Vol. XVIII, no. 5 THE LIBRARY AT TUSCULUM COLLEGE April-May 2008

 

 

Library Hours:    

Greeneville Campus
Spring Semester
Block Break and Holiday Hours

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

Summer Hours begin May 12, 2008

Monday - Thursday  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday  CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED

Knoxville Regional Center

Regular Hours

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 2:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 Sunday  CLOSED

  

New Book Recommendations 2008-2009:

 

  In late January 2008, schools and independent divisions received the annual request packets for distribution to their instructors. This year’s due date is May 9. As faculty develop their lists, it is strongly recommend that they review current holdings to avoid unwanted duplications. It

may also be helpful to review the library’s selection policy http://library.tusculum.edu/selectionpolicy.htm

 

New Books and Videos:

We are excited to present our January-March 2008 new titles lists for the Greeneville  http://library.tusculum.edu/newbooksvideosgvillejanmarch2008.htm and Knoxville http://library.tusculum.edu/newtitlesKnoxvillJANMARCH2008.htm  campuses. A total of 570 works were added to the Greeneville collection and 180 in Knoxville.

 

Brown Bag Lunches:

The Library and Instructional Technology dept continue to sponsor a Brown Bag Lunch series on Tuesdays from 11: 40 a.m.-12:20 p.m. in Room 206 of the Library.  Bring your lunch and join us - everyone is welcome.

The topics that have been or will be discussed for the remainder of April:

April  8            Anne Reever Osborne, Facilitator, Integration of Library resources into your classes and student use  in assignments.  Focus on Electronic book databases. Roundtable discussion.

April 15          Taimi Olsen SVLN 354 - Service, Technology and Community - how did she pull it off?

April 22          Barth Cox - Google Documents and other online tools - free and easy. You will need to have a Gmail account created before our session to save time. Go to www.google.com, click on the Gmail link, and create your account.

If any reader has suggestions for topics to be addressed next year, please contact either Jack Smith or Theresa Swann.

 Free e-book access:

 One of our two major e-book vendors, ebrary, is making available a collection of works that may be helpful to students or folks in the various disciplines, especially education and the humanities/social sciences. Book reviews and bibliography construction are two items known to be included.

In support of U.S. National Library Week, April 13 to 19, 2008, ebrary is making available for librarians as well as students and faculty complimentary access to its Library Center for one year. 

Subsidized by ebrary, the Library Center includes more than 85 full-text e-books covering topics such as digital library development, general collection development, and the history of libraries and librarianship, as well as illustrated guides from the U.S. Library of Congress.  Contributing publishers include Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Idea Group, Inc., Greenwood Publishing Group, Library of Congress, and MIT Press.

To receive complimentary access, students, faculty, and librarians may register at http://www.responsetrack.net/lnk/surveymonkey849667/?146V20274CF.

  

Mr. Tunstall and Mrs. Hipps at the Writing Center:

  

In collaboration with tutoring colleagues, Mr. Tunstall and Mrs. Hipps are now on duty in the new Writing Center for two hours a week.  Their purpose is to assist students with information-related questions and issues.  They report that business has thus far been slow, but expect it to pick up as papers become due toward the end of the block.

  

Staff News:

 

 

*Jack Smith presented the third public lecture sponsored by The Andrew Johnson Bicentennial Celebration Committee in Chalmers on March 18, 2008. A recap appeared in The Greeneville Sun on April 12.

 

*Smith also attended the Annual Meeting of ACA Library Directors held at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon April 10-11.

 

*Anne Reever Osborne and Marsha Griffith attended the annual meeting of the Tennessee Library Association at Kingsport on April 10-11.

 

 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 (February 2008): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

4,268

2,628

Days Open

27

26

Average Daily Attendance

158.07

101.08

Circulation

 

 

Books

203

164

Periodicals

0

122

Reserves

15

66

Media (Videos/DVDs)

52

16

Ebooks

netlibrary 226
Ebrary 419

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

141

188

Phone

DE  7
Residential:  34

70

Email

DE 4

Residential 1

15

TOTAL

187

273

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

4

11

Residential

11

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 7,565; Subscription database searches (total): 62,486; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 70,051.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 1 Knoxville to Greeneville, 0; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 17;. Books by Mail: 3.

  

Use Statistics (March 2008): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

3,225

2,886

Days Open

23

22

Average Daily Attendance

140.22

131.18

Circulation

 

 

Books

109

303

Periodicals

0

105

Reserves

38

131

Media (Videos/DVDs)

19

5

Ebooks

netlibrary 196
Ebrary 348

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

166

192

Phone

DE  1
Residential:  24

70

Email

DE 2

Residential 3

14

TOTAL

196

276

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

6

12

Residential

3

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 7,900; Subscription database searches (total): 54,481; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 62,381.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 5 Knoxville to Greeneville, 0; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 25; Books by Mail: 2.

 

 


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