Vol. XVI, no. 3 THE LIBRARY AT TUSCULUM COLLEGE January-February 2006

 

 

Happy New Year!:

 

Though we will have been back a couple of weeks when you read this, the library staff wants to wish every member of the Tusculum College community a happy and prosperous 2006. May all our resolutions be kept.

 

Acquisitions:

 

The forms annually sent to Schools for the creation of new books to be purchased over the summer will be sent out shortly. If faculty are reading this before their chairs have contacted them, please be thinking of new book and video/DVD titles you would like the library to add. We appreciate the good work everyone has done with this in the past and know the recommendations will be equally well chosen this year.

 

Wireless in the library:

 

We are occasionally asked about our wireless network by students and other patrons bringing in their own laptops.. Right now, the best place for using a wireless connection here is in the Information Commons.  Users must choose “Reference” when asked by their laptop as to which wireless connection to employ. It is anticipated that wireless connectivity will be enhanced in the future.

 

Newcomen Society publications:

 

The library has a large number of addresses from the Newcomen Society.  These addresses cover the history of corporations, charitable organizations,  museums, and

Educational institutions.  These will prove helpful to students in Business, Management, Education, Museum Studies, and a number of other disciplines.  An index has been created and will be found at the circulation desk and at the reference desk as well as on the library website.

  

 

Library staff honored:

 

In a brief December 16th ceremony in the library seminar room, President Henry presented the library staff with a certificate of appreciation authorized by the Board of Trustees at its October meeting. The document, which will be on public display in the library once it is framed, complemented the employees for their service and good humor during the long hours involved in more than three years of library renovation.

 

 

 

 

 

In Rehearsal:         

 

Anne Reever, Asst. Library Director for Distance Learning, is currently one of a fine local cast in rehearsal for the musical The Secret Garden based on the award winning children’s book of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett.  Performances will be located at Greeneville's Historic Capitol Theater Friday & Saturday, March 3, 4, 10, 11, 2006 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday March 5 & 12, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Since joining us in 2002, Anne has appeared in a number of area productions, including several with the Morristown Theatre Guild.  For ticket information please call the Capitol Theater at  (423) 638-7712.

 

Globe trotters:

 

Distance Learning Librarian SE and Knoxville Library Administrator Mary Halliburton and English Prof. Edie Wagner have just returned from a week-long visit to Japan. I bet they have many tales to tell and are eager to share them. 歓迎された家 [Welcome home].

 

 Publishes Baseball Bibliography:  

 

Last spring, it was announced that Jack Smith was publishing a multi-volume guide to the literature of baseball since its beginning. The four-volume work The Baseball Bibliography was published by McFarland & Co. over the Christmas holidays. Since 1969, Tusculum’s librarian has published 77 volumes of history and bibliography.

 

 

 

Statistics:

 

Catching our statistics up to date….

 

Use Statistics (October 2005): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

3,398

3,010

Days Open

30

26

Average Daily Attendance

113.27

115.77

Circulation

 

 

Books

172

118

Periodicals

0

82

Reserves

194

49

Videos

26

13

Ebooks

netlibrary 26
Ebrary 189

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

156

205

Phone

DE  10
Residential:  27

59

Email

DE 13

Residential 7

13

TOTAL

213

277

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

3

12

Residential

6

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 6,984; Subscription database searches (total): 28,295; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 35,279.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 1 Knoxville to Greeneville, 0;Greeneville to Gray, 0; Greeneville to Morristown, 1;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 16; via ARIEL from other libraries for both campuses, 0. Books by Mail: 1.

 

Use Statistics (November 2005): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

2,978

2,822

Days Open

22

21

Average Daily Attendance

135.36

134.38

Circulation

 

 

Books

192

82

Periodicals

0

77

Reserves

118

42

Videos

26

13

Ebooks

netlibrary 108
Ebrary 174

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

161

254

Phone

DE  2
Residential:  29

62

Email

DE 4

Residential 10

25

TOTAL

206

341

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

5

7

Residential

4

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 6,873; Subscription database searches (total): 21,751; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 28,624.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 3 Knoxville to Greeneville, 0;Greeneville to Gray, 0; Greeneville to Morristown, 0;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 12; via ARIEL from other libraries for both campuses, 0. Books by Mail: 1.

 

Use Statistics (December 2005): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

1,507

1,412

Days Open

14

12

Average Daily Attendance

107.64

117.67

Circulation

 

 

Books

64

36

Periodicals

0

64

Reserves

105

64

Videos

14

14

Ebooks

netlibrary 136
Ebrary 61

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

29

105

Phone

DE  4
Residential:  6

32

Email

DE 2

Residential 6

5

TOTAL

213

277

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

1

3

Residential

0

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 3,612; Subscription database searches (total): 11,277; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 14,889.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 6 Knoxville to Greeneville, 0;Greeneville to Gray, 0; Greeneville to Morristown, 0;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 0; via ARIEL from other libraries for both campuses, 4. Books by Mail: 0.

 

Use Statistics (YTD August-December 2005): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

15,188

15,379

Days Open

112

119

Average Daily Attendance

135.61

129.24

Circulation

 

 

Books

814

537

Periodicals

0

489

Reserves

825

271

Videos

124

84

Ebooks

netlibrary 883
Ebrary 818

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

1,118

1,234

Phone

DE  28
Residential:  126

330

Email

DE 31

Residential 43

148

TOTAL

1,346

1,712

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

24

60

Residential

31

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 6,984; Subscription database searches (total): 28,295; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 35,279.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 10 Knoxville to Greeneville, 0;Greeneville to Gray, 3; Greeneville to Morristown, 1;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 69; via ARIEL from other libraries for both campuses, 0. Books by Mail: 2.

 

 


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