Black History Month Graphic Novels

Black History Month Graphic Novels

Celebrate Black History Month with the Tyler libraries’ graphic novel collection!  Learn about key figures, history, culture, and social issues influencing the black community in stunning works of art. The following titles are available at the Tyler libraries.  Stop by or view them online for more information! by Dwight Jon Zimmerman and Wayne Vansant Midlothian Circulating Collection E449.D75 Z56 2012 from Goodreads.com: With a foreword by the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian James M. McPherson, The Hammer and the Anvil presents in full-color illustrations the history of slavery, the Civil War, and emancipation through the lives of…continue reading →

Artist Spotlight: Jack Goolsby Pottery

If you come to the Midlothian campus library, you may have noticed the blue vase guarding our graphic novel section. The Library is once again proud to display the pottery of JTCC art student Jack Goolsby. He provided this information about his Onggi pot: "Planter By Jack Goolsby 2018 - Cone 6 Stoneware This planter is made using a paddle & anvil technique. In Korea, storage jars made this way and of this size are called “Onggi”. They are used to ferment and store vegetables.  Kim Chee (fermented cabbage) is a familiar example. …continue reading →

Legacy of Dr. Woody Horton, Information Literacy Pioneer

As a library devoted to the importance of information literacy, we are saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Woody Horton, an influential figure in information literacy and library information services. Dr. Horton worked as a programmer on one of IBM's earliest computers before becoming a diplomat. Later, he would enter the academic field, teaching and writing hundreds of articles about information literacy. He also co-founded the National Forum on Information Literacy. You can read more about Dr. Horton here.  continue reading →

Little Hats, Big Hearts – Winter Break Project

The annual Little Hats, Big Hearts project is underway. Volunteers around the community crochet or knit red hats for babies born in the month of February, with the goals of celebrating heart health, raising awareness of congenital heart defects, and encouraging families of newborns. Want to get involved? You can knit or crochet a red hat for a newborn and drop it off at a JTCC library. We will send them to the local program coordinator after January 10. The hats will be distributed to local hospitals in the month of February. Knitting…continue reading →
Student Tips to Prepare for Finals

Student Tips to Prepare for Finals

If you have visited the Tyler Libraries recently, you probably noticed our weekly questions on the giant whiteboards.  With finals right around the corner, the libraries want to know, what advice do you have for other students preparing for finals? Here are the responses from your fellow students: Pray! Schedule tests for online classes early. Drink coffee, study hard, sleep is for the weak. Hit the gym. Never tickle a sleeping dragon. (Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus- Hogwarts motto) Say no to drugs and energy drinks. Sleep when you can and take deep breaths.…continue reading →