Black History Month: Golden Age of Jazz

Experience the Golden Age of Jazz as if you were there! Photographer William P. Gottlieb passed his collection of 1,600+ photographs of jazz musicians--most taken between 1938-1948--into the public domain. The Library of Congress curates the collection and has made them available online through Flickr. Over and over, Gottlieb captures the essential personality of the musician. See big names--Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald--up close and personal. Gottlieb's respect for the music and musician shines; he was an early jazz fan and had the first newspaper column on jazz. Take a moment and travel back in time! More…continue reading →

This Valentine’s Day (and every day) love learning at JTCC library

John Tyler debuts the new library site on Monday, February 14. The site was redesigned with students’ questions in mind. How do I print? How do I find a book? Where are the scholarly journals? New features: Built-in search boxes for books and articles Integrated chat feature--IM a librarian! Mobile-friendly--research with your phone, anywhere We are delighted with the clean, open design, and we want to hear what YOU think. Look for the WELCOME button at the top of the new site for feedback. Show us some love, tell us what you hate,…continue reading →

OverDrive: Listen to a bestseller!

Too busy to read? Try an audiobook! "Read" while you workout, learn a new language during your commute, or relax with a symphony. OverDrive is the library’s source for audiobooks, eBooks and portable video. Download titles to your personal computer or mobile device—anytime! OverDrive provides a FREE app for iPhone and Android eBooks and audiobooks into a single app Over-the-air downloading Browse, checkout, and download on your phone Titles include: All-audio French by Living Language: Get ready for that spring trip to Paris. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks: Loved the movie? Read the…continue reading →

SmartHistory.org

SmartHistory is an open source, web-based textbook created by two art historians. Study art in a modern way with video, commentary and interactive content.  SmartHistory.org won a Webby for Best Education Website in 2009. Watch videos of two scholars analyzing work while viewing it in person. (The Starry Night video includes discussion about how difficult it is to see such a popular painting in a crowded museum!) View eras and commentary organized both stylistically and chronologically with both text and images. Explore artist singly or within larger context. Upload your own photos, content and…continue reading →

Thanksgiving: Dinner Time!

Joel Salatin was featured in the book The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A History of Four Meals. His Virginia based Polyface Farms is at the forefront of the localvore movement. More about (and by) Joel college paper writing service Satalin Fighting to Keep Food Local at Virginia's Polyface Farm For Localvores, a New Breed of Farm Everything I Want to do is Illegal by Joel Salatin What about your Thanksgiving? Eating locally sourced turkey and vegetables, eating anything that mom cooks…or just trying to get SOMETHING on the table before the hungry horde arrives? Read…continue reading →