“One theory here: the deanery is annoyed with our requests for parity and, weary of waiting for us to retire, has decided to kill us. Let the academic year begin!”

dear-committee-members-coverShowing our good taste and our knack for predicting literary accolades, the Brown Baggers discussed Julie Schumacher’s Dear Committee Members shortly after it won the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Notably, Schumacher was the first woman to win the award. The impressive field of nominees also included Roz Chast and Annabelle Gurwitch. Continue reading

Watch and Learn – Zinio Digital Magazines

Zinio Digital Magazines is a great service you can access with your JMRL library card. To get started, head to http://www.rbdigital.com/jmrlva. To help you see how it works, Zinio’s parent company, RB Digital, has created the following instructive videos.

Overview of Zinio:

Accessing Zinio on your iPad:

Accessing Zinio on your iPhone:

Accessing Zinio on your Android device:

If you need more information or assistance after watching these videos please contact JMRL at 434-979-7151 ext. 4 or reference@jmrl.org.

Helpful How-To Videos for Chilton Library

It’s been a whole year since you’ve heard about our great database Chilton Library. Maybe you’ve tried it. Maybe you meant to but it seemed intimidating. Don’t worry! Gale (the parent company of Chilton) has some great video tutorials to get you started. These brief videos cover the three main sections of Chilton’s:

Repair Manuals

Maintenance Schedules

Technical Service Bulletins and Recall Notices

If after watching these videos you still have questions feel free to email us at reference@jmrl.org or call 979-7151 ext. 4.