Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

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 […]

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: […]

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Library Workshops!

Time to brush up on your research skills and maybe get a little SDV credit! Learn how to cite with confidence, evaluate web results and take a look at the new library catalog. Join us for some awesome workshops! Midlothian Schedule Tuesday, 10/9 2:30-3:30PM “Is This Any Good? Evaluating Library Research” Thursday, 10/11 6:30-7:30PM “Tyler […]

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Research it RIGHT! Tips for students

Preparing for a research paper this semester? Here are some tips on preparing, researching, and citing for your work. Prepare for research! Give yourself time to gather information before trying to write (don’t count on the resources being available a day or two before due dates…)! Plan ahead- schedule time to sit somewhere quiet (the […]

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Freedom to Read! Banned Books Week

Every year, thousands of books are challenged or banned in public, private and school libraries.  To show pride for all forms of literature, the American Library Association (ALA) celebrates Banned Book Week to counter all the challenged and banned literature. This week, September 25th-October 1st, commemorates both classic and modern books that have been challenged.  […]

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Read all about it! Historic newspapers @ Library of Congress

Ever wondered what happened on this day in 1915?  Travel back in time using the Library of Congress online historic newspapers! LOC digitally archives newspapers from all over the US; read the real paper–ads included.  Get firsthand accounts of historic events, like the election of Abraham Lincoln or the sinking of the RMS Lusitania (which […]

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen

Think history is boring?  Think again.  In Lies My Teacher Told Me, the author explores American history textbooks for the omissions, myths, and inaccuracies taught to school children every year…including YOU!  Columbus discovered the new world right?  Wrong!  Many expeditions had landed in the Americas before his 1492 “discovery.” Three times as many tons of […]

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Library Book Display: Black History Month

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” — Martin Luther King Jr. Come celebrate and learn about the influential history of African Americans at the JTCC library.  Discover important leaders from the Civil War, […]

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Armchair travel – no ticket required

Itching to see the world? Don’t have the time or budget for world travel? No worries, we have you covered.   Sit and explore the world from the comfort of home by turning the pages in books that will take you to the most intriguing places on earth.  Discover Italy or safari in Africa with our […]