Succeed this Spring!

Welcome back, Trailblazers! In the middle of finding your new classes, figuring out syllabi, and navigating Blackboard, the library has your back. We have what you need to succeed this semester: Books - For serious academic study (or that 10-page research paper), start with the JTCC Library Catalog. Search for specific titles, authors, or subject areas and limit your results to the kind of resource you want. Computers & Printers - Need to knock out your homework before heading home? Use library computers with your MyTyler login and print with your student ID…continue reading →

Frances E. W. Harper – Trailblazing Poet

October 24 marks the birth of one of America's great poets and civil rights activists, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was born in Maryland in 1825. Born into a free family, she had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and loved to read. By age 20, she had published her first book of poetry and by age 34, she became the first African-American to have a short story published. It's incredible to think that it took until 1859 for that to happen! Frances did not just write poetry and short stories. She also became a…continue reading →

Banned Books Week – Day 4

“One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.” ― Golda Meir, My Life       Banned Books Week causes us to consider important questions each year--who has the authority to remove a book from a library and for what reasons? Why do libraries sometimes carry books that may contain offensive or morally problematic content? How does reading a book affect the reader? What about controversial issues in books? At the end, the library remains committed to providing access to a wide variety…continue reading →

JTCC Library Welcomes New Director

The staff of the JTCC Library is thrilled to welcome Suzanne Sherry, our new library director. Suzanne has always been a bookworm, so the library is a natural career step—and all of us who are endlessly curious. She began working part-time at John Tyler while attending library school; first as a part-time library assistant, then as the Digital Library Specialist. During her time at Tyler Libraries she helped the Midlothian library move into its current location in Hamel Hall and built a new website. For two years she worked with the Office of…continue reading →

Where Is Everything? – Navigating Chester Campus

Are you a Chester campus student? You may have seen the exciting construction going on that will refurbish and expand the Nicholas Building and Bird Hall. During construction, offices that used to be in Bird or Nicholas have new temporary homes. Use the following helpful guide created by Chester Library Assistants to help find your way around.continue reading →