Vol. XX, no. 1 THE THOMAS J. GARLAND LIBRARY  Sept.-Oct.  2009

 

Welcome:

 

This is the 20th year of publication for this bi-monthly newsletter. On behalf of the entire library staff  (Jack, Anne, Charles, Mary, Carolyn, Marsha, Kathy, Elaine, and Jonathan), readers old and new and regardless of location are invited to join us in person or online as Tusculum College continues another exciting school year.

 

About our Masthead:

 

  Your editor is occasionally asked why we have maintained the “Reel n’ Page” masthead and name for our bimonthly newsletter these past many years and have not moved to some new computer-generated, full-color identity. The reason is tradition. Our logo was drawn specifically for this library publication by the distinguished Appalachian artist John Bond.  We will keep it at least a while longer.

 

Library Hours:

The Greeneville campus is open until 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.  Friday hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday, we operate from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and on Sunday we open at 6 p.m.

At the Knoxville Regional Center library hours are:  Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ; Friday 12 noon – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Sunday CLOSED

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

 

New Library Online Orientation:

 

The library is pleased to announce a new online orientation resource available to all students and faculty.   The Library Online Orientation is a set of interactive modules that assist users in learning basic information on using the library online catalog, the library electronic book collections and its research databases. Additional modules will continue to be developed for use by all TC users.  This first set of modules was created by Jonathan Ballinger, Coordinator for Technical Services at Garland Library Knoxville in partial fulfillment of his Masters of Arts in Adult Education with a concentration in Human Resource Development.   Thank you Jonathan, for all your hard work in developing these excellent student resources.  To access and view the online orientation, choose the Research Guides and Tutorials link on the library homepage and select “Garland Library Online Orientation Modules”. 

 

Record Greeneville attendance:

 

Since school began, Garland Library daily attendance on the Greeneville campus has skyrocketed. A record of 532 visitors was recorded on August 26. Daily August attendance was 165.70.

 

Residential IL Growth:

 

The Information Literacy program in support of the Residential College has now reached, in terms of volume and effectiveness, that in place for GPS since 2003. During Block I (latest figures available at this writing), Mrs. Hipps and Mr. Tunstall, our Residential Information Team, presented 31 class sessions in the Greeneville Federal Bank Information Literacy Room.

 

New Book/DVD Recommendations 2009-2010:

 

  Faculty wishing to recommend new titles for the circulating collections of the Greeneville or Knoxville libraries may do so at any time. In order that they might be entered into the institutional approval process, suggestions need to be sent online employing the form located on the library’s home page: http://library.tusculum.edu/facpurchaserecommend.html.

 

Database trial:

 

Free Trial:  SAGE Reference Online

 

The Handbook Collection hosted on SAGE Reference Online contains 80 authoritative, award–winning, international, and interdisciplinary handbooks across the social sciences. This Collection increases the content on the platform to more than 160 titles while offering enhanced functionality. A 30-day free trial to Sage eReference Encyclopedias and Handbook Collection has been created for faculty review through October 19, 2009.   To begin using the free trial from on campus (Greeneville, Morristown, Knoxville) go to http://sage-ereference.com/  Access to the trial is also available through our Off campus link at the top of the Research Database page through the library website.  Type in the generic TC username and password to begin reviewing this resource.    Please direct any questions to Anne Reever Osborne (ext. 5801).

 

Free Databases:

Our friends at Tenn-Share bring these to our attention:

 

Swine flu:

 

To provide up-to-date news on H1N1, Gale is giving free access to the newly created Swine Flu Portal in Global Issues in Context. Updated daily, this portal offers: an in-depth expert overview; 279 perspectives (editorials) from international publications, such as The London Times and Africa News Service; 191 podcasts; 17,000+ news articles; and a link to the World Health Organization's pandemic alert status.

 

Or, choose “Science & History” and get scientific and historical information about the virus through free access to dozens of eBooks in Gale Virtual Reference LibraryDownload the search widget and get more information here:  http://www.gale.cengage.com/flu/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citation guide:

 

EasyBib helps students properly cite research sources.  Examples of MLA, APA, and Chicago style are freely available.  Students can also enter citation elements (title,

 date, author, etc.) and have them formatted into MLA style for free. APA and Chicago style formatting require a subscription. 
http://www.easybib.com/

 

Faculty/Staff Lounge:

 

A faculty/staff lounge (Room 319), dedicated to that purpose during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, remains set aside from the suite of study rooms on the second floor of the Greeneville library.  The room may also be booked for committee meetings.

 

Coffee in Tech Services:

 

 When visiting in the Greeneville library (8-5 weekdays), faculty and staff are invited to drop by the Technical Services office where a coffee pot is maintained. We hope as many folks who have time will swing by for a cup.  

 

 Past Events:

 

School textbook exhibit: 

 

In August-September, the Thomas J. Garland Library once again hosted the Tennessee Dept. of Education public school textbook review collection. Teachers from county schools were able to view the titles under consideration for adoption in the areas of science, home economics, and mathematics. A closing reception was held on September 22 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the library’s second floor.  Along with Greene County educators and citizenry, the TC community was invited especially all Education faculty  and student education majors.

 

ACA directors meet:

 

Jack Smith participated in the annual meeting of  ACA Library Directors Council held at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon on September 17-18. He continues to serve as a member of that body’s Administrative Issues Committee.

 

Upcoming events:

 

Drop in Baby Shower:

 

In preparation for Baby Boy Osborne’s arrival,  the library is hosting a drop in baby shower on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 from 3-5 p.m. in Room 206 of Garland Library. The entire TC community is invited to attend and wish Anne, Ken and baby well. They are registered at Babies ‘r’ Us:  www.babiesrus.com and the TC Bookstore. 

 

 

 

Ghosts in the library?:

 

Jack Smith and Charles Tunstall will present the program “Haints and Boogers: A Conversation about Local Ghosts, Spirits, and Things That Go Bump in the Night” in the Library’s Information Commons (reference room) on Tuesday evening, October 27 at 6 p.m. Stories concerning paranormal activities on campus, in the surrounding community, and in colleges and libraries in general will be explored.  Everyone is welcome and participants will be encouraged to join in. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wyalusing Bell:

 

  As part of the Homecoming festivities, an illustrated lecture on the history of the McCormick Hall bell will be offered by Jack Smith on Friday, October 30, in Room 206 of the Garland Library at 1:30 p.m. All alumni, students, faculty, and staff are invited to this free event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff news:

 

Anne Osborne on leave Spring 2010:

 

As many of you are aware, Anne and her husband Kennith are expecting their first child, a boy, in early December.  While Anne is away on leave to care for their newborn, Marsha Griffith, Public Services Librarian, has graciously agreed to take on Anne’s library orientation and instruction responsibilities for Graduate and Professional Studies students.  To learn more about Marsha read her bio: http://library.tusculum.edu/staffbios.html

 

If you are a GPS faculty and need to schedule a library orientation or an information literacy session in Greeneville, Morristown, or Gray after November 30, 2009, please contact Marsha at  mgriffith@tusculum.edu or at 423-636-7320 to schedule one with her.  She is looking forward to working with all GPS faculty and students.  

 

Anne’s other responsibilities will be spread out through the staff in her absence.

 

Latest Collection information:

 

The following table illustrates the growth in Thomas J. Garland Library collections over the past five years.

 

THOMAS J. GARLAND LIBRARY COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT, 2004-2009*

 

0405

0506

0607

0708

0809

1)Total Paper Books**

2)Added

3)Withdrawn

37200

 

1916

123

40421

  

3321

100

43167

 

 2896

150

46686

 

 3649

130

48371

 

 2231

93

Electronic books

40771

68900

73037

97210

104257

Current Print

Journal Sub.

266

266

209

209

209

Electronic Journals***

24600

29388

32196

55614D/

22593U

55614D/

22593U

Current Micro-

Form Pubns.****

346

180

42

36

36

Newspapers

15

13

13

13

13

Serial Backfiles

54045

54045

54045

54107

54103

1)Total Video/DVD

2)Added

3)Withdrawn

950

 

50

23

1070

 

130

10

1185

 

141

26

1389

 

210

6

1409

 

20

0

 

*  All figures are for fiscal years, e.g., July 2008-June 2009

**   Figure for print books does not include bound periodicals (serial backfiles). Per usual library practice, this figure not separated out prior to acquisition of automated catalog system in 0405. No bound periodicals added 2004-2009; figure held remains constant at 54,103. If print books (48371) and bound periodicals (54,103) added, total is 102,474.

*** Addition of Serials Solutions journal management tool permits breakdown between Duplicated (D) and Unduplicated (U) numbers of titles held within the various databases.

**** Per usual library practice, microform subscriptions now largely replaced by electronic. Microform titles retained for years prior to beginning of electronic to provide lengthy backfiles.

 

Monthly Statistics:

 

 In every number of the Reel & Page published through the school year, we will provide our most recent usage statistics, occasionally catching up for months unavailable  (lag time for the latest 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 2008-09 comparison is in the May special edition, found at < http://library.tusculum.edu/archivesrnp/reelnpageMayextra2009.htm>.

 

 

 Use Statistics (May 2009): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

2,621

1,680

Days Open

22

23

Average Daily Attendance

119.14

73.04

Circulation

 

 

Books

64

188

Periodicals

na

110

Reserves

3

100

Media

31

11

Ebooks

netlibrary 103
Ebrary 233

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

126

128

Phone

DE  1
Residential:  40

43

Email

DE 5

Residential 1

6

TOTAL

176

177

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

8

12

Residential

0

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 3,861; Subscription database searches (total): 44,235; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 48,096. 

Interlibrary Loans: Greeneville to Knoxville, 0;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 34.

 

Use Statistics (June 2009): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

1,745

1,778

Days Open

22

24

Average Daily Attendance

79.32

74.08

Circulation

 

 

Books

68

259

Periodicals

na

70

Reserves

1

23

Media

28

9

Ebooks

netlibrary 136
Ebrary 204

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

101

153

Phone

DE  1
Residential:  49

46

Email

DE 5

Residential 1

13

TOTAL

157

192

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

0

13

Residential

9

 

Website (library only) Visits: 4,975; Subscription database searches (total): 35,996; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 40,971. Interlibrary Loans: Via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 15; Books by mail, 4.

  

 

Use Statistics (July 2009): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

1,410

1,412

Days Open

22

22

Average Daily Attendance

64.09

64.18

Circulation

 

 

Books

56

201

Periodicals

na

72

Reserves

0

35

Media

21

22

Ebooks

netlibrary 78
Ebrary 265

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

54

111

Phone

DE  4
Residential:  59

37

Email

DE 2

Residential 2

7

TOTAL

121

155

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

0

10

Residential

3

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 3,146; Subscription database searches (total): 40,598; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 43,744. 

Interlibrary Loans:

Knoxville to Greeneville, 2;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 7; Books by mail, 3.

 

  

 

 Use Statistics (August 2009): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

3,811

1,827

Days Open

23

26

Average Daily Attendance

165.70

70.27

Circulation

 

 

Books

152

233

Periodicals

na

112

Reserves

2

170

Media

33

18

Ebooks

netlibrary 120
Ebrary 164

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

301

141

Phone

DE  7
Residential:  80

45

Email

DE 9

Residential 3

6

TOTAL

400

192

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

8

10

Residential

15

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 4,504; Subscription database searches (total): 38,661; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 43,165. 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 1; Knoxville to Greeneville, 2;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 12; Books by mail, 3.

  

 


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