Cyanotypes – Photography without Cameras

If you have been by the Chester campus library in the past few days, you may have noticed the blue and white prints on display by the exit doors. They are cyanotype prints! Chester library will be hosting a cyanotype-making workshop on Wednesday, February 6th, during the Get Connected Festival. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first floor of Moyar Hall. But what are cyanotypes, you ask? Look no further.  The cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces blue prints using coated paper and light. The process…continue reading →

Introducing the New York Times for JTCC Users!

Need to find current reporting, information on breaking events, or business reviews?  The Tyler Libraries have NEWS for you!  All students and staff now have access to the New York Times online!  The subscription includes access to all current articles as well as archived materials. To access the NYTimes online, you will need to register an account using your myTyler or John Tyler staff email. This registration process will also provide access to the NYTimes app for mobile use. To register for this service, please use the following instructions: Navigate to accessnyt.com Search…continue reading →

Meet a Librarian: Lisa Payne

Lisa Payne has been the Open Educational Resource Librarian at John Tyler Community College since July 2017. Prior to that, Lisa has extensive experience working the library field, working in both public and school libraries. As the OER Librarian, Lisa is dedicated to providing information on free, accessible resources to students and faculty. Lisa received her Masters of Library Science at Catholic University of America, and a Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies from University of North Carolina.   Why don’t you share a little bit about yourself? I was…continue reading →

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 →

Hygge (Hue-ga) – Making your holidays happy!

During the holidays, we often focus on others and don’t use the “break” as an actual time to rest! Understanding the concept of “hygge” can be a way for you to harness some peace and appreciation, and nourish your spirit through the hustle and bustle of one of the most beautiful (but often crazy) seasons of the year. In 2016, “Hygge” was named the word of the year by Oxford Dictionary. This Scandinavian word doesn’t directly translate to English, but is trending as a way to describe moments we love to feel during…continue reading →