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 →

Now Hiring Student Workers: Positions at Chester

The Chester campus Library still seeks student workers for the Summer semester! Strong candidates do not need library experience but must be detail-oriented and willing to assist their peers and Tyler library patrons while staffing the information desk. Basic duties include shelving books (we will train you, do not worry!) checking items in and out, and assisting patrons with their questions (as well as other various assigned tasks). Eligibility: Candidates must be enrolled in at least one Summer 2021 course to be considered for the position. This is also a NON work/study position,…continue reading →

Now Hiring Student Workers: Positions at Chester & Midlothian

The Tyler Libraries at both the Chester and Midlothian Campus are seeking student workers for the Summer semester! Strong candidates do not need library experience but must be detail-oriented and willing to assist their peers and Tyler library patrons while staffing the information desk. Basic duties include shelving books (we will train you, do not worry!) checking items in and out, and assisting patrons with their questions (as well as other various assigned tasks). Eligibility: Candidates must be enrolled in at least one Summer 2021 course to be considered for the position. This…continue reading →

Mental Health Monday: Meditation & Mindfulness, part 2

Last week, we discussed the different between meditation and mindfulness. Let's talk about how to actually act mindfully. The idea is not to empty your mind while you are practicing, it’s to become more aware of your thoughts and feelings as they arise, so that you can observe them with kindness and without judgment (“Getting Started with Mindfulness”). The goal is to learn how to live in the moment, so mindfulness can be practiced throughout the day as you carry out your day-to-day life. I’ve listed a few examples that come to mind:…continue reading →

Mental Health Monday: Meditation & Mindfulness, part 1

With the media coverage exploding on the current COVID19 crisis, social distancing, and adjusting to the changes in our class and work schedules, it’s not hard to believe that this is making a huge impact on our already hectic lives.  It is no wonder many of us find ourselves in fight or flight mode; with increased stress and anxiety, it’s hard to find the time to take a breath.  If you are like me, the first thing I want to do is run away, feeling at a loss on how to proceed.  Even…continue reading →

Upcoming Event: You Go Girl! Book Talk

Join the Library Staff for a Book Talk on Wednesday, 3/31/21 @ 2:30PM via Zoom as we celebrate Women's History Month. Hear, discuss, and celebrate books by women writers. https://vccs.zoom.us/j/82662014522... Meeting ID: 826 6201 4522 Passcode: 853950 https://library.jtcc.edu/about-us/workshopscontinue reading →