Vol. XXI, no. 3 THE THOMAS J. GARLAND LIBRARY Jan-March 2011

 

 

April showers bring May flowers. But so long as they don’t  bring more snow, cold, or closings like we’ve had this winter, we all rejoice!

 

Library Hours:

 

Greeneville Campus Spring 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.

Knoxville Regional Center Regular Hours

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

Upcoming Holidays and Breaks

Block 7 Break (Greeneville)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 8:00a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 8, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 9 ,2011 9:00 a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Sunday, April 10, 2011  CLOSED

Easter Holiday

Friday, April 22, 2011  CLOSED Good Friday
Saturday - Sunday  April 23-24, 2011  CLOSED Easter

 


News and Updates

 

New Book/DVD Recommendations 2011:

 

  Faculty wishing to recommend new titles for the 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. Amazon (and not its affiliate retailers) is the library’s vendor. Funds remain at this writing.Thanks in advance for your response. 

 

New Books (Print and Electronic):

 

A “New Books List,” detailing print book and DVD titles added to the collections of Garland Library, Greeneville and Knoxville, has been posted  http://library.tusculum.edu/newtitlesGreenevilleFall2010.htm. Additionally, 722 new e-books have been cataloged into the shared NetLibrary ebook Collection. These titles may be accessed through the Millennium electronic catalog, the e-books link in the Research Databases section of the Library website,  or via the NetLibrary home page.

 

Hand-held Devices Report:

 

  A survey, conducted on behalf of the Garland Library and the Instructional Support Committee, by Mr. B. J. Roberts, has recently been completed. If you would like to know what  faculty completing the survey had to say re: possible or current curricular use of hand-held devices (e.g., Kindle, I-Pad), please request a copy from Mr. Roberts.

 


PROGRAMMING: Upcoming

 

March

 

Malta Exhibit and Reception:

 

A Photographic Exhibit, "Malta's Magnificent Megalithic Monuments," is on exhibit in the Garland Library lobby during February-March.  A reception to honor the exhibit and H.E. Mark Miceli, Malta's Ambassador to the United States and High Commissioner to Canada and the Bahamas, will be held in the lobby Sunday, March 27th from 3-5 p.m.

 

April

 

 
image courtesy of Amy Saxonmeyer and Marsha Griffith

 

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  at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 15th.

 

Easter Service  

 

An Easter Communion Chapel Service in the Garland Library Lobby on Wednesday, April 20th at 11:30 a.m. Readings and hymns will be offered.

 


 

 

PROGRAMMING: Past

 

Fall Semester Events:

 

 October:

 Photo: Courtesy College Communications

 

Haints and Boogers: Part 2: Elmer’s Revenge

 

For the second year, members of the library staff presented 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 Thursday evening, October 29 at 6 p.m. Stories concerning paranormal activities on campus and  in the surrounding community were explored for the 160 people in attendance.  This year’s “Part 2: Elmer’s Revenge,” also included tales from the home states of three staff folks not born in Tennessee.  Refreshments followed.

 

November:

 

 

 

Children’s Story Hour 1:Members of  the Garland library staff and Bonner leaders presented a 2nd annual  children’s story hour  program in the library on Thursday, November 18 from 6-7 p.m.  The event was free and open to all Tusculum College family members  ages 8 and under.  Approximately 25  TC faculty, staff and students brought their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc. (about 20) for a fun night of stories, crafts and refreshments. A variety of photos from the event have been posted on the library website < http://library.tusculum.edu/garlandlibrarystoryhour11182010.htm>.

 

 

December:

 

 

Lessons and Carols For an hour on the morning of December 8, the lobby of Garland Library was the scene for the annual Christmas tradition, the festival of Lessons and Carols.  Readings and carols were offered under the direction of Mark Stokes, Director of Religious Life, Church and Community Relations.

 

Spring Semester Events:

 

 January:

 

 

 

  UFOs and Extraterrestrial Life  A program examining this phenomenon  was presented by Reference Library Charles Tunstall in Rm. 206 on January 20.  Tunstall examined encounters and other aspects of the topic in an illustrated lecture entitled “UFOs: Past and Present.”  Much interest and many questions were entertained at the conclusion of the presentation.

 

 
 Copyright and Illegal Downloading Workshop 
This workshop was presented in coordination with the faculty Instructional Support Committee on January 28, 2011, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Hurley Room. Reservations for the limited seating were  taken by the committee chair, Prof. Will Lewis and attendance filled the room.  Presentations were made by Will Lewis, Jack Smith, Anne Osborne, BJ Roberts, and Allan Archer.  There is discussion regarding a similar presentation at the Knoxville campus in late March or early April.  Funding is provided by a FELR grant from the ACA Central Library.

 

February:

 

 Children's Story Hour 2 was presented Thursday, February 10.   According to Kathy Hipps, information literacy librarian, the hour began with the making of “bear puppets” under the supervision of Bonner students Mara Rutherford and Shealy Bigach.  Then, Ms. Bigach treated the children with a reading of the book, A Pocket for Corduroy, by Don Freeman.  The evening ended with bear themed snacks designed by Ms. Rutherford and Carolyn Parker, technical services coordinator. 

 

 

 


photo courtesy of findmeacure.com

 

 

 

Melanoma Awareness Forum With students by now preparing once more to enjoy the sun, the Library and Athletic Training Department offered an important awareness forum in Chalmers on Thursday February 28 at 6 p.m. Facilitated by the Cancer Registry of Laughlin Hospital, the illustrated forum, built around talks presented by noted Greeneville physicians Dr. Lawrence Reid and Steven Flohr, provided faculty, students and all members of the Tusculum Community with the latest information regarding melanoma, the dread and potentially fatal disease.  In excess of 200 were in attendance.


Resource Highlights: 

 

March Display

 

In honor of Women's History Month,  a display of titles relative to the topic has been set up in the Information Commons.  As a departure from our regular practice, these titles are from the circulating collection and may be checked out.  Additional titles will be found on the 3rd floor, Shelf No. 24b.

 

Free e-books:

 

Check out 17 Websites to Download Free eBooks.  You won’t find many best sellers here, but the various sites focus on classics, computer/technical/scientific texts, and self-published fiction in various formats.  http://www.smashingapps.com/2010/05/18/17-websites-you-should-bookmark-to-download-free-ebooks.html

 

Ever wonder where all the free e-books come from that are available on Kindle, Nook, or IPad?  Many of them are hosted by the Digital Book Index, which you can also access on your PC, Mac, or laptop. Over 160,000 are available—and Garland Library does not count them among its total—in a variety of disciplines http://97.107.129.173/about.htm.

 

 Citation guide:

 

EasyBib helps students properly cite research sources.  Examples of MLA, APA, and Chicago style are freely available.  Students can also enter citation elements (title, date, author, etc.) and have them formatted into MLA style for free. APA and Chicago style formatting require a subscription.  http://www.easybib.com/

 


 Library Services:

 

Faculty/Staff Lounge:

 

A faculty/staff lounge (Room 319), dedicated to that purpose during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, remains set aside from the suite of study rooms on the second floor of the Greeneville library.  The room may also be booked for committee meetings.

 

Coffee in Tech Services:

 

 When visiting in the Greeneville library (8-5 weekdays), faculty and staff are invited to drop by the Technical Services office where a coffee pot is maintained. We hope as many folks who have time will swing by for a cup.  


Library Staff News:

  

Assistant Library Director for Distance Learning,  Anne Reever Osborne will attend the Association of College and Research Libraries Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania March 30-April 2.

 

Library Director Jack Smith will attend the ACA Library Directors semi-annual meeting at Cumberlands University on April 7-8.

 

Smith’s article “Interdicting the Mississippi,”  was published in.the  March 2011 issue of North & South, the magazine of the Civil War Society. The piece describes the Civil War activities of Col. Colton Greene, one of the postwar founders of the Memphis Public Library.

 


Use Statistics:

 

  We are a bit behind with our statistics, but here is what we have since last November.

 

 Use Statistics (November 2010): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

4,305

1,868

Days Open

24

22

Average Daily Attendance

179.38

84.91

Circulation

 

 

Books

187

78

Periodicals

na

2

Reserves

9

33

Media

56

23

Ebooks

netlibrary 119
Ebrary 301

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

19

94

Phone

DE  6
Residential:  37

27

Email

DE 0

Residential 7

7

TOTAL

69

128

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

7

9

Residential

8

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 6,014; Subscription database searches (total): 74,030; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 80,044.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 0;  Knoxville to Greeneville, 2; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 1; Books by mail,0.

 

 

Use Statistics (December 2010): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

2,597

1,073

Days Open

15

15

Average Daily Attendance

173.13

71.53

Circulation

 

 

Books

130

14

Periodicals

na

0

Reserves

0

18

Media

14

6

Ebooks

netlibrary 145
Ebrary 292

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

151

66

Phone

DE  2
Residential:  7

20

Email

DE 1

Residential 1

7

TOTAL

162

93

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

3

5

Residential

2

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 3,223; Subscription database searches (total): 60,486; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 63,709.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 1;  Via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 7; Books by mail, 0.

  

Use Statistics (January 2011): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

3,271

1,585

Days Open

23

22

Average Daily Attendance

142.22

72.05

Circulation

 

 

Books

209

72

Periodicals

na

0

Reserves

0

22

Media

66

14

Ebooks

netlibrary 168
Ebrary 114

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

221

64

Phone

DE  4
Residential:  30

28

Email

DE 4

Residential 2

13

TOTAL

259

105

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

14

11

Residential

7

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 4,134; Subscription database searches (total): 48,893; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 53,027.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 0;  Via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 12; Books by mail, 0.

 

Use Statistics (February 2011): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

4,018

2,111

Days Open

26

24

Average Daily Attendance

154.54

87.96

Circulation

 

 

Books

129

77

Periodicals

na

12

Reserves

1

98

Media

26

6

Ebooks

netlibrary 224
Ebrary 376

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

166

91

Phone

DE  3
Residential:  41

35

Email

DE 3

Residential 1

10

TOTAL

214

136

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

6

14

Residential

3

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 5,499; Subscription database searches (total): 56,813; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 62,312.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Knoxville to Greeneville, 1; Greeneville to Knoxville, 0;  Via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 14; Books by mail, 2.