Blazing a Trail to Understanding: Promoting Diverse Perspectives through Digital Platforms

The Tyler Libraries are happy to announce that we were awarded an Innovation Grant from the John Tyler Foundation for a grant collection specifically meant to bring representation to the diverse community that reflects our students and surrounding area. With the addition of the Axis 360 eBook and eAudiobook platform, the Tyler Libraries can now offer students and staff access to current titles in the palm of your hand (or your tablet, desktop, or laptop!) that provide perspectives of many underrepresented communities through works of fiction. To view the Libraries Axis 360 collection,…continue reading →

JTCC Reads Campaign 2020: Pick Our Spring ’21 Read!

Starting in the spring of 2021, the Center for Teaching & Learning and the Tyler Libraries will launch JTCC Reads, a college-wide read of a single book to spark discussions with one another.  This program is designed to create deeper connections within the Tyler community.  We hope to inspire conversations and deeper reflection from the book's topics, ideas, and experiences to better our commitment to student success, equity, and inclusion.  These discussions will also enable us to expand our vision and become more knowledgeable about our students and our colleagues. Before we launch…continue reading →

Graduation Is Coming

Final exams are coming soon. Time to finish all those last-minute school things so you can enjoy your summer break! Got library tech? Renew or return by May 12.Got library books? Double-check your due dates. Remember: you can renew once! Speaking of borrowing books, did you know that you can still borrow books from JTCC Libraries after you’ve graduated? Stop by and ask us about a community member card! Final exams end May 10.Grades are posted May 12. Congratulations on completing your classes. Our hats off to you!continue reading →

Workshops for the Win

Join the Library for our upcoming workshops on Zoom the week of 4/11: Research Rescue4/11, Monday @ 2PM4/14, Thursday @ 11AM Overwhelmed by college research? APA and MLA just alphabet soup? Bring your assignment and your questions; librarians will help you research smarter, not harder. To register: https://vccs.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpf-ygrzIrHtVEQg4f5K_-xwzLFJqVhs1Q Focus on One Thing: Imagist Poetry, Journaling, and Wellness4/13, Wednesday @ 2:30PM Celebrate National Poetry Month in this discussion around poetry, journaling, wellness, and creativity. Attend for the chance to win a free journal! To register: https://vccs.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIocOyupzwsHdOWjqRZCRfQiBzNIRy9m29Hcontinue reading →

Film Event This Week: Pieces I Am

The Library and Student Activities are proud to present the film Toni Morrison: Pieces I Am this Wednesday, 3/30 at 12:30PM. Toni Morrison, the acclaimed writer of novels like Beloved and The Bluest Eye, is the subject of this moving documentary. Computer Lab at either campus library to watch the film and discuss. Got a class on Wednesday afternoon? No worries. Just use this link so you can watch the film online (you must be a JTCC student, staff, or faculty to access the film!).continue reading →

Interview With Virgil the Skeleton: A JTCC Libraries Exclusive

Virgil the Skeleton has been a quiet presence at JTCC Libraries for years. A skeleton of few words, he was often found helping nursing students with their anatomy classes. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, though, Virgil found himself looking for a new purpose. Classes had gone online and library materials (including Library Skeletons) weren’t being checked out. He started feeling quite lonely and a bit lost. Despite the challenges he was facing, Virgil eventually found a new calling in a most unexpected area: social media. Though he’s still seen in the library on…continue reading →

Welcome to Fall 2021, Part 1

Welcome back, Trailblazers! Fall 2021 is upon us, and the library is excited to see our students again! We know a lot has changed recently, so I’ve written up a two-post blog series with important information to help make your visits to the library a success!   Hours Mon – Thurs: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM Fri: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMSat. and Sun.: Closed Any changes in library hours will be posted on the library website and the library Instagram.  Masks Per the college’s requirement, everyone is required to wear a mask when inside a college building, regardless of…continue reading →