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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

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 [...]

Friday, October 18th, 2013

What’s all the pink about?

October is all about awareness. Help the John Tyler libraries spread consciousness by learning more National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). It’s more than wearing pink, its helping others learn about this disease and how to overcome this challenging diagnosis. Every October, NBCAM partners with health and research associations, government agencies, and other supporting organizations [...]

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Some Library Resources at a Standstill

                    Having problems accessing certain materials through the databases and online article indexes?  Thousands of students, researchers, and academics across the country are having the same issues.  Due to the federal government shutdown, many of the online resources used by John Tyler students and staff are [...]

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Winter Break Hours

Between the fall and spring semesters, the library will operate with reduced hours.  These hours will begin on Monday, December 17, 2012 and end on Saturday, January 5, 2013.  The JTCC libraries will resume normal operation hours on Monday, January 7, 2013. Please see the schedule below for each campus library. Chester and Midlothian Libraries: [...]

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Remembering Andy Griffith

Many of you grew up watching reruns of the Andy Griffith Show on cable television. To add to the tributes since the passing of Griffith last week here is a clip from the JTCC database Films on Demand’s Pioneers of Television.

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Coming Up: Library Workshops!

Time to brush up on your research skills and maybe get a little SDV credit! Join us for some awesome workshops! Wednesday, June 13  11:30am   Find It, Cite It                                    Midlothian Library lab Tuesday, June 19         4:00pm     Is This Any Good? Evaluating Library Research   Midlothian Library lab Wednesday June 20  [...]

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: [...]