Monday, December 12th, 2011

Like Father, Like Son: Study Break Week

EXAMS HAVE BEGUN! The library will be open normal hours during exams. Come in for some peace and quiet. During Study Break Week we will share some (semi-) academic clips. Relax and enjoy!

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Documentary: From Place to Place

Produced by Porch Productions , From Place to Place recounts the stories of three teenagers who have “aged-out” of the foster care system. Although too young to stay in foster care, they have not yet developed the inner resources to succeed in either life or school. While legally adults they continue to need nurturing, encouragement [...]

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Don’t panic! Study skill solutions

Now that we are 8 [or so] weeks into the semester could your study skills use some fine-tuning? If you are feeling that there must be a better way to manage the reading, the writing, and the studying required by your classes…help is just a click away. How to Study.org has tons of links to [...]

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Flipbacks: the book that reads like a eReader

Flipbacks are: Full length novel…the size of an iPhone. All the fun and feel of print in a tiny package. Called “The Next Little Thing” Could Flipbacks be the Kindle killer? Details All You Want to Know About Flipbacks Could this book kill the Kindle? Guardian UK Flipbacks What do you think?

Monday, August 1st, 2011

The feel-bad read of the summer: Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson

The Millennium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) are an international publishing sensation. Atmospheric, intelligent, and terrifying, the trilogy has sold over 60 million books worldwide and sparked a new interest in Swedish fiction. The first book, the Girl With the [...]

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Virtual tour of the Chester Temp-brary

Check out Chester Campus Library’s temporary space in the Nicholas Center. Books, magazines, computers are…it is all here! The library (temp-brary?) will operate here during the yearlong renovation of Moyar. Come in and see for yourself! Music “Loop 93″ courtesy of RoyaltyFreeMusic.com

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Streaming video @ JTCC Library

American History in Video brings high-quality streaming video to JTCC. American History in Video gives students and faculty online access to 2,000 hours of  vintage newsreels, archival footage, and award-winning documentaries. View synchronized, scrolling transcripts for each video Search transcripts with keywords Create playlists and clips Share clips via permanent URLs through Blackboard or email Access [...]

Friday, May 20th, 2011

50 book spoilers in 4 minutes

Brings Cliffnotes to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL! Hope you enjoyed the study break…it is back to the books next week when classes start Monday, May 23. The Midlothian campus library will return to regular operating hours on Monday. Chester library is still closed during the move, but hope to open in June. Read on!

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Hemmingway look-alike contest: Running of the Bulls in Key West

Running of the bulls is a strong word…more like rolling and strolling of the bulls to me. Papa is everywhere! Confused about the connection of Santa-like men and herds of bovines? Check out Death in the Afternoon by Ernest Hemingway from the JTCC library.

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Facebook…becomes a book!

When Facebook becomes a book from Siavosh Zabeti on Vimeo. Web to print…”the app that lasts a lifetime.” How do you preserve your online life?