Vol. XXI, no. 1 THE THOMAS J. GARLAND LIBRARY  Sept.-Oct.  2010

 

Welcome:

 

This is the 21th 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, regular hours are: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday  CLOSED

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

 

 

Library Online Orientation:

 

The library  offers an  online orientation resource 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.   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”. 

 

  

New Book/DVD Recommendations 2010-2011:

 

  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 may be sent to the library director jsmith@tusculum.edu by e-mail (with complete pricing and bibliographic information) or sent online employing the form located on the library’s home page < http://library.tusculum.edu/facpurchaserecommend.html>. Occasionally, faculty will be sent lists of possible titles for acquisition seeking input or support. Thanks in advance for early response. 

 

New Database:

 

  Our latest new database, European Views of the Americas,  has been added to the EBSCOHOST section of the library’s online research database page http://library.tusculum.edu/researchdata.htm.

"EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this free  resource from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750, the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery. The original bibliography was co-developed by John Alden and Dennis Landis, Curator of European Books at The John Carter Brown Library. The John Carter Brown Library, founded in 1846 is a foremost repository of rare books and materials and is a center for advanced research in history and the humanities."

Free Databases:

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

 

MedlinePlus < http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/>  has a new look! The entire site has been redesigned with a new layout and color scheme.  Some highlights of the new design are:

 

Indeed.com is a job search site that searches various job websites, newspapers, and corporate sites.  Users can create an account to save searches or create alerts.  http://www.indeed.com/

 

Free e-books:

 

Check out 17 Websites to Download Free eBooks.  You won’t find many best sellers here, but the various sites focus on classics, computer/technical/scientific texts, and self-published fiction in various formats.  http://www.smashingapps.com/2010/05/18/17-websites-you-should-bookmark-to-download-free-ebooks.html

 

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/

 

Reference Display:

 

Charles Tunstall has set up a display of reference books on the short shelves in the Information Commons that he calls "Spotlight on  Nature."  These are mainly field guides to shrubs, trees, etc.

 

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:

 

How Did You Spend Your Summer?

 

The short answer: Miserably. Due to a failed chiller, the Library had no AC  from the end of May through July. Temperatures became so unbearable that, between July 1 and 29, the staff operated from the 24/7 computer lab in Niswonger. Reference and circulation services were maintained.

 

It may now be recorded in Tusculum histories that:

 

The gym/multipurpose building (Carnegie 1910) became the library (1927);  the library returned to the gym/multipurpose building (Niswonger 2003) before returning to a new library (Garland 2005). In 2010, the library (or at least its functions) returned briefly to the gym/multipurpose building (Niswonger) before returning to the library. Hence library and athletic facilities at TC have been more closely intertwined physically than at most colleges. 

 

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 area of mathematics. A closing reception was held on September 23 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  16-17. He continues to serve as a member of that body’s Administrative Issues Committee.

 

Upcoming Fall Semester Programming Events:

 

 October:

 

Haints and Boogers:

 

 

For the second year, members of the library staff will present the program “Haints and Boogers:  Ghosts and Spirits at Tusculum College and in Upper East Tennessee” in the Library’s Information Commons (reference room) on Thursday evening, October 28 at 6 p.m. Stories concerning paranormal activities on campus and  in the surrounding community will be explored. ”  This year’s “Part 2: Elmer’s Revenge,” will also include tales from the home states of three staff folks not born in Tennessee.  Everyone is welcome, Arts & Lecture credit will be given,  and participants will be encouraged to join in. 

 

November:

 

Children’s Story Hour 1:

 

 

Come  join the Garland library staff and Bonner leaders for a children’s story hour in the library on Thursday, November 18 from 6-7 p.m.  The event is free and open to all Tusculum College family members  ages 8 and under.   TC faculty, staff and students are encouraged to bring your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc. for a fun night of stories, crafts and refreshments.    Please R.S.V.P to Mrs. Hipps at ext. 5123 by Monday, November 15. 

 

December:

 

Lessons and Carols:

 

 

 

 

The festively-decorated lobby of Garland Library will once more be the scene for our annual Christmas tradition, the festival of Lessons and Carols. Look for details on date and time in our next number.

 

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 2009-10 comparison is in the May 2010 special edition, found at < http://library.tusculum.edu/archivesrnp/reelnpageMayl2010.htm>.

 

 

 Use Statistics (May 2010): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

1,712

1,844

Days Open

22

23

Average Daily Attendance

77.82

80.17

Circulation

 

 

Books

150

103

Periodicals

na

21

Reserves

0

8

Media

29

5

Ebooks

netlibrary 131
Ebrary 169

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

45

73

Phone

DE  5
Residential:  48

31

Email

DE 0

Residential 2

10

TOTAL

100

114

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

11

10

Residential

0

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 4,977; Subscription database searches (total): 52,500; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 57,477.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 4;  Knoxville to Greeneville, 2; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 29; Books by mail,1.

 

 

Use Statistics (June 2010): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

1,074

2,164

Days Open

18

26

Average Daily Attendance

59.67

82.23

Circulation

 

 

Books

52

86

Periodicals

na

33

Reserves

1

24

Media

12

8

Ebooks

netlibrary 119
Ebrary 108

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

23

99

Phone

DE  1
Residential:  23

41

Email

DE 7

Residential 2

11

TOTAL

56

151

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

11

6

Residential

0

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 4,000; Subscription database searches (total): 31,867; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 35,867.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 1;  Knoxville to Greeneville, 1; Via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 38; Books by mail, 0.

  

 

Use Statistics (July 2010): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

50

1,831

Days Open

20*

21

Average Daily Attendance

2.5

87.19

Circulation

 

 

Books

60

75

Periodicals

na

5

Reserves

2

30

Media

16

5

Ebooks

netlibrary 72
Ebrary 114

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

22

82

Phone

DE  0
Residential:  35

38

Email

DE 0

Residential 6

11

TOTAL

63

131

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

7

7

Residential

0

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 1,877; Subscription database searches (total): 35,753; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 37,630.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 30; Books by mail, 0.

 

 *All but 2 days spent in 24/7 computer lab, Niswonger 

 

 Use Statistics (August 2010): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

3,580

2,355

Days Open

21

26

Average Daily Attendance

170.48

90.58

Circulation

 

 

Books

174

84

Periodicals

na

9

Reserves

0

129

Media

50

4

Ebooks

netlibrary 102
Ebrary 225

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

232

114

Phone

DE  2
Residential:  34

17

Email

DE 5

Residential 5

7

TOTAL

278

138

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

6

6

Residential

17

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 2,634; Subscription database searches (total): 74,183; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 76,817.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 3; Knoxville to Greeneville, 3;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 39; Books by mail, 0.

  

 


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