T.C. Williams Library

February 2013 Monthly Report


On February 14th, we hosted a reception to unveil 30 new READ posters featuring TCW students, faculty, and staff. The Advanced Photography students took the photos which will be displayed throughout the campus.

Instruction & Collaboration

We had 51 classes use library services. Classes included
  • Criminal Justice research & online presentation tools (Go Animate, Prezi, Simple Booklet & Weebly) (Gulden)
  • Moving toward a Flipped Classroom -- Discovery Education (Foote)
  • Research skills (Vera, Nutter, Chavis, Divan)
  • Modern Slavery Research Project -- and introducing ebooks (Kratovil & McKay)
  • Drama monologues (Bachman)
  • Film Studies (Henry)
  • Literacy (Martin)

New Initiatives

  • Purchased JSTOR (received an overwhelming enthusiastic response from staff!)
  • Ran a promotion to spark renewed interest in TC READS.
  • Set up a table in cafeteria for lunch on days we were closed for testing.
  • Established a new permanent collection & display for Spanish language books.


  • Purchased $2,000 of new materials and database renewal; and processed approximately $3,400 of books previously ordered.
  • Created displays for new materials, Black History Month, Abraham Lincoln, Books into Movies, and Valentine's Day

Minnie Howard

  • Students participated in library's daily Black History "Who Am I Contest" using print reference books and databases to find answers to clues. Students also entered essays entitled "African American Inventor that Changed Our World."
  • The two winning entries won $50 gift cards (donated by library patron)