Spring 2014 Workshops!

Spring 2014 Workshops!

Have you ever gotten frustrated trying to find research and/or sources for your paper?  Don’t worry, we have all been there!  To help with all your research needs, the JTCC libraries host workshops every semester to help with various library-related topics. This semester is no exception!  For Spring 2014, your dangerous book-pushers (JTCC librarians) are proud to announce the workshop series, Keep Calm and Ask a Librarian. eeds, the JTCC libraries host workshops every semester to help with various library-related topics. This workshop series is designed to: Help students navigate and use the most popular…continue reading →
Oxford's Word of the Year Is…

Oxford's Word of the Year Is…

Every year the Oxford English Dictionary selects a word to add to the quarter of a million entries in the OED collection.    These words are http://cheapcialiswww.com/cialis10.html chosen by popularity from a list terms that can be culturally, technologically, socially, or politically driven.  In the past, technology has led the word selection with terms like GIF, unfriend, and podcast.  This year is no exception, "selfie" has taken to the top spot. Have you taken a selfie, or a picture of yourself, using a smartphone or mobile device and then uploaded to a social…continue reading →
Fiction Friday: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore

Fiction Friday: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore

Out of work due to the Great Recession and dejectedly looking for a job, former web designer Clay Jannon stumbles upon a help wanted sign in an ancient, dusty bookstore—Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore. After demonstrating his ability to quickly climb ladders and retrieve heavy books Clay is hired as the night clerk. Mystified by the strange merchandise, the quirky customers and Mr. Penumbra’s insistence on careful record-keeping of every transaction, Clay begins to unravel an enigmatic code linked to a secret society founded by a fifteenth century typeface designer. Cleverly written and full…continue reading →
What’s all the pink about?

What’s all the pink about?

October is all about awareness. Help the John Tyler libraries spread consciousness by learning more National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). It’s more than wearing pink, its helping others learn about this disease and how to overcome this challenging diagnosis. Every October, NBCAM partners with health and research associations, government agencies, and other supporting organizations to bring awareness and information to a disease affecting the lives of so many. Just this year, the United States will lose 39,000 people to this disease and add over 230,000 new patients (American Cancer Society, 2013). Information…continue reading →
Some Library Resources at a Standstill

Some Library Resources at a Standstill

Having problems accessing certain materials through the databases and online article indexes?  Thousands of students, researchers, and academics across the country are having the same issues.  Due to the federal government shutdown, many of the online resources used by John Tyler students and staff are being affected by the closures.  Some popular sites are available with limited materials and updates, while others are completely closed down.  The restricted access during this period has caused interruptions to full-text materials and error messages for many users.  Please contact the library if you have questions about…continue reading →