THOMAS J. GARLAND LIBRARY    

 

 

 

 

Vol. XXIII, no. 3 THE THOMAS J. GARLAND LIBRARY  Spring 2013

 

 

BEST WISHES FOR SPRING  2013   

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                     9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Sunday                                              Closed

 

Greeneville Campus Breaks

Block 7 Break
Thursday, April 11, 2013 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 12, 2013 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 2013 CLOSED

Regular semester hours resume Monday, April 15, 2013

Block 8 Break and End of Spring Semester
Wednesday, May 8, 2013  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 9, 2013 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 10, 2013  8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 2013  Closed Commencement
Sunday, May 12, 2013  Closed

Summer hours begin Monday, May 13, 2013


New Book/DVD Recommendations 2012-2013:

 

 Faculty wishing to recommend new titles for the print 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. We rely on faculty to make all recommendations and additional participation would be helpful. Thanks in advance for joining in.

 


 

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING:

 

The third season of Special Programming calendar of the Thomas J. Garland was launched in the fall.  A number of events  were hosted at the main campus facility and we hope there will be excited continuing participation in the last 2nd semester event  that  remains:.

 

APRIL  Garland Library Edible Books Festival: Cookin’ the Books

 

 

The Thomas J. Garland Library's 1st annual Edible Books Festival is coming to Tusculum College on Monday, April 15. While a new departure for Garland, the Edible Books Festival has been celebrated all across the country for several years. The original edible books festival began "as an international celebration of the ingestion of culture and a way to concretely share a book." according to the festival website.

 

Tusculum students, faculty, staff and their immediate family members are invited to enter the festival which requires them to create an edible representation of a book or literary character. All entries must be made entirely of edible materials. Entries will be judged in the following categories:

 

Most Book-like

Funniest/Punniest

Most Creative

Overall Favorite

 

Entries with the most votes in the first three categories will receive a $10 gift card and the overall favorite will win a $15 gift card.

 

A variety of ideas can be found with an "edible book festival" internet search. You may drop off entries in the library from 8-10 a.m. on April 15. Entries will be on display for college community voting from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The winners will be announces and entries will be eaten on Tuesday, April 16, starting at 11:45 a.m.

 

For more information, please contact Kathy Hipps (ext. 5123), Carolyn Parker (ext.5262), or Jack Smith (ext.5260) in the library. Here’s an example, what can you do:

 

 

 

 


 

Earlier public programming events of 2012-2013  received wide attendance from people in  the Tusculum and Greeneville communities.  These included:

 

September:

 

Texbook Display

 

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 Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

 

October: 

Haints and Boogers: Part 4: Elmer is Here! 

 

For the fourth year, members of the library staff presented 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 Tuesday evening, October 30 at 6 p.m. Stories that rainy and blustery night concerned paranormal activities on campus and  in the surrounding community. Refreshments followed, provided by the librarians  who cooked up  ghoulish grub for snacking.

  

November: 

Children’s Story Hour 1:

 

The cats were on the prowl on the Tusculum College campus  on Thursday November 29, 6-7 p.m.,  as the Thomas J. Garland Library hosted its Fall story hour.   Ten children and sixteen of their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and library staff enjoyed the book, “Kitten’s First Full Moon,” written by popular children’s author Kevin Henkes.  After  the children had their faces painted like furry felines, the story was read by Tusculum student, Kallie Smith, who also played a fun game of kitten says with the  cool  “cats.”   There was also craft making, laughter and yummy snacks. A variety of photos from the program have been posted on the library website < http://library.tusculum.edu/garlandlibrarystoryhour112012.htm >.

 

December:

 

Lessons and Carols:

 

The lobby of Thomas J. Garland Library was  the scene for the annual Christmas tradition, the festival of Lessons and Carols, on Wednesday morning, December 5, beginning at 11:30 a.m..  Readings and carols were 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  was presented by Reference and Instructional Librarian  Charles Tunstall, our noted guitar artist and instructional library.  Refreshments followed the Thursday, January 31 performance, which began at 6 p.m, and brought out a capacity crowd for the lobby seating.

 

  

February: 

 

Children's Story Hour 2:

 

On Tuesday, February 26, four Tusculum College football players led an action packed story hour in the Garland Library for 12 children of the Pioneer family.  The evening began with the kids getting their pictures made while trying on the genuine football helmet of TC quarterback Bo Cordell.  Bo then read the book, “Dino- Football” by children’s author, Lisa Wheeler, while teammates Wes Powell, David Davis, and Brian Alexander, demonstrated famous football moves such as “the dinosaur shuffle” and the “the touchdown boogie.”  After the story, the children made football wind socks from tin cans, and were treated to tailgating food by the library staff.  This was a wonderful experience that the children will not soon forget.   A special thank you to  Bo, Wes, David and Brian. Here are some PHOTOS.

  

March

 

Holy Week Service:

 

The Tusculum College Chapel Holy Week Communion Service was held on Wednesday, March 27, 11:45 a.m., in the Lobby of Garland Library. Readings and hymns were offered under the direction of Mark Stokes, Director of Religious Life, Church and Community Relations. 

 


 

Staff News:

 

Assistant Library Director for Distance Learning, Anne Osborne will be in Indianapolis for  the Association of College and Research Libraries National Conference

April 9-13, 2013. There she will facilitate a roundtable discussion entitled "Out of the Dead Zone:  Library Space Revitalized." The trip is partially funded by a Spring 2013

 ACA Bowen Central Library Professional Development grant as well as faculty development funds awarded by the Teaching and Professional Growth Committee.

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Osborne and Information Literacy Librarian Kathy Hipps, will attend the ACA Bowen Central Library Staff Professional Development Day conference at Carson-Newman University on May 16-17, 2013.  There they will present a report on their experience learning and applying ethnographic research methods to student use of library and information services at a November 2010 workshop in Salt Lake City.   The workshop was sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Services (CLIR)  and the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC).

 

Library Director Jack Smith spoke before the Greeneville Exchange Club on January 15 at Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He will also present at venues in Louisiana and Illinois during the summer.

 


E-Book Publishing

 

  Ever wonder how a Tusculum College community member could publish their own e-book, similar to the titles in the library’s e-book collections?  Advice is now freely available from E-Junkie.Info, a blog for small business and e-commerce.  Here is a link to their page which explains the process and how to obtain a free e-book on how to create e-books http://www.e-junkie.info/2012/11/publishing-your-first-ebook-free-ebook.html.

 


Monthly Statistics:

 

 In every number of the Reel & Page published through the school year, we 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 2011-12 comparison is in the May 2012 special edition, found at http://library.tusculum.edu/archivesrnp/reelnpageMayextra2012.htm 

  

 Use Statistics (December 2012): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

2252

924

Days Open

17

15

Average Daily Attendance

132.47

61.60

Circulation

 

 

Books

101

5

Periodicals

na

2

Reserves

0

24

Media

0

2

Ebooks

netlibrary 970
Ebrary 131

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

182

51

Phone

DE  0
Residential:  19

16

Email

DE 1

Residential 0

3

TOTAL

217

70

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

3

4

Residential

3

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 3,010; Subscription database searches (total): 55,121; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 58,131. Inhouse computer logins by community patrons (Greeneville campus): 15

 

Interlibrary Loans:

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

 

 

 

 Use Statistics (January  2013): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

2,657

1,421

Days Open

20

19

Average Daily Attendance

132.85

74.79

Circulation

 

 

Books

221

45

Periodicals

na

9

Reserves

0

27

Media

0

2

Ebooks

netlibrary 970
Ebrary 284

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

315

100

Phone

DE  3
Residential:  29

32

Email

DE 4

Residential 1

15

TOTAL

351

147

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

7

10

Residential

7

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 3,010; Subscription database searches (total): 60,567; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 63,577. Inhouse computer logins by community patrons (Greeneville campus): 15.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 0;  Knoxville to Greeneville, 1; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 9; Books by mail,0.

 

 

 Use Statistics (February  2013): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

4,558

1,691

Days Open

27

24

Average Daily Attendance

168.81

70.46

Circulation

 

 

Books

210

9

Periodicals

na

3

Reserves

0

13

Media

18

0

Ebooks

netlibrary 1,383
Ebrary 178

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

452

111

Phone

DE  4
Residential:  54

31

Email

DE 10

Residential 4

9

TOTAL

524

151

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

3

12

Residential

7

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 3,708; Subscription database searches (total): 65,377; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 69,085. Inhouse computer logins by community patrons (Greeneville campus): 14.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 6;  Knoxville to Greeneville, 1; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 3; Books by mail,0.

 

 Use Statistics (March  2013): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

4,050

1,521

Days Open

25

24

Average Daily Attendance

162.00

63.38

Circulation

 

 

Books

186

5

Periodicals

na

0

Reserves

0

30

Media

12

4

Ebooks

netlibrary 1,835
Ebrary 98

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

328

93

Phone

DE  2
Residential:  31

23

Email

DE 6

Residential 1

9

TOTAL

368

125

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

4

6

Residential

4

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 3,424; Subscription database searches (total): 65,818; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 69,214. Inhouse computer logins by community patrons (Greeneville campus): 27.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 0;  Knoxville to Greeneville, 5; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 12; Books by mail,0.

     


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