Happy Holidays!


The entire library staff wishes each of you and your families the most wonderful of holidays and a happy new year.


Holiday Hours:

Greeneville Campus
  BLOCK 4 Break and Christmas Holiday
Wednesday, December 13, 2006  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 14, 2006 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, December 15, 2006 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 16, 2006 CLOSED COMMENCEMENT
Sunday, December 17, 2006  CLOSED
Monday, December 18, 2006  8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Tuesday,  December 19, 2006 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - Tuesday, January 2, 2007  

Knoxville Branch
Friday, December 15, 2006 - Tuesday,  January 2, 2007

Greeneville and Knoxville Libraries Reopen Wednesday, January 3, 2007  8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. or as posted

Books and taxes:


Dec. 15 is the last day this year to donate gift books. We appreciate all that come in. Please be sure to attach or enclose a listing with any donations.


New book list:


The December 2006 New Book List is due shortly and may be posted by the time you have this newsletter. An e-mail notice will also be sent out.


New Book Requests 2007-2008:


  It is not too early for faculty to begin consideration of materials they may wish to see added to TL@TC collections next year. It is recommended that wish lists of print materials students can circulate from the library on either campus to complete assignments be continuously developed at the departmental level. The same suggestion also applies to electronic source recommendations.


  In January 2007, schools and independent divisions will receive the annual request packets for distribution to their instructors.


New Online Research Resource Available:


The Library at Tusculum College is pleased to announce the addition of two new online resources to its Research DatabasesAnnual Review of Psychology and Annual Review of Sociology.    These resources, which may be very familiar to faculty are also found in print in the Reference Section of the Greeneville campus library.  According to its description “Annual Reviews provides researchers, professors, and scientific professionals with a definitive academic resource in 32 scientific disciplines. Annual Reviews saves you time by synthesizing the vast amount of primary research literature and identifying the principal contributions in your field. Editorial committees comprised of the most distinguished scholars in the discipline select all topics for review, and the articles are written by authors who are recognized experts in the field.” 


The library highly recommends investigation and use of these resources in Psychology and Sociology to faculty and students alike in all disciplines as they begin their research.  Topics in Psychology range from:  presidential leadership to music perception, decision making to biological and genetic processes in development (autism) and intergroup relations (teams).  Topics in Sociology range from institutions and cultures like religious fundamentalism to topics in urban and rural community sociology like the qualitative sociology of poverty.


New Online Request Form Available:


An ERIC document  (ED) request form is available to any students or faculty who are off campus and would like to have an Education document copied and sent to them that was located on the ERIC database.  A nominal copy fee of 10 cents per page can be paid after receipt of the document.   


Lesson and Carols:


The annual holiday service, Lessons and Carols, will be held in the library lobby Wednesday, Dec 6, 11:15 am.  Refreshments will follow.



Holiday and festival book display:


Assembled by Reference Librarian Charles Tunstall, a new display of reference books about holidays and festivals graces the tops of the lower shelves  in the Information Commons.


  Mary far far away:


For the second time, Knoxville Library Administrator and DL Librarian Southeast Mary Halliburton is making the trip of a life-time. On December 19, she departs for Shanghai and adventures there and in other Chinese locations further inland. We wish her a fantastic and safe trip. Maybe we’ll have some tales or photos for the next issue of Reel n’ Page.


Two Anniversaries of Note:


1.  Internet and TC Library:


10 years ago in the fall of 1996, the Internet was introduced on our campus. The Library @ TC was among the first major participants, introducing our initial online catalog. Here is a blurb on that service from Vol. 7 (October 1996) of Reel & Page:



 Any one any where any time may now find out via the World Wide Web what books, videos, and other items are in our catalog since 1990 (and also in so far as our retrospective conversion is completed). In the near future, we will be joining this effort with those of Greeneville-Greene County Public Library and Walters State Community College. You may now access our catalog via the TC home page or at http://tusculum.library.net.” ---October 1996



From the perspective of 10 years, we can note that all of our books contain records in the online catalog (the retrospective conversion of records was completed in 2000) including electronic books. However, our catalog standalone address is now http://www.youseemore.com/Tusculum/.


The library did not have a home page in 1996, but does now http://library.tusculum.edu through which the catalog and a host of other services can be accessed. While we still have close working relationships with both the Greeneville-Greene County Public Library and Walters State Community College, we did not, despite some preliminary discussions, physically integrate our catalogs.


2. Jack Smith becomes professional librarian


40 years ago, Library Director Jack Smith became a professional librarian. Since 1966, the library profession has gone from typewriters and card catalogs to computers and the Internet. Smith has adjusted to it all, serving as a library director since 1971. Along the way, he has occasionally been a classroom teacher as well as a library director. Once in another school, he served a four-year stint as both an academic program chairman (aviation) and LD. He has also written library reports for and  made adjustments after  five North Central or SACS accreditation evaluations, soon to be six. In the process, he has lost most of his hair, but gained a few pounds and a snowy white beard that serve him well this time of year.




As an experiment, we have indicated growth (+) or decline (-) in each category below compared to the same period in 2005. Please let us know if this is helpful to you. If it is, we will continue. No response suggests it is not. 


Use Statistics (October 2006): 




 Physical Use



In House Patrons

3,708 (+310 over 2005)

3,417 (+407)

Days Open

30 (0)

26 (0)

Average Daily Attendance







337 (+165)

537 (+419)





219 (+25)

75 (+26)


20 (-3)

3 (-10)


netlibrary 311 (+285)
Ebrary 313 (+124)

 G-K e-bks combined




In House

418 (+262)

141 (-64)


DE  5 (-5)
Residential:  73 (+46)

66 (+7)


DE 9 (-4)

Residential 7 (0)

22 (+9)


512 (+299)

229 (-64)

Library Instruction Sessions




2 (-1)

19 (+7)


3 (0)



 Website (library only) Visits: 5,252 (-1,732); Subscription database searches (total): 44,437 (+16,142); Total electronic visits to  The Library @ Tusculum College: 49,689 (+14,410).


 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 0 (-1) Knoxville to Greeneville, 1 (+1);Greeneville to Gray, 0 (0); Greeneville to Morristown, 0 (-1);  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 12 (-4); Books by Mail: 1 (0).



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