Surprising truth about Wikipedia

Wikipedia is not verified, fact checked, or guaranteed to be true. Really. From Wikipedia: “It is in the nature of an ever-changing work like Wikipedia that, while some articles are of the highest quality of scholarship, others are admittedly complete rubbish. We are fully aware of this.” Researcher beware! With Wikipedia, anyone can change any page. Are these changes fact or opinion? Are authors the expert on their topics? Maybe…maybe NOT. Wikipedia is GREAT for casual research, and excels at pop culture information. (The Doctor Who page is comprehensive and packed with verifiable…continue reading →

Smart People. Smart Libraries.

Enjoy Spring Break and Saint Patrick's Day! Check out this video produced by Library Ireland to celebrate Ireland's public libraries. Remember: JTCC Library is still open during Spring Break: 7:30-5 Monday to Friday. Come in and work on projects without distractions, get help with a paper, or study in peace.continue reading →

Library Book Display: Black History Month

"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." — Martin Luther King Jr. Come celebrate and learn about the influential history of African Americans at the JTCC library.  Discover important leaders from the Civil War, abolition, and the Civil Rights Movement.  Check out early freedom figures such as Harriet Tubman and Fredrick Douglass to modern leaders such as President Obama who have defied social injustice and empowered the black community. Love music and…continue reading →