Quiet: The Power of Introverts By Susan Cain

Review by Dr. Teri Maddox, Professor of English and Speech, Jackson State Community College 

 I recently read Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts. Yes, I am an introvert, but I was attracted to my husband because he has the lovely qualities of introverts: the ability to listen and think before responding, to pay attention to details, to be willing to work hard behind the scenes for no glory or thanks, and to empathize sincerely with those who are hurting. Both of our children also have these great qualities, so I am happy to be surrounded by introverts in my immediate family. In addition, because I teach Public Speaking, I know that it is one of the most dreaded courses in an introvert’s college career. Susan Cain’s book celebrates introversion, providing dozens of examples and inspirational stories of how introverts have saved companies even though extroverts are the overwhelming CEO choice for Wall Street and Harvard’s Business School. Extroverts and introverts alike will enjoy this book because it reminds us that the gifts of introversion are worth celebrating.

Fall Semester 2011

The JSCC Library welcomes you for the Fall semester. Library hours are:

Monday-Thursday 7:30 AM – 8:15 PM

Friday 7:30 AM- 4:15 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM- 1:30 PM (starting Sept. 10)

Library Summer Hours: 2nd Session

Monday – Wednesday: 7:30 A.M. – 7:45 P.M.
Thursday: 7:30 A.M. – 7:15 P.M.
Friday: 7:30 A.M. – 4:15 P.M.

Library Display in June and July

Joan Fry has a very interesting display featuring antique nursing materials.  Please view this display during June and July in the front lobby of the JSCC Library.

JSCC Library Hours in the 1st Summer Session

The JSCC Library will be open during the 1st summer session during these times:

Monday-Wednesday  7:30 AM- 8:45 PM

Thursday                     7:30 AM- 7:15 PM

Friday                          7:30 AM- 4:15 PM

Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Library hours during May

May 2-4    7:30 AM- 8:15 PM
May 5        7:30 AM- 5:45 PM
May 6        7:30 AM- 4:15 PM
May 9-27  8:00 AM- 4:30 PM
May 30      closed for Memorial Day
May 31       8 AM- 4:30 PM

Closed on Saturdays and Sunday

Graduation is approaching

May 7 is graduation. Congratulations to all the 2011 graduates from the JSCC Library

Student Art Show

The JSCC Library is hosting a Student Art Show during the month of April.  Please come by and see the beautiful art work all throughout the JSCC Library.

Temple Grandin Day March 22, 2011

Becca Rhea and Teri Maddox have a display in the Library during March celebrating Dr. Temple Grandin.  The display features information about  Dr. Temple Grandin.

Dr. Grandin is a noted scientist and educator who overcame her autism to become an expert in animal behavior.

March 22 will be Temple Grandin day on the JSCC campus.

Black History Month Display

Please come by the JSCC Library to see the Black History Month Display. The 2011  Black History Month theme is “African Americans and the Civil War”:One Hundred Forty Six Years.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Gloria Hester

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