This image is from Unsplash and is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. Time for some summer cooking! Reynolds Libraries have plenty of cookbooks that will get you started on everything from searing meat to churning cream. If you want to teach yourself everything about grilling--beginner tips to expert tricks, with … Continue reading Summer, Savory and Sweet
April 25 was National Library Worker’s Day—who knew? (Not me! And I am a library worker.) Though that date has passed, it still seems like an excellent opportunity to introduce you to a truly pioneering librarian from our nation's past: the Rev. Thomas Fountain Blue. Thomas Blue was born in Farmville, Virginia in 1866. He … Continue reading Thomas Fountain Blue
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 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
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
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
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
. 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…
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… !
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??