Vol. XX, no. 3 THE THOMAS J. GARLAND LIBRARY Jan..-Feb. 2010



Library Hours:

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

Upcoming calendar changes:

Block 6 and Spring Break

Wednesday, Mar 3, 2010  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, Mar. 4, 2010, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Mar. 5, 2010 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 6, 2010 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, Mar. 7, 2010  CLOSED
Monday-Tuesday Mar. 8-9, 2010  8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday-Sunday Mar. 10-14, 2010  CLOSED
Regular Semester Hours resume Monday,  Mar. 15, 2010

Easter Holiday

 Friday, April 2, 2010  CLOSED Good Friday
Saturday, Sunday April 3-4, 2010  CLOSED

Block 7 Break

Thursday, Apr.  8, 2010  8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Apr. 9, 2010  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Apr. 10, 2010  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, Apr. 11, 2010  CLOSED
Regular Semester Hours resume Monday April 12, 2010


At the Knoxville Regional Center library hours are:  Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ; Friday 12 noon - 7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Sunday CLOSED



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



Continued absence:


Anne Reever Osborne, Assistant Library Director for Distance Learning, will continue on maternity leave through the end of March 2010. During that time, Ms. Marsha Griffith, Public Services Librarian, is handling her library orientation and instruction sessions in the Northeast GPS region. Marsha may be reached at mgriffith@tusculum.edu or ext. 5122. She and the remaining members of the library staff have assumed Anne's other responsibilities.



New Book/DVD Recommendations 2010-2011:


It is time for faculty, if they have not already started, to begin consideration of materials they may wish to see added to the Garland Library collections next year. It is recommended that wish lists of print materials students can circulate from the library on either campus be continuously developed at the departmental level. The same suggestion also applies to electronic subscription source recommendations. In the process, it may be helpful to review the library's selection policy http://library.tusculum.edu/selectionpolicy.htm


  In February 2010, schools will receive the annual request packets for distribution to their instructors. The Garland Library appreciates the recommendation expertise of the teaching faculty and will, as funds permit, honor your requests.


Resource Review:


Kindle, Sony PRS, Nook, Distributed databases, Ipad, Youtube, Facebook. What do these and many other systems, sources, and networks have in common? They are new electronic ways of distributing and employing information that did not exist a decade ago.


All of these, and others not named, are having an impact, for better or worse, on the ways in which faculty teach, students learn, and libraries collect information and make it available.


Already, in the area of library acquisitions, we have seen an immense decline in the number of traditional print titles requested. In many instances, the same journal and newspaper titles previously obtained in paper are now available in electronic format. E-books, despite certain drawbacks which Kindle-like applications hope to remedy, also continue to multiply. We hope to receive NetLibrary 9, the latest installment in the popular E-book series, from ACA very soon.


Given this unprecedented shift (highlighted immediately by the growth noted next), the Garland Library will begin a major resource acquisition review in the school year 2010-2011. It will be our goal to engage the faculty in discussions that will help us all better plan over several years for the kinds of library resources Garland Library will need in the decade ahead.



Record Number of Online Visits in a Month:


 As noted in our statistics section below,  electronic visits to the Thomas J. Garland Library in November 2009 exceeded by nearly 8,000 the first time record of 100,000 (103,224) in a month set just in October. The new record is : 110,979. With fewer school days in December, the number declined somewhat for the holiday period, but still exceeded 100,000 (100,315) for the third consecutive month.



Library Online Orientation:



The response has been very positive to the new online orientation resource available to all students and faculty. The Library Online Orientation is a set of interactive modules, created by Jonathan Ballinger, Coordinator for Technical Services at Garland Library Knoxville. It assists users in learning basic information on using the library online catalog, the library electronic book collections and its research databases. To access and view the online orientation, choose the Research Guides and Tutorials link on the library homepage and select "Garland Library Online Orientation Modules".


Copyright Questions:


The library staff receives questions from faculty on occasion regarding issues of copyright. Recently , these have centered around online course preparation.


For some time now, a section of links to the most up-to-date resources on the subject have been maintained in the "library links" section of the library's home page (to the left of the photo of Garland Library) < http://library.tusculum.edu/links/copyright.htm>.


Among the most interesting involves Course Management Systems (e.g., Sakai) and is available as a PDF from the Copyright Clearing House. < http://www.copyright.com/media/pdfs/Using-Course-Management-Systems.pdf >. It is well worth a review, as are the other links provided by CCC and the other sources cited on the "library links" page noted above.


Every morning, the sergeant on the old "Hill Street Blues" offered his police sage advice that applies well in this copyright realm and which we pass on to our colleagues who may be dealing with CMS: "Be Careful Out There!"



 New Instructional Support Committee:


The new faculty Instructional Support Committee, under the leadership of Will Lewis, meets once per block. Other members of the group include Amy Lyttle, Jack Smith, Allen Archer, Anne Osborne (or substitute), and BJ Roberts. If you have issues, concerns, or questions that you wish the group to ponder, please pass them to Prof. Lewis.



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.



Public Events Programming, 0910: "And Now For Something Completely Different"


Garland Library has initiated a series of public events programs on the Greenevile campus, with the goal of offering at least one presentation monthly that is not-strictly-speaking, library oriented. In the words of Monty Python, ".Something Completely Different."


Past Events:


September: School textbook exhibit:


The Thomas J. Garland Library 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. A closing reception was held on September 22 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the library's second floor.  Along with Greene County educators and citizenry, the TC community was invited especially all Education faculty  and student education majors.



October: Ghosts in the library?:



Jack Smith, Charles Tunstall, and Kathy Hipps, with a cast of additional friends and staff, including Elmer the Library Gremlin, presented the program "Haints and Boogers: Conversations on Ghosts and Spirits at Tusculum College and Upper East Tennessee" in the Library's Information Commons (reference room) on Tuesday evening, October 27 at 6 p.m. Illustrated stories concerning paranormal activities on campus and in the surrounding community were explored in a darkened room on a stormy night. The audience, the largest in the building for a non-academic program since its dedication, enjoyed the event and refreshments that followed.


 October: The Wyalusing Bell:


As part of the Homecoming festivities, an illustrated lecture on the history of the McCormick Hall bell was offered by Jack Smith on Friday, October 30, in Room 206 of the Garland Library at 1:30 p.m. A number of alumni, students, faculty, and staff attended this free event.



November: Children's Story Hour:



The Garland library staff and Bonner leaders held a children's story hour in the library on Thursday, November 19 from 6-7 p.m. The event was free and open to all Tusculum College family members ages 8 and under. TC faculty, staff and students were encouraged to bring their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc. for a fun night of stories, crafts and refreshments.


December: Lessons and Carols:



In co-operation with College Chaplain Dr. Steve Weisz, the festively-decorated lobby of Garland Library was once more the scene for our annual Christmas tradition, the festival of Lessons and Carols. This year's event occurred on Wednesday, December 9 at 11: 30 a.m. and, with nearly 100 people on hand, was the best attended of any held in this venue.


January: Automobiles of the 1950s. 



"They Don't Make 'em Anymore:  Those Fabulous Cars of the Fifties." The illustrated discussion, led by Charles Tunstall, assistant professor of library science and reference and instructional services librarian, was held, despite threatening weather, on Jan. 26 at 6 pm. In Room 206 Library. Refreshments followed.



Upcoming events:






February: Children's Story Hour 2



"Big Hearts and Little Readers: Children's Story Hour 2," Thursday, February 11, 2010  at 6:00 p.m. Kathy Hipps, Carolyn Parker, and associates. Rm 206 Library. Given the success of the November event, it was soon thereafter decided that the library staff and Bonner leaders would offer another children's event, themed around Valentine's Day. The session is free and open to all Tusculum College family members ages 8 and under. TC faculty, staff and students are encouraged to bring their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc. for a fun night of stories, crafts and refreshments. Please R.S.V.P to Mrs. Hipps at ext. 5123 by Tuesday, February 9.



March, Part 1: The Garland Library's First Musical Concert




  On Thursday, March 25, 2010 @ 6 p.m. in the Garland Library Lobby "The Smooth Sounds of Route 66" featuring Public Services Librarian Marsha Griffith and musical partner Amy Saxonmeyer will be performing their show "The Great American Road Trip through the Great American Songbook". This show will feature songs of the 30's 40's and 50's that relate to famous places in the United States. Come on over and sing along. Refreshments will be served.




March, Part 2: Office of Tenebrae 


In co-operation with College Chaplain Dr. Steve Weisz, the lobby of Garland Library will be the scene on March 31 (the day before Maundy Thursday) for an 11:30 a.m. celebration of the Office of Tenebrae, The distinctive ceremony of this Holy Week service involves the gradual extinguishing of candles while a series of readings and psalms are chanted or recited. Library staff, students, and Dr. Weisz, will all participate.


Free Databases:

Our friends at Tenn-Share bring these sources for illustrations to our attention:



The Becker Collection: Drawings of the American Civil War Era

This image collection includes eyewitness drawings made for 19th Century newspapers covering the war and reconstruction.  Browseable and searchable by location, date, people, etc.



World Press Photo Contest Archive

A collection of 10,000 images from photojournalists going back to 1955.  Includes images from all over the world.




Social Explorer (Free Edition)


SEFE offers easy access to demographic information about the U.S. from 1790 to date. This free edition offers a limited number of maps and reports and information from the 2000 census.


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. 



Staff news: 


The Newest Osborne:



Anne Reever Osborne, Assistant Library Director for Distance Learning, gave birth to Justin Marcus Alexander Osborne on Friday morning, November 27, at 6:54 a.m. He weighed 8 lbs 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. All three are doing well.


Ken, baby Justin and Anne Osborne.




Smith publishes 80th book:




Director of the Library Myron "Jack" Smith, Jr., recently published his 80th book. His latest release, titled, "Tinclads in the Civil War -- Union Light-Draught Gunboat Operations on Western Waters, 1862-1865, " focuses on the converted riverboats that were used as naval vessels on the Western front of the Civil War from 1862-1865.  Smith's first book, in 1972, was a Civil War literature guide.






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 2008-09 comparison is in the May special edition, found at < http://library.tusculum.edu/archivesrnp/reelnpageMayextra2009.htm>.



 Use Statistics (November 2009): 




 Physical Use



In House Patrons



Days Open



Average Daily Attendance















Media (video/DVD/CD)




netlibrary 131
Ebrary 248

 G-K e-bks combined




In House




DE  0*
Residential:  45



DE 0

Residential 4





Library Instruction Sessions










Website (library only) Visits: 4,575; Subscription database searches (total): 106,404; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 110,979.


Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 1;  Knoxville to Greeneville, 0; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 4; Books by mail, 1.


*Temporarily combined with Residential.



Use Statistics (December 2009): 




 Physical Use



In House Patrons



Days Open



Average Daily Attendance



















netlibrary 162
Ebrary 248

 G-K e-bks combined




In House




DE  0*
Residential:  29



DE 0

Residential 2





Library Instruction Sessions










Website (library only) Visits: 3,460; Subscription database searches (total): 96,855; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 100,315.


Interlibrary Loans:

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


*Temporarily combined with Residential.

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