Enrolled, Employed or Enlisted: The Role of Libraries in Preparing Students for Life After High School

The College Readiness Committee, whose members include both Central Virginia high school and college/university librarians, presented a session at the Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL) annual conference in Williamsburg, VA. Committee members worked together to research issues surrounding our high school graduates - whether they enroll in college, get a job, or enlist in … Continue reading Enrolled, Employed or Enlisted: The Role of Libraries in Preparing Students for Life After High School

Reynolds Libraries Featured by VIVA

Reynolds Libraries are a member of VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia. This crucial partnership allows Reynolds to purchase high-quality digital resources at a discount, in partnership with other colleges and universities in the state. Reynolds Libraries was featured by VIVA in September 2017. VIVA Featured Member Library: Reynolds Community College An interview with Hong … Continue reading Reynolds Libraries Featured by VIVA

Los bibliotecarios participan de la conferencia lenguas extranjeras

Denise Woetzel, Reference/Information Literacy Librarian at Reynolds Community College and Helen McKann, Librarian at John Tyler Community College attended the joint VCCS World Languages Peer Group / FLAVA (Foreign Language Association of Virginia) Conference in Williamsburg on September 26 to promote the VCCS Libraries many world language resources.  Over 700 foreign language instructors from across the … Continue reading Los bibliotecarios participan de la conferencia lenguas extranjeras

Goochland Campus in Virginia Gardener Magazine

Scott Burrell, agriculture specialist at the Goochland Campus, has just had his 21st and 22nd article published in the February Issue of Virginia Gardener Magazine. His article Maximum Garden, Minimum Time, features a photograph of the landscaping at the Goochland Campus (look for it on page 26.) His article In the Green Zone mentions Reynolds … Continue reading Goochland Campus in Virginia Gardener Magazine

The Importance of Being Cute: Pet Photography in Virginia 1840-2013 at the Library of Virginia

Virginians love their pets—and not only dogs and cats! The Library of Virginia has a new exhibition called The Importance of Being Cute: Pet Photography in Virginia 1840-2013. The collection includes Victorian cartes de visite, cabinet cards, and original glass plate negatives, along with contemporary images. Browse the photos online, or check out the collection … Continue reading The Importance of Being Cute: Pet Photography in Virginia 1840-2013 at the Library of Virginia

Summer is almost here! Switch from this…

. To THIS! Click the book title to see where you'll find it at JSRCC Libraries. Virginia: A Guide to Backcountry Travel and Adventure House By the Sea    Are We There Yet? The Golden Age of Family Vacations Where To Go When, the Americas: North, Central, South America, & the Caribbean Back Door Guide to … Continue reading Summer is almost here! Switch from this…

And the winners are… !

This past weekend, the Library of Virginia announced their 14th annual Library of Virginia Literary Award winners, honoring both Virginia authors of  fiction and authors of non-fiction on a Virginia subject. Most exciting for us here at JSRCC is the Library of Virginia Literary Award for Non-Fiction winner, Rebecca Skloot, for her book The Immortal … Continue reading And the winners are… !

What is the oldest book in the library??

Thanks, Jason for your great question! Our staff has been busy working on it and here is what we've found: First we have to come up with a working definition of "book" because in today's library a book can take many forms- print, digital, audio, and more. It is difficult to track the oldest print book … Continue reading What is the oldest book in the library??

February 2011 African American History Month “African Americans and the Civil War”

African American History Month began in 1925 as Negro History Week. According to the Library of Congress, this year's theme,  African Americans and the Civil War, "...honors the efforts of people of African descent to destroy slavery and inaugurate universal freedom in the United States." Richmonders have a rare opportunity to study the issues with … Continue reading February 2011 African American History Month “African Americans and the Civil War”

Arbor Day 2010- Appreciate Virginia’s Trees

Here is the Winner of the Arbor Day 2009 Poster Contest for fifth grade elementary school students across the United States. Check the Arbor Day website on Friday, April 30 for the winner of the 2010 contest, and enjoy reading some JSRCC Libraries books on the subject of trees: Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate … Continue reading Arbor Day 2010- Appreciate Virginia’s Trees