Vol. XIX, no. 1 THE THOMAS J. GARLAND LIBRARY  Sept.-Oct.  2008

 

Welcome!

This is the 19th year of publication for this bi-monthly newsletter. On behalf of the entire library staff  (Jack, Anne, Charles, Mary, Carolyn, Marsha, Kathy, Elaine, and Jonathan), readers old and new and regardless of location are invited to join us in person or online as Tusculum College continues another exciting school year.
 

 Library Hours:

The Greeneville campus is open from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.  Friday hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  On Saturday, Greeneville campus operates from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and on Sunday we open at 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

At the Knoxville regional Center,  regular hours are:

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday  CLOSED

Any changes to these library regular  hours, and  other activities, are posted on the library website http://library.tusculum.edu.

 

IL Growth:

The Information Literacy program in support of the Residential College is rapidly approaching in terms of volume and effectiveness that in place for GPS since 2003. During the first three weeks of the fall semester alone (latest figures available at this writing), Mrs. Hipps and Mr. Tunstall, our Residential Information Team, presented 26 class sessions in the Greeneville Federal Bank Information Literacy Room.

 

School textbook exhibit: 

In August-September, the Thomas J. Garland Library once again hosted the Tennessee Dept. of Education public school textbook review collection. Teachers from county schools were able to view the titles under consideration for adoption in the areas of science, home economics, and mathematics.  An open reception for area teachers will be held on Thursday, September 25, 2008 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Garland Library.  The TC community is invited especially all Education faculty  and student education majors.

 

New databases:

 A number of new on line databases are now available including reference titles from Credo Reference and Gale Virtual Reference. Nearly 400 often multi-volume works are available, including such titles as: Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology , 2v,  2008;  Encyclopedia of Language and Education , 2nd ed.,  10v,  2008; and Encyclopedia of Political Communication , 2v,  2008. Links to several other databases, available to citizens through the Tennessee Electronic Library, have also been added.

  

ACA directors:

Jack Smith  will participate in the inaugural meeting of  ACA Library Directors Council held at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon on September 18-19.

 

ACA Summit:

Anne Reever Osborne and Kathy Hipps  will join with faculty member Rhonda Fawbush Smith in presenting the paper Making It REAL (Realistic Expectations of Achievement & Learning): Integrating Information Literacy Objectives with Program Goals at the ACA Summit, held at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon on October 17.

 

To the Writing Center:

Charles Tunstall and Kathy Hipps have teamed up with the Tutoring Center and the English Department to offer writing/research assistance to Tusculum  students at the Writing Center, located in Room 308 in Virginia Hall.

 

Two cool (free) links:

 

Courtesy of TENNSHARE, we note these links of value to citizens of all ages:

 

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities. Provided by GPO.

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/

American President: An Online Reference Resource
A comprehensive collection of material about the Presidents of the United States and the history of the presidency. This web site features essays about the President's life before, during, and after each presidential term. It additionally provides information about the First Lady and cabinet officials of each administration. A collection of essays on the President at Work delves into the function, responsibilities, and organization of the modern presidency and traces the history and evolution of presidential duties.  From the University of Virginia.
  (Pres. Andrew Johnson)   http://millercenter.org/academic/americanpresident

 

Staff notes:

 

During the month of May, Library Asst. Director for Distance Learning, Anne Reever Osborne was a member of the cast of the Tennessee Premiere of The Dixie Swim Club written by Asheville based playwrights, Jones, Hope,  and Wooten (Dearly Beloved, Christmas Belles)  at the  Jonesborough Repertory Theatre.  Most of the performances were sold out by the beginning of the third weekend.   

 

Information Literacy Librarian Kathy Hipps and her husband Roger welcomed a new granddaughter, Crystal Marie Hipps, born on June 9. Steven and Priscella, Kathy’s son and daughter-in-law, are the proud parents.

 

Members of the Greeneville library staff joined with others from around campus in assisting with registration on the Thursday before fall classes began. Everyone enjoyed meeting the new students and members of their families.

 

Jack Smith presented his Civil War talk on “Andrew Johnson and the Gunboat Navy: Logistics, Guerrillas, and the Succor of Nashville, 1862-1864” in several regional venues during the summer.

  

Statistics:

 

 In every number of the Reel & Page published through the school year, we will provide our most recent usage statistics (lag time 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 2007-08 comparison is in the May special edition, found at

http://library.tusculum.edu/archivesrnp/reelnpagemayextra2008.htm  

 
Use Statistics (June 2008): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

1,382

2,531

Days Open

21

29

Average Daily Attendance

65.81

87.28

Circulation

 

 

Books

85

294

Periodicals

na

111

Reserves

8

44

Media

32

1

Ebooks

netlibrary 148
Ebrary 116

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

132

179

Phone

DE  4
Residential:  47

69

Email

DE 3

Residential 8

17

TOTAL

194

265

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

4

8

Residential

1

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 3,921; Subscription database searches (total): 35,486; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 39,407.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 0; Knoxville to Greeneville, 1;Greeneville to Gray, 0; Greeneville to Morristown, 0;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 20;. Books by Mail: 0.

  

Use Statistics (July 2008): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

1,013

2,036

Days Open

21

20

Average Daily Attendance

48.24

101.80

Circulation

 

 

Books

75

532

Periodicals

na

98

Reserves

0

95

Media

12

5

Ebooks

netlibrary 69
Ebrary 73

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

125

133

Phone

DE  7
Residential:  34

45

Email

DE 1

Residential 9

11

TOTAL

176

189

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

1

10

Residential

0

 


Website (library only) Visits: 4,702; Subscription database searches (total): 31,492; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 36,194.

 
Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 2 Knoxville to Greeneville, 2;Greeneville to Gray, 0; Greeneville to Morristown, 0;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 5; Books by Mail: 0.

  

Acquisitions:  Print/DVD:

During the period June 30, 2007 through September 1, 2008, the Thomas J. Garland Library in Greeneville and Knoxville was able to add over 3,000 new print and DVD titles to its collections, the most ever in a single year during the entire history of the College.

 

Acquisitions: E-books: Working with the ACA,  during the same 2007-2008 period, an additional 11,298 e-book titles became available to TC students. The Tusculum e-book collection, available to members of our community wherever they are, now exceeds 120,000 titles. 

 


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