Banned Books Week 2015

Banned Books Week 2015

Every year, the John Tyler libraries celebrate Banned Books Week.  This week acknowledges the library materials that are challenged or banned due to public outcry.  We do not ban books here at Tyler, we embrace them and proudly say, "I READ BANNED BOOKS!" Want to learn more about Banned Books Week?  Check out the American Library Association's website, BannedBooksWeek To kick off this most joyous library occasion, our first post will be a recap of the most frequently challenged or banned books of 2014: 1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by…continue reading →
Exploring Virginia with the JTCC Libraries!

Exploring Virginia with the JTCC Libraries!

Are you looking to take a break from studying? Here’s an idea: take a walk. With cooler temperatures and dry days, September is the perfect month to get outside and go for a little hike. Central Virginia has lots of places worth visiting and the library has lots of resources to point you down the right path. Here are some staff favorites: Hiking waterfalls in Virginia: A Guide to the State's Best Waterfall Hikes by former Richmond-Times Dispatch outdoor writer Andy Thompson.       Best Tent Camping, Virginia: Your Car-camping Guide to Scenic…continue reading →
Introducing Bookface Fridays at the JTCC Libraries!

Introducing Bookface Fridays at the JTCC Libraries!

Welcome to Bookface Fridays at the JTCC Libraries! To introduce different books to our students and readers, the librarians have taken to advertising in a new way, bookfacing!  If you are unfamiliar with bookface, read all about the new wave of mixing the love of books with cover art and visual social networking like Instagram- Oh, Those Clever Librarians and Their #Bookface- The New York Times To get us started, here are some favorites from the book pushers at the JTCC Libraries... The Dog Encyclopedia   by Kim Dennis-Bryan, Ann Baggaley & Katie John: SF422…continue reading →
Greetings Fall 2015 Students!

Greetings Fall 2015 Students!

The John Tyler libraries would like to welcome our new and returning students for the fall 2015 semester!  We are super excited to see all of you on campus. It has been WAY too quiet in the library over the summer! Just a few reminders… The libraries are back to the regular hours.  Both campus libraries are now open from: Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Need help with research, resources, citation, plagiarism, or other library related stuff?  Ask us!  You…continue reading →
Fiction Friday: The Magicians (Book 1)

Fiction Friday: The Magicians (Book 1)

Quentin Coldwater,  a sulky, high-achieving, high school senior preparing for a college entrance interview finds himself thrown into a magical world of learning- more precisely, a magical college called Brakebills. To be accepted into the prestigious institution, students must pass a rigorous entrance exam to test their magic ability.  After admittance, Quentin finds what he longed for, a place to feel accepted and people who accepted him. During his time at Brakebills, Quentin finds friendship, fun, and love all while studying modern sorcery. Quentin's abilities places him with the physical kids, an elite…continue reading →