Library is ‘Tickled Pink’… find out why!

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Effective Monday, Feb. 22, students will be able to check out the following mobile devices for 4 hours from all three Reynolds Libraries:

  • Dell Inspiron 7000 series 2-in-1 notebook
  • HP Chromebook
  • Apple IPad Air 2
  • Dell XPS for Group Study Rooms

The program is part of DOT’s strategic priorities to support student success!

Your Brain on Peppermint: Peppermints and Pencils in the Library!

peppermintsAccording to study published in 2008 in the International Journal of Neuroscience, “participants exposed to peppermint oil experienced enhanced memory and processing speeds…[and peppermint] also increased their alertness while helping them maintain a sense of calm.”

We figured if it was published in the Journal of Neuroscience then it must be true. So, beginning Monday, December 12th through Saturday, December 17th (or until we run out of peppermints and pencils!), the Reynolds Libraries will be hosting our popular Peppermints and Pencils  event. Come in anytime during our extended hours to pick up a snazzy Reynolds pencil and some peppermints to help you study for your exams.

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The Reynolds Library Staff wishes you the best of luck through these last two weeks of the semester and please remember we are always here to help!

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LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE! Come in and check us out!

You’re Invited! Reynolds Library will be hosting Open Houses at the Parham Road Campus and Downtown Campus. See what’s new for the upcoming school year.

  • Enjoy refreshments and giveaways!
  • Try our digital scavenger hunt!
  • Learn to download resources to your mobile device!
  • Create altered book art and beads!


Parham Road Campus

Wednesday, September 18th

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Downtown Campus

Thursday, September 19th

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Tis’ the Season…for Group Study Rooms @ the Parham Campus Library


The Library Technology Center on the Parham Road Campus has eight group study rooms, each of which can accommodate six to eight people for up to 2 hours. All study rooms are equipped with wireless Internet access, white boards, and wall-mounted flat-panel display screens.  JRSCC students with a valid student ID are welcomed to use the study rooms for academic and college-related activities, such as collaborative learning projects, small meetings, advising or tutoring sessions, etc.  At the end of the semester, we recommend reserving a room in advance.  Please read the Group Study Room Policy before you make a reservation.

A Study Room can be reserved with any ONE of the following three methods. Please come to the Lower Information Desk to get your room at your reserved time.

  • Call the Library Information/Circulation Desk at 804-523-5220
  • Walk in and reserve at the Information/Circulation Desk
  • Fill out the following online reservation form

For Faculty – Library Resources & Services in a Nutshell

Want to learn about our library liaison program, how to request library instruction, reserve materials, use our online and print collections, recommend a purchase, and more?  Register online for our workshop, JSRCC Library Resources & Services for Faculty in a Nutshell, being offered the beginning of the Spring semester on the following dates:

  • Wed, Jan 5th / 2-3pm / PRC, Massey LTC, Library 103J
  • Fri, Jan 7th / 10-11am / PRC, Massey LTC, Library 103J
  • Mon, Jan 10th / 6-7pm / PRC, Massey LTC, Library 103J

You can also check out our online Faculty Services for JSRCC Library LibGuide.

For more information on this workshop, contact Denise Woetzel  (email: -or- call X5329).

Welcome back!

We hope everyone had a relaxing summer! Whether you’re new to JSR or returning, we’re happy to have you! We’ve been busy this summer, and here are just a few things we’ve been working on:

Workshops – ( We’ve brought back the classics and added a few to the list – be sure to check out our workshop schedule for this semester and sign up – remember they’re free!

Mobile Library Website – ( It’s still in ‘beta’ mode, so if you have any feedback for us, please let us know!

New LibGuides – We’ve added a few guides, like one on finding books , and updated some existing ones, like how to become a better writer. Be sure to keep an eye out for more in the coming weeks, or sign up for email updates!

Around The World Through Books Schedule – We will be discussing some great books throughout the year, Starting with Word Wizard by Richard Lederer. The author himself will be leading the first discussion on October 6; for more information and the rest of the schedule, please visit the website:

Some of our databases were given a face-lift over the summer – so if you’re having trouble with those or research in general, please feel free to give us a call or stop by. We’re happy to help!

More holiday safety

Holiday shopping is crazy enough without getting caught by traffic accidents. This link:

 shows real-time accident and hazard information for Henrico and Chesterfield counties as well as Richmond itself.

Another tip from the Richmond Police: “The single biggest problem right now is people leaving stuff in their cars.  GPS devices, presents, purses, etc that are visible through a window are likely to create a desire to break the car window and take the stuff.”

Be careful out there!

October is National Information Literacy Awareness Month!


President Obama has declared October to be National Information Literacy Awareness month, according to this recent White House press release

Increase your own Information Literacy by attending one of the library’s free open session workshops- offered this fall at Downtown and Parham campus libraries! Spend some time learning about: Research the Smart Way; Cite it Right-MLA Style; Cite It Right-APA Style; Ms Word & Power Point Basics; and Is This Web Site Credible?

Be sure to sign up online for a free class!

Welcome Back!

As this week ends, the Fall Semester really begins! We know you’ve been using the library — our website usage is up 830% from last week!

We’ve been working all summer long on some new services. Here’s a highlight of what we’ve been working on.

What’s New?


Did you know that both APA and MLA have changed the rules a little bit this year? Luckily, we’ll be offering several workshops throughout the semester, among them Research the Smart Way and How To Cite MLA and APA. Sign up for a FREE workshop to brush up on your research skills.


The library has several course and subject guides in a new format called LibGuides. We hope that you will find the information there useful!

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