THOMAS J. GARLAND LIBRARY    

 

 

 

 

Vol. XXIII, no. 1 THE THOMAS J. GARLAND LIBRARY Fall  2012

Welcome:  

This is the 23rd year of publication for this 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.

 

 About our Masthead:

 Your editor is occasionally asked why we have maintained the “Reel n’ Page” masthead and name for our newsletter these past many years and have not moved to some new computer-generated, full-color identity. The reason is tradition. Our logo was drawn specifically for this library publication by the distinguished Appalachian artist John Bond.  We will keep it at least a while longer.

 

Library Hours: 

 

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.

*Schedule may change without notice.  Please call 423-636-7320 to confirm open hours.

Knoxville Regional Center

Regular Hours*

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 Saturday    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Sunday& Closed

*Schedule may change without notice. Please call 865-693-1177 ext. 5035 to confirm hours.

 

Greeneville Campus  Fall 2012 Block Break and Holiday Hours

Block 2 and Fall Break

Wednesday, Oct. 10 2012  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 12, 2012  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012  closed
Monday, Oct. 15, 2012  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Regular Semester Hours Resume Oct. 17, 2012

Block 3 Break

Friday, November 9, 2012 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov.11, 2012  closed
Monday,Tuesday, Nov. 12-13, 2012  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Regular Semester Hours Resume Nov. 14, 2012

 

Thanksgiving Holiday

Wednesday Nov. 21 - Sunday Nov. 25, 2012  CLOSED

Regular Semester Hours Resume Nov.  26, 2012

Block 4 and Christmas Holiday Break

Wednesday, Dec.12, 2012  8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 14, 2012  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Dec. 15, 2012  Closed Commencement
Sunday, Dec.16, 2012  Closed
Monday-Wednesday Dec. 17-19, 2012  8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 20, 2012 - Wednesday, January 2, 2013  CLOSED Christmas Holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Book/DVD Recommendations 2012-2013:

 

Faculty wishing to recommend new titles for the print circulating collections of the Greeneville or Knoxville libraries may do so at any time. In order that they might be entered into the institutional approval process, suggestions may be sent to the library director jsmith@tusculum.edu by e-mail (with complete pricing and bibliographic information) or sent online employing the form located on the library’s home page < http://library.tusculum.edu/facpurchaserecommend.html>. Occasionally, faculty will be sent lists of possible titles for acquisition seeking input or support. We rely on faculty to make all recommendations and additional participation would be helpful. Thanks in advance for joining in.

 

Library Hopping:

 

The Thomas J. Garland Library on the Greeneville campus was very busy during the first two blocks. Daily average attendance for August was 172.  In September, our average daily attendance was over 211.  September attendance for last year was 172.  The Residential College conducted 25 information literacy sessions July-

September, while GPS (including Knoxville) conducted 23.  We also experienced a record number of class visits (def: Class comes to utilize the facility but does not receive IL instruction).  From July to September, we recorded  24 visits as compared with 10 for the same period in 2011.

 

 

Special Programming:

 

The Special Programming calendar of the Thomas J. Garland has been  launched in a third season.  A number of events will be hosted at the main campus facility and we hope there will be wide attendance by people from the Tusculum and Greeneville communities.  Several programs are under development, but events on the calendar to date include:

 

 

Fall Semester Programming Events:

 

September:

 

The Thomas J. Garland Library at Tusculum College hosted the annual display of textbooks under consideration for adoption for the upcoming year by local schools. The display was sponsored by the Tennessee Textbook Commission. The public was  invited to stop by the library during regular operating hours to review the items and make recommendations.  A concluding reception was held from 3:00-5:00p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

 

October:

 

Haints and Boogers: Part 4: Elmer is Here!

 

 

2010 Haints and Boogers. Photo Courtesy College Communications

 

For the fourth year, members of the library staff will present the program “Haints and Boogers:  Ghosts and Spirits at Tusculum College and in Upper East Tennessee” in the Library’s Information Commons (reference room) on Tuesday evening, October 30 at 6 p.m. Stories concerning paranormal activities on campus and  in the surrounding community will be explored. Refreshments will  follow as the librarians are already busy cooking up  ghoulish grub for snacking

 

 

November:

 

Children’s Story Hour 1

 

 

Members of  the Garland library staff will present a 4th annual  children’s story hour  program in the library on Thursday, November 29 from 6-7 p.m.  The event will, as in the past, be free and open to all Tusculum College family members  ages 8 and under.   A variety of photos from past programs have been posted on the library website http://library.tusculum.edu/librarynews.htm

 

 

December:

 

Lessons and Carols:

 

 

 

 For an hour on an upcoming December morning, the lobby of Garland Library will be  the scene for the annual Christmas tradition, the festival of Lessons and Carols.  Readings and carols will be offered under the direction of Mark Stokes, Director of Religious Life, Church and Community Relations. 

 

Spring Programming Events:

 

The spring special events programming schedule remains a work in progress. So far, we anticipate these presentations.

 

 

January:

 

 

  Classical Guitar Recital.  A program of classical guitar music will be presented by Reference Library Charles Tunstall and noted guitar artist and instruction in January .  Watch for the time.

 

 

 

February:

 

 

 

Children's Story Hour 2 will be presented in February. Readings and project will again be a highlight, along with refreshments.  

 

March

 

  

 

 

Route 66. A fresh program by the sweet sounds of Route 66 will  be presented in the Garland Library lobby by Marsha Griffith and Amy Saxonmeyer .  The entire community anticipates this annual musical treat. 

 

 

April

 

Cookin’ the Books

 

In a new departure, the library will hold a contest during the month for the best baked desert dish prepared by a student, a faculty/staff member, and any  member of the Greene County community (professional and amateur) wishing to participate. Tasting by attendees and voting for the three category winners will occur in the library at a yummy date to be determined.  Watch for further news after Christmas.

 

Festive Entrance:

 

We would like to thank Christie Norris-Bowling for employing her creative talents to make the wreaths and also for her help decorating the library entrance for Homecoming 2012. We appreciate Roger and Kathy Hipps donating the hay.

 

 

Alumni in the House:

 

The Alumni Memorial Service and the Alumni Association meeting both took place in the library lobby on Saturday morning, September 29.  There were approx. 80 people in attendance for each event.

 

Little Patrons and (Hopefully) Future Students:

 

Over 100 students from Camp Creek Elementary School will tour the Greeneville campus library over fall break.  This trip is a reward for students who participated in the school’s reading program.

 

ACA Activities

 

Jack Smith, director of Tusculum College's Thomas J. Garland Library, participated in the annual meeting of  ACA Library Directors Council held in Johnson City on September  13-14. He continues to serve as a member of that body’s Collection Development  Committee. 

 

Anne  Reever Osborne, Asst. library director for distance learning, will be attending the ACA Summit October 11-12, 2012 in Knoxville.  A member of the ACA Bowen Central Library User Education Committee, she will be facilitating a round table discussion as part of the Library Discipline Forum.  The topic of discussion will be “Current and Future Uses of Academic Library Spaces.” 

 

Monthly Statistics:  

 In every number of the Reel & Page published through the school year, we will provide our most recent usage statistics, occasionally catching up for months unavailable  (lag time for the latest 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 2011-12 comparison is in the May 2012 special edition, found at http://library.tusculum.edu/archivesrnp/reelnpageMayextra2012.htm  .

 

 Use Statistics (July 2012): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

926

1,670

Days Open

21

24

Average Daily Attendance

44.10

69.58

Circulation

 

 

Books

102

21

Periodicals

na

0

Reserves

0

10

Media

19

17

Ebooks

netlibrary 786
Ebrary 126

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

111

114

Phone

DE  3
Residential:  31

37

Email

DE 1

Residential 1

14

TOTAL

147

165

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

3

7

Residential

1

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 2,508; Subscription database searches (total): 14,121; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 16,629. Inhouse computer logins by community patrons (Greeneville campus): 18

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 1;  Knoxville to Greeneville, 0; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 10; Books by mail,0.

 

 

 

 Use Statistics (August 2012): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

4,313

1,795

Days Open

25

27

Average Daily Attendance

172.52

66.48

Circulation

 

 

Books

133

25

Periodicals

na

0

Reserves

0

32

Media

24

24

Ebooks

netlibrary 565
Ebrary 164

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

246

134

Phone

DE  8
Residential:  55

32

Email

DE 5

Residential 25

14

TOTAL

339

180

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

13

12

Residential

19

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 3,321; Subscription database searches (total): 18,509; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 54,438. Inhouse computer logins by community patrons (Greeneville campus): 26.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

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

 

 

 Use Statistics (September 2012): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

6,147

1,651

Days Open

29

25

Average Daily Attendance

211.97

66.04

Circulation

 

 

Books

145

2

Periodicals

na

8

Reserves

5

23

Media

28

13

Ebooks

netlibrary 1,062
Ebrary 232

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

218

143

Phone

DE  0
Residential:  30

35

Email

DE 2

Residential 0

17

TOTAL

250

195

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

7

14

Residential

5

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 4,020; Subscription database searches (total): 57,122; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 58,458. Inhouse computer logins by community patrons (Greeneville campus): 40.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

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

 

 

     


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