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 →

Database Spotlight: GALE Interactive – Human Anatomy

Studying anatomy remotely can be tough. The Library has access to a database to make it a little easier. GALE Interactive: Human Anatomy is an interactive database with 3D models of the human body. You can search by Body System (cardiovascular, skeletal, etc.) or select a Region of the body and analyze each system in it. Even if you choose a Region to study, you can study the region layer by layer, as shown in these examples. You can rotate around the images and switch views, removing different layers to get a closer look at each different system. See the…continue reading →

I Have a Paper Due. Help!

College classes will inevitably lead to the deadline for a paper of some kind--whether personal essay, literary analysis, argumentative research paper. Getting that assignment can sometimes be overwhelming. Where do you start? Where do you go when you run into a roadblock? As always, the Library is here to help you know your resources! Need help researching? The Library has all sorts of resources for you. Databases - search for authoritative articles & up-to-date information on many different subjects 24/7 Live Chat help - chat with library staff from Tyler or one of our…continue reading →

Voter registration deadline extended! Voting resources from the Tyler Libraries

Tomorrow, October 15, 2020 is now the NEW deadline to vote in Virginia!  Due technicals issues Virginia has extended voter registration until October 15, 2020 was the last day to register to vote in the November election.  To register to vote in Virginia, please visit the following resources: Virginia Department of Elections: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/registration/ How to Register: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/registration/how-to-register/ NPR.org Virginia Extends Voter Registration After Site Went Down Hours Before Deadline Washington Post Federal judge extends Virginia voter registration through Thursday Now that you're registered (or perhaps already voting!), the Tyler Libraries want to make sure you…continue reading →

Mental Health Monday: Coloring is Good for You

Did you know completing repetitive motions in a craft, like pottery-making, sewing, carpentry, and more, can help alleviate stress? Coloring is one of the most accessible of all these crafts where the body can use repetitive motion to help re-focus and alleviate tension. In an article on NPR, Malaka Ghalib talks to various art therapists who use basic art techniques like coloring, clay sculpture, and drawing to help patients dealing with anxiety & stress (Ghalib 2020). Most of us can't visit an art therapist when we're stressed out or blue, but we can…continue reading →