Vol. XVIII, no. 3 THE LIBRARY AT TUSCULUM COLLEGE Jan.-Feb. 2008

 

Happy New Year!

 

As this is our first newsletter of 2008, the entire library staff takes this opportunity to wish each of you and your families a Happy New Year.

 

 Library Hours:

Changes  were made to the Greeneville Campus Library operating hours for the through the 2007-2008 Winter Holiday Break.   In an effort to better serve the Graduate and Professional Studies Student and Faculty populations during the Residential College block and winter breaks,  the TC Library Greeneville campus extended its weekly evening hours during these periods from closing at 6:00 p.m. to closing at 8:00 p.m Monday - Thursday. 

 

These extended hours began November 5 and were  evident January 12, 2008.  During this experiment,  GPS student, staff and faculty use of the library facility was tracked from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m, M-Th and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. During this period, a total of 15 people took advantage of the additional hours.

 

This experiment will continue for the remainder of the school year. Extended library facility open hours during fall-spring 08-09 will be determined based on actual usage by GPS students, staff and faculty during the remainder of this year. 

 

As is the case with all visitors, the library staff  looks forward to assisting  GPS students and faculty employing the library facility during these extended break hours. We appreciate any constructive feedback that you would like to provide to us as we continually strive to improve the library resources and services available to the entire TC community.

    

Unless otherwise indicated, library hours will be observed as stated on the Library News page of the Library Website:  http://library.tusculum.edu

 

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.

 

Spring Semester  Block Break and Holiday Hours

 

Martin Luther King Holiday
Saturday, January 19, 2008  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 20, 2008  CLOSED
Monday, January 21, 2008  CLOSED
Regular Semester Hours Resume Tuesday January 22 ,2008

BLOCK 5 BREAK

Thursday, February 7, 2008  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, February 8, 2008  8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 9, 2008  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 10, 2008  CLOSED

Regular Semester Hours Resume  Monday, February 11, 2008

BLOCK 6 END AND SPRING BREAK

Wednesday, March 5, 2008    8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 6, 2008    8:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 7, 2008    8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday March 8, 2008    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 9, 2008 CLOSED

Monday, March 10, 2008    8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008    8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008    8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday,  March 13, 2008 - Sunday, March 16, 2008   CLOSED
Regular Semester Hours Resume Monday, March 17, 2008

EASTER HOLIDAY BREAK

Thursday, March 20, 2008, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, March 21, 2008  CLOSED
Saturday, March 22, 2008  CLOSED
Sunday, March 23, 2008  CLOSED

Regular Semester Hours Resume Monday, March 24, 2008

BLOCK 7 END

Thursday, April 10, 2008    8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday,  April 11, 2008         8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 12, 2008     9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday,  April 13, 2008  CLOSED

Regular Semester Hours Resume Monday, April 14, 2008

BLOCK 8 END and SEMESTER BREAK

Wednesday, May 7, 2008   8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 8, 2008         8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 9 ,2008             8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday May 10, 2008  CLOSED COMMENCEMENT
Sunday, May 11, 2008  CLOSED

 

 

 

New Books and Videos:

 

The latest New Books and videos list for the Greeneville campus  has been posted on the library website. A total of 324 new works were added to main campus collection in October-December 2007. We have also posted the Knoxville  New Books and videos. During the same period,  323 new works were added to the branch’s shelves.

 

 

New Book Requests 2008-2009:

 

  It is time for faculty, if they have not already started, 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 be continuously developed at the departmental level. The same suggestion also applies to electronic subscription source recommendations. In the process, it may be helpful to review the library’s selection policy http://library.tusculum.edu/selectionpolicy.htm

 

  In late January 2008, schools and independent divisions will receive the annual request packets for distribution to their instructors.

 

New Database:

 

Through the generosity of the PBS flagship station WGBH, a new database has been made available to libraries. Open Vault http://openvault.wgbh.org provides access to unique and historically important content produced by the Boston facility for individual and classroom learning. Included are video excerpts and searchable transcripts. Subjects include Science and Technology; the Arts; Business; Education; Humanities; and Social Sciences.   This link will soon be available on the Research Databases page of the library website.

 

 

Brown Bag Lunches:

 

 On September 5, the library and IT staff inaugurated  a series of Brown Bag Lunches to share resources with faculty and staff. First semester programming included an introduction to the new ACA shared catalog system, Millenium;  introduction of a cognitive mapping tool – Inspiration; a review of research databases; a look at employing free e-books/links in historical research as centered on the TC bell; an introduction to the classroom integration of ARTSTOR and JSTOR; a tool-specific look at Sakai; a review of new survey tools; and two sessions on the integration of Information Literacy and Instructional Technology into courses.

 

This series will continue during the spring semester beginning in February. Look for announcements in your e-mail. If any reader has suggestions for topics to be addressed, please contact either Jack Smith or Theresa Swann.

 

Tidbits from Tunstall:

 

Reference Librarian Charles Tunstall recommends the following website

 

Bible Gateway provides many English and non-English language translations of the Bible. The source is recommended for all employing this basic work, including students in Hebrew and Christian Traditions. The tool is one of many posted on the Library Links Page under the heading Philosophy and Religion  http://library.tusculum.edu/librarylinks.htm

 

Faculty/Staff News:

 

Osborne participates in Hobbie Center Retreat

 

Anne Reever Osborne attended the first Hobbie Center sponsored Colloquium Retreat along with 8 other TC faculty, board members, and alumni at Roan Mountain Bed and Breakfast  January 11th and 12th.    The book The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan was read and discussed around the theme of Heroism: Persistence of the Human Spirit.   Anne found the discussion lively and intellectually stimulating.   All involved found the retreat to be enriching and thought provoking with many ideas discussed  that could be used to enrich various courses using aspects of the theme.  Several centered around the environment and human behavior.   

  

Smith Authors Magazine Article:

 

Library Director Jack Smith’s article “Le Roy Fitch Meets the Devil’s Disciple: The Battle of Bell’s Mills, Tennessee, December 4-6, 1864” appeared in the December-January  issue of North South Magazine, currently available on newsstands worldwide. This is the first article ever published concerning the contests near Nashville between Fitch’s gunboats and land cannon under Vanderbilt University founder Rev. David C. Kelley (Gen. N. B. Forrest’s aide and chaplain).

 

Statistics:

 

 In every number of the Reel & Page published through the school year, we provide our most recent usage statistics (lag time is usually one month). Comparison figures between the current school year and that preceding are published in either the April issue or a special May issue.  The 2006-07 comparison is in the May special edition, found at

http://library.tusculum.edu/archivesrnp/reelnpagemay2007.htm.

 

 
Use Statistics (November 2007): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

2795

2755

Days Open

24

22

Average Daily Attendance

116.45

125.23

Circulation

 

 

Books

444

147

Periodicals

0

68

Reserves

35

106

Media (Videos/DVDs)

72

8

Ebooks

netlibrary 182
Ebrary 343

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

78

206

Phone

DE  1
Residential:  21

85

Email

DE 7

Residential 2

9

TOTAL

109

300

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

5

11

Residential

14

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 8,868; Subscription database searches (total): 52,008; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 60,876.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 1 Knoxville to Greeneville, 0; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 61;. Books by Mail: 0.

  

Use Statistics (December 2007): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

2,169

1,500

Days Open

17

14

Average Daily Attendance

127.58

132.56

Circulation

 

 

Books

349

160

Periodicals

0

37

Reserves

88

25

Media (Videos/DVDs)

29

17

Ebooks

netlibrary 118
Ebrary 138

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

42

110

Phone

DE  5
Residential:  17

51

Email

DE 3

Residential 2

4

TOTAL

69

165

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

3

6

Residential

1

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 1,500; Subscription database searches (total): 25,459; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 26,959.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 1 Knoxville to Greeneville, 0; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 90; Books by Mail: 0. 

 


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