Vol. XXII, no. 1 THE THOMAS J. GARLAND LIBRARY Fall  2011

 

                                           

Welcome:

 

This is the 22nd  year of publication for this 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 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: 

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. - 8:00 p.m.
 Friday                             12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 Saturday                            8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Sunday                                                      Closed

Upcoming Greeneville Campus Breaks

Block 2 and Fall Break

Wednesday, October 12, 2011  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 13, 2011  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, October 14, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 15, 2011 Closed
Sunday, October 16, 2011  Closed
Monday, October 17, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Regular Semester Hours Resume Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Block 3 Break

Friday, November 11, 2011  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 12, 2011  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 13, 2011  Closed
Monday, November 14, 2011  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Regular Semester Hours Resume Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Blistering Inaugural:

 

The first days of September saw eight days in which student attendance within the main campus Thomas J. Garland Library facility exceeded 300. Record days were September 6 with 366 users and September 7 with 370 users.  Many of these visits included library orientations to our newest members of the TC community.

 

New Book/DVD Recommendations 2011-2012:

 

  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 recommendation 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 each response. 

 

New Databases AND E-books: 

PROJECT MUSE!!  

Our latest online acquisition, the scholarly journal database, Project Muse, acquired via the ACA, will, as the direct result of faculty request, be added to Garland Library’s online research database page in January 2012 http://library.tusculum.edu/researchdata.htm..Similar in respect to JSTOR, we note from its webpage  http://muse.jhu.edu/about/muse/index.html :

MUSE began in 1993 as a pioneering joint project of the Johns Hopkins University Press and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library (MSEL) at JHU. Grants from the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities allowed MUSE to go live with JHU Press journals in 1995. Journals from other publishers were first incorporated in 2000, with additional publishers joining in each subsequent year. Today, MUSE is still a not-for-profit collaboration between the participating publishers and MSEL, with the goal of disseminating quality scholarship via a sustainable model that meets the needs of both libraries and publishers.”  

While the launch is awaited, you are invited to visit the Project Muse page and familiarize yourself with this significant new addition.

NETLIBRARY COLLECTION X

 

The LYRASIS 10th Shared Collection of NetLibrary eBooks is in full swing, the Garland Library commenced access in mid-September.  The works, as with all NetLibrary e-books, are available on the online research database page  now under EBSCO E-books.  As of now, Collection X includes 1,616 titles, bringing the total for the 10 collections to 71,122 different e-books.  The number of titles will continue to grow  as new titles are added. You should see, for example, additional titles added to the collection in the next two weeks. It is  expected that the collection’s title goal range of 2,500 – 3,000 titles will be reached by winter.  The current title list is available on the LYRASIS website at http://www.lyrasis.org/Products-and-Services/Catalog/N/NetLibrary-eBook-LYRASIS-Shared-Collection-10.aspx.

 

Free Resource:

 

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

 

Government Manual The Government Manual is a central collection point for authentic and vital information on all major agencies. It provides public access to comprehensive and authoritative descriptions of the organizations, programs, and leadership of the Federal government. The Manual also contains useful information about quasi-official agencies, international organizations with U.S. membership, and Federal boards, commissions, and committees. The “Sources of Information” headings list addresses and telephone numbers of each agencyfor employment, Government contracts, publications, films, and other services available to the public. In addition, the Manual contains agency organizational charts, definitions of commonlyused Federal abbreviations and acronyms, and a detailed section on Federal agencies that have been terminated,transferred, or changed in name since March 1933. http://usgovernmentmanual.gov/

 

 

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”. 

 

Hand-held Devices Report:

 

  A survey, conducted on behalf of the Garland Library and the Instructional Support Committee, by Mr. B. J. Roberts, was released last spring. If you would like to know what  faculty completing the survey had to say re: possible or current curricular use of hand-held devices (e.g., Kindle, I-Pad), please click on this link http://library.tusculum.edu/TCFacereadersurvey2011results.pdf. The ISC and Library are considering the possibility of conducting a follow-up survey with enhanced questions. We would appreciate your insight as to whether or not this task might have value and should be undertaken. 

 

 

Special Programming:

 

  The Special Programming calendar of the Thomas J. Garland has been  launched in a third season.  A number of events will be hosted at the main campus facility and we hope there will be wide attendance by people from the Tusculum and Greeneville communities.  Several programs are under development, but events on the calendar to date include:

 

 

Fall Semester Programming Events:

 

September:

 

The Thomas J. Garland Library at Tusculum College hosted the annual display of textbooks under consideration for adoption for the upcoming year by local schools. The display was sponsored by the Tennessee Textbook Commission. The public was  invited to stop by the library during regular operating hours to review the items and make recommendations.  A concluding reception was held from 3:00-5:00p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2011. Over 20 TC faculty, students, and local teachers attended.

 

October:

 

Haints and Boogers: Part 3: Elmer’s Awakening

 

 

2010 Haints and Boogers. Photo Courtesy College Communications

  

For the third 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 27 at 6 p.m. Stories concerning paranormal activities on campus and  in the surrounding community will be explored. Refreshments will  followed.

 

November:

 

Children’s Story Hour 1:

 

Members of  the Garland library staff will present a 3rd annual  children’s story hour  program in the library on Thursday, November 17 from 6-7 p.m.  The event will, as in the past, be free and open to all Tusculum College family members  ages 8 and under.   A variety of photos from past programs have been posted on the library website http://library.tusculum.edu/garlandlibrarystoryhour11182010.htm.

 

 

December:

 

Lessons and Carols:

 

 

For an hour on an upcoming December morning, the lobby of Garland Library will be  the scene for the annual Christmas tradition, the festival of Lessons and Carols.  Readings and carols will be offered under the direction of Mark Stokes, Director of Religious Life, Church and Community Relations. 

 

 

Spring Programming Events:

 

The spring special events programming schedule remains a work in progress. So far, we anticipate these presentations.

 

January:

 

 Classical Guitar Recital.  A program of classical guitar music will be presented by Reference Library Charles Tunstall and noted guitar artist and instructor in January .  Watch for the time.

 

 February:

 

 

 

Children's Story Hour 2 will be presented in February. Readings and project will again be a highlight, along with refreshments.   

 

 

April

 

 

image courtesy of Amy Saxonmeyer and Marsha Griffith

 

Route 66. A fresh program by the sweet sounds of Route 66 will again be presented in the Garland Library lobby by Marsha Griffith and Amy Saxonmeyer .  The entire community anticipates this annual musical treat.  

 

 

Staff Activities:

 

Ladies of the Golden West:

 

Anne Reever Osborne and Kathy Hipps attended a workshop entitled Undergraduate Student Research Behavior September 13- 14. 2011 in Salt Lake City, UT along with 12 other participants from institutions around the United States.   The workshop was hosted by the Council of Library and Information Resources CLIR  and took place on the campus  of Westminster College.   The workshop consisted of lectures and demonstrations by well known anthropologist  Dr. Nancy Fried Foster from the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries.  Many opportunities for discussion and sharing of how students go about doing research for classes were provided as well as ways researchers could learn how students use physical resources ( library spaces, campus buildings, residence hall rooms)  to learn.   During the workshop participants had opportunities to practice anthropological research techniques  by interviewing and gathering data from students who attend Westminster College.  Upon completion of the workshop all participants shared their initial plans on using what they learned to improve on the library services offered at their home institutions.  Ms.  Reever Osborne and Ms Hipps are looking forward to  beginning work on their project in the near future.

 

ACA and No. 84

 

Jack Smith, director of Tusculum College's Thomas J. Garland Library, participated in the annual meeting of  ACA Library Directors Council held in Knoxville on September  15-16. He continues to serve as a member of that body’s Administrative Issues Committee. 

 

He has also authored a new book, "CSS Arkansas: A Confederate Ironclad on the Western Waters." This is the 84th book published by Smith, with his first appearing in 1972.

 

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 2010-11 comparison is in the May 2010 special edition, found at http://library.tusculum.edu/archivesrnp/reelnpageMayextra2011.htm.

 

  

 Use Statistics (July 2011): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

1,201

1,281

Days Open

20

22

Average Daily Attendance

60.05

58.23

Circulation

 

 

Books

6

46

Periodicals

na

2

Reserves

4

40

Media

1

4

Ebooks

netlibrary 317
Ebrary 93

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

73

95

Phone

DE  3
Residential:  18

35

Email

DE 0

Residential 2

13

TOTAL

96

143

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

1

11

Residential

0

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 2,950; Subscription database searches (total): 43,083; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 46,033.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 0;  Knoxville to Greeneville, 2; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 12; Books by mail,2.

 

  

 Use Statistics (August 2011): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

4,074

2,046

Days Open

25

27

Average Daily Attendance

162.96

75.78

Circulation

 

 

Books

222

46

Periodicals

na

3

Reserves

0

32

Media

1

7

Ebooks

netlibrary 638
Ebrary 129

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

310

97

Phone

DE  2
Residential:  65

26

Email

DE 4

Residential 1

18

TOTAL

382

141

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

6

7

Residential

21

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 3,132; Subscription database searches (total): 47,985; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 51,117.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 2;  Knoxville to Greeneville, 0; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 13; Books by mail,1.


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