Vol. XVII, no. 2 THE LIBRARY AT TUSCULUM COLLEGE October 2006

 

Hours: The Greeneville campus is now open until 11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.  Friday hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday, we operate from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and on Sunday we open at 2 p.m. Any changes to these regular library operating hours, and  other activities, are posted on the library front door and on its  website http://library.tusculum.edu.

 

It has been our practice to close earlier during block break periods. This first semester we are  running an experimental later closing time during block breaks. Information on those times has been and will be communicated prior to the breaks. If turnout and usage justifies the expenditure and adjustment in the schedules of the limited staffing available, the experiment will be made permanent.

 

New Book/Videos: The cataloging and acquisition department remains extremely active. Many faculty requests from both campuses have been ordered and the majority have been received and have been or are being cataloged. Faculty are invited to track  recommendations via the online catalog, which is updated daily. FYI, any titles listed as “in processing” are in the Technical Services office (Greeneville) or with Mary (Knoxville), but are not quite ready to go on the shelf. Faculty needing such items before the catalog shows them as “available” may request them of Mary, Carolyn Parker (ex. 5262), or Kathy Hipps (ex. 5123).

 

New Books/Videos List: A new materials  list is usually  posted  monthly showing items cataloged into the collection. This month’s list, covering both September and October, will be posted at the end of October.

 

Orientation/Instructional Sessions:  Faculty, both Traditional and Professional Studies, are encouraged to request general class library orientations or subject-specific library use instructional sessions from the library faculty. Contact points are Anne Reever, Professional Studies Northeast (ex.5801); Mary Halliburton, Professional Studies Southeast (ex. 5016); and Charles Tunstall/Kathy Hipps (ex.5124/5123), Traditional program. Jack Smith (ex. 5260) is also available for Traditional sessions if needed.  These sessions, on the Greeneville campus, are scheduled in the library’s  Information Literacy Room.  A significant number of sessions have already been booked for Block I and we hope more will be desired.

 

Information Team: To provide additional services to Residential faculty, the library administration has formed a new Information Team. Working in equal partnership, Prof. Charles Tunstall (ex. 5124) and Coordinator of Special Projects Mrs. Hipps (ex. 5123) are available to address any instructional or other information requirement, idea, or concern. Faculty should feel free to contact either of these people. By allocating additional staff time and expertise to the information process, we hope to be able to assist faculty in meeting the information need of students.

 

Book Displays:

 

  A collection of titles representing books banned in various U.S. communities is at the Circulation Desk for all to review .  Ms. Jennifer Wilcox spearheaded development of this display in conjunction with national Banned Books Week.

 

  A display of reference books on Folklore adorns the top of the lower shelves in the Information Commons. Mr. Tunstall has prepared bibliographies on a number of reference books in our collection and these are available to anyone upon request. Some are available in a pamphlet rack on the Reference desk.

 

Other Staff News:

 

Library Faculty Attend ACA Summit And Make a Presentation:

 

   Jack Smith, Anne Reever, Mary Halliburton, Charles Tunstall, Marsha Griffith, and Kathy Hipps represented The Library @ Tusculum College at the ACA Summit held at Abingdon, VA October 5-7. On the afternoon of the first day, Smith, Reever, and Halliburton offered a talk, “Beyond the Walls: Library Services and Instruction for Off Campus Students.”  For those of you who missed it, we offer this abstract:

 

Two hundred years ago, our education missionaries traveled over unpaved roads and trails with saddlebags of books in order to deliver knowledge to students of all ages in remote locations throughout Appalachia. Today, many academic libraries continue this tradition but use a variety of delivery methods more sophisticated than the mule and wagon. Their purpose remained the same as those pioneers: delivering information and instruction in searching, retrieving and evaluating information to gain knowledge. Tusculum College has successfully developed a program of library services and instruction for students in its Graduate and Professional Studies program and also for its off campus residential commuter students. These are tailored to meet the particular needs and challenges of this population and include flexible scheduling to accommodate work and family responsibilities, learning opportunities in a variety of formats and delivery systems, hands on practical application of skills learned, and collaboration of support across campus departments and disciplines.

 

Statistics:

 

Catching our statistics up to date….

 
Use Statistics (July 2006): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

670

2,200

Days Open

20

23

Average Daily Attendance

33.5

96.52

Circulation

 

 

Books

69

245

Periodicals

0

27

Reserves

9

24

Videos

21

7

Ebooks

netlibrary 134
Ebrary 99

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

57

97

Phone

DE  5
Residential:  19

42

Email

DE 5

Residential 13

6

TOTAL

99

145

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

3

19

Residential

1

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 3,832; Subscription database searches (total): 15,430; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 19,262.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 0 Knoxville to Greeneville, 0;Greeneville to Gray, 0; Greeneville to Morristown, 0;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 15; via ARIEL from other libraries for both campuses, 0. Books by Mail: 0.

 

Use Statistics (August 2006): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

2,283

2,920

Days Open

25

27

Average Daily Attendance

91.32

108.15

Circulation

 

 

Books

318

324

Periodicals

0

53

Reserves

8

28

Videos

28

21

Ebooks

netlibrary 323
Ebrary 201

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

205

119

Phone

DE  6
Residential:  35

53

Email

DE 7

Residential 8

13

TOTAL

261

185

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

5

20

Residential

13

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 6,036; Subscription database searches (total): 33,662; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 39,698.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 2 Knoxville to Greeneville, 0;Greeneville to Gray, 0; Greeneville to Morristown, 0;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 58; via ARIEL from other libraries for both campuses, 0. Books by Mail: 0.

 

 
Use Statistics (September 2006): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

3,559

2,779

Days Open

29

23

Average Daily Attendance

122.72

120.83

Circulation

 

 

Books

328

149

Periodicals

0

85

Reserves

149

15

Videos

34

27

Ebooks

netlibrary 373
Ebrary 287

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

516

119

Phone

DE  5
Residential:  77

60

Email

DE 10

 

Residential 11

27

TOTAL

231

265

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

5

15

Residential

16

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 7,008; Subscription database searches (total): 42,160; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 49,168.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 0 Knoxville to Greeneville, 0;Greeneville to Gray, 0; Greeneville to Morristown, 0;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 50; via ARIEL from other libraries for both campuses, 0. Books by Mail: 3.

 


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