Vol. XXII, no. 2              THOMAS J. GARLAND  LIBRARY              Winter 2011-2012

 

Library Hours: 

 

Greeneville Campus 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - Friday January 6, 2012  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday January 7-8,  2012 Closed

Spring 2012 Semester Hours begin Monday, January 9, 2012

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.

*Schedule may change without notice.  Please call 423-636-7320 to confirm open hours.

Knoxville Regional Center

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - Friday January 6, 2012  9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, January 7-8, 2012 Closed

Regular Hours resume Monday, January 9 ,2012

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

*Schedule may change without notice. Please call 865-693-1177 ext. 5035 to confirm hours.

 

Greeneville Campus
Spring 2012
Block Breaks and Holiday Hours

Martin Luther King Holiday

Monday, January 16, 2012  Closed

Block 5 Break

Thursday February 2, 2012  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, February 3, 2012  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 4, 2012  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 5, 2012  Closed
Monday, February 6, 2012  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Regular Semester Hours resume Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Block 6 and Spring Break

Friday, March 2, 2012  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 3, 2012  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 4, 2012  Closed
Monday-Friday, March 5-March 9, 2012  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday March 10-11, 2012  Closed

Regular Semester Hours resume Monday, March 12, 2012

Block 7 Break and Easter Holiday

Wednesday, April 4, 2012  8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April, 5, 2012  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 6, 2012  Closed Good Friday
Saturday, Sunday April 7-8, 2012  Closed Easter

Regular Semester Hours resume Monday, April 9, 2012

Block 8 Break and End of Spring Term

Wednesday, May 2, 2012  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 3, 2012  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 4, 2012 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday,  May 5, 2012  Closed Commencement
Sunday, May 6, 2012  Closed

 

New Book/DVD Recommendations 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 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. Amazon (and not its affiliate retailers) is the library’s vendor. Thanks in advance for your response. 

 

New Databases AND E-books: 

 

PROJECT MUSE!  

Our latest online acquisition, the scholarly journal database, Project Muse, acquired via the ACA as the direct result of faculty request, has been added to Garland Library’s online research database page: 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.”  

You are invited to visit the Project Muse page and familiarize yourself with the searching features of this significant new addition. The platform is integrated for both e-books and journals; however, at this time, TC subscribes only to its journals.

 

NETLIBRARY COLLECTION X

 

The LYRASIS 10th Shared Collection of NetLibrary eBooks begun in September, has been finished.  The works, as with all NetLibrary e-books, are available on the online research database page  now under EBSCO E-books. , Collection X includes 3,002 titles, bringing the total for the 10 collections to 72, 508 different e-books.  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.

 

 

 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 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 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 Thursday evening, October 27 at 6 p.m. Stories concerning paranormal activities on campus and  in the surrounding community were explored by the 170 people in attendance. Refreshments followed.

 

November:

 

Children’s Story Hour 1:

 

 

Members of  the Garland library staff  presented a 3rd annual  children’s story hour  program in the library on Thursday, November 17 from 6-7 p.m.  The event was, as in the past, 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 the morning of December 7, the lobby of Garland Library was the scene for the annual Christmas tradition, the festival of Lessons and Carols.  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 recital of classical guitar music will be presented by Reference Library Charles Tunstall and noted guitar artist and instruction in the Thomas J. Garland Library lobby on Thursday January 26 at 6 p.m .  Vocals will be offered by a guest artist and refreshments will follow.

 

 

 

February:

 

 

Children's Story Hour 2 will be presented on Tuesday, February 21, at 6 p.m.  Readings and project will again be a highlight, along with refreshments.   Send in your reservations now or watch for a detail repeat in an announcement from  the College Communications office.

 

March

 

The venue of the March programming event will be off the main campus, at Eastman Employee Center/Room 219 on Wilcox Dr. in Kingsport, TN. At 7 p.m. on Monday, March 12, Jack Smith will present the program “USS Carondelet, a Famous Civil War Ironclad in Tennessee” before the spring meeting of the Tri-Cities Civil War Roundtable.  All members of the TC community are invited to attend this library extension event.

 

  

 

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, date and time for which will be announced in our next number. 

 

FREE RESOURCES:

From our friends at TENN-SHARE, we note the availability of this guide to test creation, taken from “A Media Specialist’s Guide to the Internet” blog. The list offers 12 free resources to create quizzes and tests for students, ranging from instructions for the creation of a test with Excel to master-test.net.  http://mediaspecialistsguide.blogspot.com/2011/10/12-waysto-create-quizzes-and-tests-for.html

 

 

STAFF ACTIVITIES:

Anne Reever Osborne published a review of K. Henley’s Breath of Angel in the Fall 2011 issue of Tennessee Libraries. Here is a link: http://tnla.org/associations/5700/files/TLv61n4BookReviews.cfm#henley

 

Jack Smith’s review of the 2nd ed. of  Terry L. Jones’  Historical Dictionary of the Civil War appeared in the December 2011 edition of CHOICE.

  

 Use Statistics (September 2011): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

5,834

2,014

Days Open

29

23

Average Daily Attendance

201.17

87.57

Circulation

 

 

Books

257

47

Periodicals

na

4

Reserves

1

67

Media

66

21

Ebooks

netlibrary 1,928
Ebrary 281

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

282

106

Phone

DE  0
Residential:  55

39

Email

DE 2

Residential 0

10

TOTAL

339

155

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

6

16

Residential

9

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 4,079; Subscription database searches (total): 75,189; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 79,268.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 0;  Knoxville to Greeneville, 1; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 14; Books by mail,2.

 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 2010-11 comparison is in the May 2011 special edition, found at < http://library.tusculum.edu/archivesrnp/reelnpageMayextra2011.htm> .

 

  

 Use Statistics (October 2011): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

5,502

2,112

Days Open

29

26

Average Daily Attendance

189.72

81.23

Circulation

 

 

Books

148

11

Periodicals

na

14

Reserves

5

71

Media

37

1

Ebooks

netlibrary 1,641
Ebrary 163

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

169

117

Phone

DE  1
Residential:  69

44

Email

DE 8

Residential 4

12

TOTAL

250

1473

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

4

8

Residential

2

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 3,853; Subscription database searches (total): 75,191; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 79,044.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 18;  Knoxville to Greeneville, 2; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 1315; Books by mail,0.

 Use Statistics (November 2011): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

4,664

1,847

Days Open

24

22

Average Daily Attendance

194.33

83.95

Circulation

 

 

Books

166

39

Periodicals

na

0

Reserves

0

25

Media

31

2

Ebooks

netlibrary 1,678
Ebrary 443

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

442

83

Phone

DE  3
Residential:  62

32

Email

DE 4

Residential 1

2

TOTAL

512

117

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

4

8

Residential

6

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 3,714; Subscription database searches (total): 71,067; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 74,781.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 0;  Knoxville to Greeneville, 4; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 15; Books by mail,1.  

      


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