New Library Web Site 2/21/14

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 the resources you used before are still available! We designed…continue reading →

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: 12/17-12/19: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm 12/20: 7:30 am - 12:00 pm 12/21-1/1: CLOSED 1/2-1/3: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm 1/4: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm 1/5: CLOSED  continue reading →

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 Tips: Research Databases Like a Pro” Friday, 10/12 11:00-12:00PM “Who Said That? The Basics of Citing Sources In APA and MLA” Monday, 10/15 10:00-11:00AM “Tyler Tips: Research Databases Like a Pro” Tuesday, 10/16 5:15-6:15PM “Who Said That? The…continue reading →

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 LIBRARY is the perfect place for this) to dedicate yourself to you work. Ask questions!  If you do not know where to start, come see the library staff to get you started on finding information on your topic.…continue reading →

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.  Childhood favorites such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Bridge to Terabithia, and James and the Giant Peach, as well as modern books like all of the Harry Potter series (which is actually the MOST challenged of them…continue reading →