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 →

Upcoming Event: Black Hollywood Documentary – Feb. 26

The upcoming documentary showing has been rescheduled from February 19 to February 26. On Friday, Feb 26th, join the Library and the Office of Student Activities for a Documentary & Discussion on the documentary "Black Hollywood." "Between 1910 and 1950, over 150 independent film companies were organized for the specific purpose of producing all-black cast films. Of the 400 black-produced films that were made, Oscar Micheaux produced 10 percent of them. This documentary by Tony Brown examines them. REGISTER HERE!"    continue reading →

Job Openings at Tyler Libraries – Chester campus

The Tyler Libraries are looking for a student worker to join our team! We are seeking detail-oriented, motivated individuals who are passionate about serving their fellow students in creative ways. No library experience is required, but you must be enrolled in at least one class to be considered. We are looking specifically for someone who can work on Mondays and Wednesdays in the afternoon. Candidates need to be prompt, organized, and comfortable working with the general public. Typical tasks include (but are not limited to): working the information desk with a library staff…continue reading →

Library Services 2.1

Welcome back, Trailblazers! Last year, the Library introduced new services and adapted our old standards to meet new challenges. Here's how you can interact with the Library this Spring 2021 semester...even when on-campus services are closed: Digital Collection: our e-books and audiobooks are always available. Try searching the JTCC Catalog first, then narrow your results to Full-Text Online.  Of course, we have databases with expanded material on specific subjects, like GALE Interactive: Human Anatomy for anatomy students, Grove Music Online for music students, and Tumble Books Library for early childhood education students. Library Chat: available 24/7!…continue reading →

Soundtrack to 2020

Author’s note: Neither the author nor John Tyler Community College owns any of the songs mentioned in the following blog post. No money is being made from this post, nor is any copyright infringement intended.   At the risk of possibly making the understatement of the century, 2020 has been a year. It started off with hope and optimism for the coming months, descended into conflict and confusion, and is now approaching a cautiously optimistic end. If one didn’t know any better, 2020 would almost look like the plot of a book, only…continue reading →

Library Tech Returns over Winter Break

Did you get to use a laptop, Chromebook, webcam, or calculator from the Library this semester?  We are glad to help in your academic success!  Here's how to return your tech... Where? Nicholas Student Center (Chester) or Administration Building (Midlothian) When? Monday-Saturday 8AM to 5PM (last day December 21) How? Make sure to wear a mask Place your tech in the labeled Return Library Tech box Add your name to the Sign-In sheet Read more about Library Services in December here. FAQs: What if I want to renew my loan? Laptops cannot be renewed to May because of required updates.…continue reading →