reading →

Celebrate Poetry This April!

  T. S. Eliot begins the elegiac The Waste Land with the following words: April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Every April, poets, poetry lovers, librarians, and students of all stripes rejoice in the unnecessary excuse to “Celebrate Poetry Month!” The next time you visit your library, take a look at the poetry books on display…ask your librarian for help finding that special, particular book of verse…recommend a collection of poems be added to the collection…write your…continue reading →

Happy Birthday Gloria Steinem!

                      In synchronicity with Women’s History Month, trailblazing civil rights activist and proud feminist Gloria Steinem celebrates her 80th birthday this Tuesday, March 25. Visit your library and imagine, dream and plan. Take another look at the displays commemorating this important month, and maybe check out one of Steinem’s books! Ask your friendly librarian at the front desk to point you in the direction of our wonderful selection of books covering the civil, feminist and pacifist movements in the United States.continue reading →

19th Annual JTCC Literary Festival

                What is one thing librarians love?  You got it- celebrating literature in all forms!  Come out and support the 19th annual Literary Festival at JTCC. The festival kicked off on Tuesday, February 25th and will continue until Wednesday, March 5th.  Events will be held on both campuses.  For more information please visit the college’s homepage. Come out and hear from award winning authors, works from your fellow students and faculty, and show off your speaking skills!  There is still time to enter the Student Speech…continue reading →

New Library Web Site 2/21/14

                    Even though the snow last week caused a bit of a delay, the new JTCC Libraries’ web site is ready to launch this Friday, February 21st!  Please visit the library site on or after Friday to find access to all your favorite resources right from the library homepage. The new site gives students instant access to top resources, library events and news, all JTCC's databases and tools, library staff information, and much more!   While the new page may have a new look and feel, all…continue reading →

Spring 2014 Workshops!

Have you ever gotten frustrated trying to find research and/or sources for your paper?  Don’t worry, we have all been there!  To help with all your research needs, the JTCC libraries host workshops every semester to help with various library-related topics. This semester is no exception!  For Spring 2014, your dangerous book-pushers (JTCC librarians) are proud to announce the workshop series, Keep Calm and Ask a Librarian. eeds, the JTCC libraries host workshops every semester to help with various library-related topics. This workshop series is designed to: Help students navigate and use the most popular…continue reading →

Oxford’s Word of the Year Is…

    Every year the Oxford English Dictionary selects a word to add to the quarter of a million entries in the OED collection.    These words are chosen by popularity from a list terms that can be culturally, technologically, socially, or politically driven.  In the past, technology has led the word selection with terms like GIF, unfriend, and podcast.  This year is no exception, "selfie" has taken to the top spot. Have you taken a selfie, or a picture of yourself, using a smartphone or mobile device and then uploaded to a…continue reading →