Vol. 7, no. 6   TUSCULUM COLLEGE TATE LIBRARY   February 1997


Hours for March Holidays:


 Tate Library will operate 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 5-6, March 10-11 and March 13-14; Staff workshops will require library operations during the hours of 1-5 p.m. on March 7 and 8 a.m.-11 a.m./1 p.m.-5 p.m. on March 12. Saturday hours on March 8 and 15 remain the usual 12-4 p.m.; however, we will be closed on Sunday March 9 and March 16. While we are at it, hours for the Easter holiday will see us closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, but open 12-4 p.m. on Holy Saturday.  All of these hours will be posted at the post office and on the library's front door.


Internet workshop:


 Tate Library will host an Internet workshop for public librarians on Friday March 7 from 9 a.m. until noon at our computer labs. Watauga Regional Library Asst. Director Melissa Shepherd and Jack Smith will provide the instruction. Staff from both the Tate Library and Andrew Johnson Presidential Museum and Library will be in attendance gaining insights which will help enable them to better serve others in our Tusculum community.


New Library Links page:


  The number of site accessible via the Library's Internet Links Page (URL = http://tusculum.library.net) have been significantly expanded. Employing the features of Netscape Gold, an additional linked page of miscellaneous sites has been added. Our next goal is to further revise the Library Links Page by providing subject categories, which complement those link lists offered by programs on the College home page's residential college page. As usual, we thank Tom Sanders for his excellent support for these endeavors.


A Few Facts About Libraries:


Americans make some 3.5 billion visits to all libraries per year--3 times movie theater attendance; college libraries answer 94 million reference questions annually--3 times college football attendance while college libraries receive 2 cents of every dollar spent on higher ed, down from 3 cents in 1980; if the cost of gas had risen as fast as that for library materials over the past 15 years, it would now cost $2.66 per gallon to put fuel in your car; from Fall 96 newsletter Friends of Tennessee Libraries.