Vol. XIX, no. 3 THE THOMAS J. GARLAND LIBRARY  Jan.-Feb.  2009

 

Upcoming Break Hours—Greeneville Campus:

Block 5 Break
Thursday Feb. 5, 2009  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 6, 2009  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009  9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009 CLOSED
Monday, Feb. 9, 2009  8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Regular Semester Hours resume Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009

Library Hours:

Greeneville Campus

Regular Semester Hours

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Sunday,  6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

 

Knoxville Regional Center

Regular Hours

Monday - Thursday          8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 Friday                             12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 Saturday                            8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Sunday                                                      Closed

  

Any changes to library  hours, and  other activities, are posted on the library front doors and on the library website http://library.tusculum.edu.

  

New titles list:

 

 We invite your attention to the Thomas J. Garland Library’s new title lists for the 4th Quarter of 2008. A total of 296 new items were added to the shelves in Greeneville < http://library.tusculum.edu/newtitleOctDec2008Greeneville.htm and 111 in Knoxville http://library.tusculum.edu/newtitlesKnoxvilleoctdecember2008.htm. Your review of these 407 works is encouraged.

 

New collection selection:

 

  It is recommended that departments continue to compile their collection enhancement recommendation   lists for 2009-2010. Forms employed to start the process of turning those book and video suggestions into acquisitions will be sent to school directors at the end of January for distribution to departments and their faculties.

 

Collection evaluation:

 We have been fortunate over the past 6-7 years to be able to add many new titles to the circulating print collections of the Thomas J. Garland Library  (TJGL) The institutional goal of 65,000 print titles on the shelves in Greeneville is visible. Last year alone and for the first time in the school’s history, over 3,000 were added to the shelves.

 

The TJGL has an on-going program of collection evaluation with regards to print and electronic  titles both on the main campus and at the Knoxville branch. Faculty input is continuously sought  and encouraged. Titles deaccessioned during this ongoing program are made available to students, faculty and other patrons.

 

IL Scheduling:

 

The Information Literacy program in support of the Residential College is rapidly approaching in terms of volume and effectiveness that in place for GPS since 2003. Those seeking sessions with Mrs. Hipps and Mr. Tunstall, our Residential Information Team, are advised to get your requests in early. We have gone from a time when we had to beg folks to let us help to the luxury of having to carefully check schedules.

 

Database trials:

 

The database publisher Facts on File is offering a free trial of its databases through Feb. 12.  If there are any that particularly appeal to you, please send a note to Jack Smith jsmith@tusculum.edu.

 

http://www.fofweb.com/Demo

Username: tennshare

Password: tennshare

 

Facts On File offers TENN-SHARE members special discounts on the following products. Click on any title for further product information.

Issues & Controversies

Issues & Controversies in American History

World News Digest

Today's Science

Bloom's Literary Reference Online

Science Online

Health Reference Center

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

American History Online

African-American History Online

American Indian History Online

American Women’s History Online

Modern World History Online

Ancient and Medieval History Online

World Atlas

Curriculum Resource Center: Junior Edition

Curriculum Resource Center

U.S. Government Online

 

 

Database test:

 

 

The European Union has set up its own database, which it is now testing. Europeana is a full-text/full-media database of over 2 million digital items from libraries, museums, and archives in Europe, including the British Library and the Louvre:  http://www.europeana.eu/

This seems a particularly good visual site and is available to all free for as long as the Beta process continues.

 

 Reference books exhibited:

 

Decade-themed reference works created by Salem Press are now on display in the Information Commons of the Thomas J. Garland Library.  Among the titles are  The Fifties in America, The Sixties in America, The Seventies in America, and The Eighties in America.  Each multi-volume set gives a comprehensive overview and will prove useful for beginning research or for browsing. 

 

Staff news:

 

Smith publishes 78th volume:

 

 

 

The Timberclads in the Civil War: The Lexington, Conestoga and Tyler on the Western Waters  has been published by McFarland & Co., Inc. Converted to warships from commercial steamboats at the beginning of the conflict, the three named vessels formed the core of the North’s Western Flotilla, later the Mississippi Squadron. The book focuses on the activities of these wooden warriors while providing context for the greater war, including accounts of their famous commanders, their roles in both large and small battles, ship-to-ship combat, and support for the armies of Gen. U.S. Grant and Gen. William T. Sherman. A foreword was provided by the noted Civil War historian B. Franklin Cooling, author of the UT Press title Fort Donelson’s Legacy: War and Society in Kentucky and Tennessee, 1862-1863.

 

 

Statistics:

 

 In every number of the Reel & Page published through the school year, we will provide our most recent usage statistics (lag time is usually a month or so). Comparison figures between the current school year and that preceding are published in either the April issue or a special May issue.  The 2007-08 comparison is in the May special edition, found at http://library.tusculum.edu/archivesrnp/reelnpagemayextra2008.htm .  If you choose, you may also compare individual months for the different years as maintained in the Reel & Page archive.

 

 
Use Statistics (November 2008): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

4,013

2,755

Days Open

24

22

Average Daily Attendance

167.21

125.23

Circulation

 

 

Books

139

147

Periodicals

na

68

Reserves

7

106

Media

19

8

Ebooks

netlibrary 154
Ebrary 223

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

226

206

Phone

DE  1
Residential:  33

85

Email

DE 9

Residential 6

9

TOTAL

275

300

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

6

11

Residential

8

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 7,234; Subscription database searches (total): 42,408; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland Library: 49,642.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 1;   via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 33.

 

 

 

Use Statistics (December 2008): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

2,577

1,335

Days Open

18

13

Average Daily Attendance

143.17

102.62

Circulation

 

 

Books

96

97

Periodicals

na

36

Reserves

3

38

Media

15

12

Ebooks

netlibrary 99
Ebrary 206

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

122

82

Phone

DE  0
Residential:  35

31

Email

DE 3

Residential 1

6

TOTAL

161

119

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

2

4

Residential

0

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 1,647; Subscription database searches (total): 16,556; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 18,203.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 1;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 33.

  

 


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