Vol. XIX, no. 5 THE THOMAS J. GARLAND LIBRARY  May Extra 2009

 

This May extra edition offers our summer hours, a couple of news items, and a recap of our school year statistics.

 

Summer Hours: 

Greeneville Campus

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

Monday May 25, 2009  CLOSED Memorial Day

Friday, July 3, 2009  CLOSED Independence Day (observed)

Regular Semester Hours (Fall & Spring)
beginning Monday, August 24, 2009

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, 2:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 Sunday  CLOSED

Friday, May 22, 2009-  Monday, May 25, 2009  CLOSED

TC Library Online available  24/7

 

New book/DVD acquisitions:

Between January and March 2009, 381 books/DVDs new to our Greeneville collection were cataloged for the shelves. Another 135 were added in Knoxville. The year’s two location combined total, with a quarter of reporting yet outstanding, is 1,812.

 

A new statistical category:

 

  In an effort to demonstrate Garland Library support for the Greene County community, our monthly statistics will now include (from April 2009 forward) the monthly  total of community users provided with courtesy login privileges. 

  

Statistics:

 

March/April and Summary School Year statistics:

 

Use Statistics (March 2009): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

4,495

2,281

Days Open

26

26

Average Daily Attendance

172.88

87.73

Circulation

 

 

Books

179

133

Periodicals

N/A

125

Reserves

3

65

Media-Videos/DVDs

45

19

Ebooks

netlibrary 123
Ebrary 442

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

278

166

Phone

DL  6
Residential:  57

47

Email

DL 7

Residential 3

7

TOTAL

351

220

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DL

5

10

Residential

11

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 6,584; Subscription database searches (total): 50,893; Total electronic visits to  The Thomas J. Garland Library: 57,477.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 1 Knoxville to Greeneville, 9;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 12; Books by Mail: 3.

 

Use Statistics (April 2009): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

4,755

2,122

Days Open

27

24

Average Daily Attendance

176.11

88.42

Circulation

 

 

Books

144

133

Periodicals

N/A

125

Reserves

1

65

Media-Videos/DVDs

48

19

Ebooks

netlibrary 173
Ebrary 498

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

257

124

Phone

DL  9
Residential:  55

38

Email

DL 3

Residential 2

8

TOTAL

326

170

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DL

8

10

Residential

12

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 8,923; Subscription database searches (total): 52,864; Total electronic visits to  The Thomas J. Garland Library: 61,787.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 1 Knoxville to Greeneville, 1;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 10; Books by Mail: 3.

 

Community user logins: 91

 

Use Statistics (YTD Summer 2008-April 2009): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

38,553

23,328

Days Open

248

226

Average Daily Attendance

149.88

92.02

Circulation

 

 

Books

1,648

2,456

Periodicals

N/A

1,055

Reserves

63

839

Media-Videos/DVDs

390

146

Ebooks

netlibrary 1,577
Ebrary 3,196

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

2,806

1,397

Phone

DL 68
Residential:  568

432

Email

DL 76

Residential 34

123

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

69

97

Residential

101

 

 

 Website (library only) Visits: 66,477; Subscription database searches (total): 445,462; Total electronic visits to  The Thomas J. Garland Library: 511,939.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 7 Knoxville to Greeneville, 10; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 307; Books by Mail: 16.

 

 

Comments: 

 

Information literacy/library use sessions: Library use and Information Literacy instruction continued to hold a prominent place in library service during 0809. A total of 267 sessions (11.3%  increase) were provided, including a 13.5% jump in number to 101 on the residential campus. That is not only a new high Greeneville total number but represents a major boost in quality, as all were conducted in direct collaboration with teaching faculty.

 

Circulation/Reference: In a further demonstration of the growing popularity and acceptance of the format,  more  electronic books (4,773) were circulated than print (4,104). There were 5,504 reference transactions (in person, phone, e-mail) this school year (a 22.12% increase over 0708). These are all welcome gains, especially in the area of reference.

 

Interlibrary loans: In 0809, 340 items were traded between campuses, mailed, or obtained from other libraries. This figures represents a decline of 14 titles from 0708 caused by one less intra campus exchange and two faculty scholars not borrowing as many titles as they had a year earlier.

 

Physical use: A total of 61,881 people physically employed the two non-museum libraries of Tusculum College this school year.  Greeneville facility traffic increased by 8,664 (29%).

 

Electronic visits: Electronic visits to the Garland Library during the 0809 reporting period again passed the half million mark: 511,939. Some benchmark perspective. According to State of Tennessee figures released in April 09, Tusculum College made more use (438,802 visits) of the Tennessee Electronic Library in calendar year 2008 than any other academic institution.  Among public institutions, the University of Tennessee (K) was second with 241, 701 visits, while among privates, Freed-Hardeman University was just behind TC with 421,584, followed by the University of Memphis with 208,457.  TEL (known here as Infotrac I) includes two of TC’s most important databases,  Academic OneFile and General Business File ASAP.

 

 

 


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