April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month

According to Chase’s Calendar of Events (Ref GT 4803. C48 2016), “In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. This month creates a special opportunity for people to educate themselves and others about autism and issues within the autism community.” The John Tyler Community College Libraries are a great place for families, caregivers and others to find information about autism. Some recent additions to the collection are: • Autism causes, prevention and treatment : vitamin…continue reading →
7 Library Resources Every JTCC Student Should Know About

7 Library Resources Every JTCC Student Should Know About

It is getting to be crunch time for papers, projects and presentations. Knowledgeable students turn to the library for serious researching. Here are some resources where you can get the most for your studying efforts. 1. QuickSearch: The all-in-one search feature. Use it to find books, both print and digital, articles and DVDs.       2. Academic Search Complete: The mega-database that has hundreds of journals and thousands of articles in many subject areas. Take advantage of the limiters that can help you narrow and focus your search.       3.…continue reading →
Summer of Love

Summer of Love

Looking for a hot book to read on a hot day? You are in luck! In July NPR released NPR Books Summer of Love, 100 books nominated by readers as their favorite romances. Divided into categories, there is something for everyone looking for happily ever after, or HEA in romance publishing circles,—historic, LBGTQ, suspense, paranormal among others. Given the number of nominations—over 18,000—is there any doubt of the popularity of romance? And given the number and tone of the comments section, romance readers are, er, passionate as well. If you don’t see your…continue reading →
Suggestions for summer reading 2015

Suggestions for summer reading 2015

If you find yourself heading to the beach or to the pool in a book-less condition be sure to visit one of the JTCC libraries to remedy your situation. We can help you choose something that will delight you. Or use this list to pick out just the right read: If you read for information try one of these non-fiction titles: Dead Wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania What if?:  serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions Sapiens: a brief history of humankind  If you are looking for romance, mystery or adventure try…continue reading →

Happy Birthday Nellie!

It was on this day, May 5th, 1864, 151 years ago that pioneering journalist Nellie Bly was born. At the age of 21, Bly lived in Mexico for six months, writing reports on the daily lives of Mexican people. Shortly afterwards, Bly faked insanity in order to be committed to a women’s lunatic asylum, going on to write accounts of the horrific treatment and living standards of the asylum’s inmates. After this! Bly undertook an around-the-world journey over the course of 72 days, sending telegraphic dispatches back to a New York newspaper. Bly…continue reading →