Tyler Taste Test

As we shuffle toward the end of the semester, life can get stressful. Sure, there may be fewer assignments, but they affect final grades that much more. Final projects and essays can stack up. It all may have you feeling a little... salty. We at the library cannot fix that, but we can take your mind from it for a small time. That’s right! John Tyler Community College is hosting a taste test for chips, just in time for exam season. Come into either library: Chester Campus - Moyar Hall, M216 When: Wednesday,…continue reading →

Tiny Free Library – Share the Joy of Reading

  Starting Monday, November 26th, John Tyler Community College will have two Tiny Free Libraries (or TFLs). Find them outside the libraries at the Chester and Midlothian Campus. What is a free library, you ask? Think “take a penny, leave a penny,” but with books. Find your next read and it is yours to keep. If possible, bring in a book that you no longer need and share it with the community. This free library accepts any and all books. All we ask is that you try and follow a few basic rules:…continue reading →

Season of Gratitude

Each November, on the fourth Thursday of the month, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. The celebration may only be a federal holiday starting during the Civil War, but feasts of gratitude and celebration mark multiple milestones in North America's history. From European explorers to indigenous cultures, from Mexico to Canada and everywhere in between, people have stopped to give thanks, to celebrate safety, and to enjoy the bounty of harvest time. Because it often came after a period of intense danger (like for European explorers), or before the grim trials of winter (like for both…continue reading →

Meet a Librarian: Suzanne Sherry

Suzanne Sherry is our new Director of Library Services at John Tyler Community College. Suzanne previously worked at JTCC Libraries as a Digital Services Specialist, and we are happy to have her back.  As a veteran to the VCCS, Suzanne brings experience in technology, web design, and instruction. Suzanne holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Florida State University and a Bachelor of the Arts in English from William & Mary.   Why don’t you share a little bit about yourself? I’m Suzanne Sherry, Library Director for John Tyler Libraries. I’ve…continue reading →

You Can Make It at the MakerSpace

It is easy to get caught up in the stress of college, especially when you have to balance it with your career, your relationships, and the overall journey of life. We hope to be a place where you can channel your stress into a creative activity, and maybe even make something you will keep for years to come!  The Chester Campus Makerspace was initiated in mid-August 2018.  It's located to the left of the entrance as you walk in. You'll find a tiered display showing off the results of our latest event, followed by…continue reading →