Vol. XVI, no. 4 THE LIBRARY AT TUSCULUM COLLEGE March-April 2006

 

 

Acquisitions:

 

The forms annually sent to Schools seeking recommendations for  new library books, videos, and DVDs to be purchased over the summer should now all be in circulation. If faculty are reading this and have not yet received forms, please contact your division chairs. We appreciate the good work everyone has done with this in the past and know the recommendations will be equally well chosen this year.

 

Drop in scheduled:

 

When the library moved from Pioneer Gym to its new home last summer, it also brought with it the Juvenile Literature Collection previously  housed in the Education Department in the Charles Oliver Grey Building. That collection has now been refreshed and expanded and given a new home on the upper floor of the Library on the west side. 

 

 A drop in to celebrate and acquaint  this important resource to education students and faculty as well as the entire TC Community has been scheduled  for Monday, April 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Light refreshments will be provided. We hope for a nice turnout. For further information, please contact Mrs. Kathy Hipps, ext. 5123.

 

Durham collection:

 

Over 100 titles donated by state historian Walter Durham have now been prepared for the library’s Special Collection Room. Most of these contain a provenance by the author or owner. All new special collection titles were highlighted in this month’s New Books List.

 

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. It is now  also available through our online catalog

 

 

Wireless in the library:

 

We are occasionally asked about our wireless network by students and other patrons bringing in their own laptops. We are republishing the information from last month for the benefit of those who may have missed it. 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.

 

Tours:

 

  The  library is alive with visitors, alone and  in groups small  and large. On March 1, 16 members of the Greeneville Newcomers club were given a behind-the-scenes look at the various spaces in the new facility. Recently, 600 students from Washington County schools and another 260 from the schools of Bulls Gap were hosted. These students, as they walked through in their 50-person groups as quietly as they could, were mostly awed.  A number of candidates for various positions have also toured and were also very impressed.

 

To Abingdon:

 

Anne, Charles, Marsha, and Mary will be attending the Public Service Librarians meeting of the ACA Central Library at the Southwest Virginia campus in Abingdon, Va. on April 6-7 . Jack, Carolyn, Kathy, and Jennifer will watch the library in Greeneville and Jonathan and Elaine will be in Knoxville. This annual conference allows our instructional librarians to obtain a first-hand look at new resources and to trade ideas with their colleagues from the 30+ other ACA institutions.

 

 

Another successful performance:

 

 Anne Reever, Asst. Dir. for Distance Learning,  portrayed the ghostly lead with  a fine local cast in  the musical play, The Secret Garden,  presented by  Greeneville Little Theater at the Capitol Theater  in early March. Since joining us in 2002, Anne has appeared in a number of area productions, including several with the Morristown Theatre Guild.  Watch these pages for news of her next role.

 

Statistics:

 

Catching our statistics up to date….

 

Use Statistics (January 2006): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

3,114

2,654

Days Open

28

26

Average Daily Attendance

111.21

102.08

Circulation

 

 

Books

232

116

Periodicals

0

79

Reserves

162

138

Videos

18

34

Ebooks

netlibrary 184
Ebrary 272

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

264

137

Phone

DE  6
Residential:  41

49

Email

DE 8

Residential 11

32

TOTAL

330

218

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

10

7

Residential

5

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 12,056; Subscription database searches (total): 27,460; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 39,516.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 4 Knoxville to Greeneville, 0;Greeneville to Gray, 0; Greeneville to Morristown, 0;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 28; via ARIEL from other libraries for both campuses, 0. Books by Mail: 0.

 

Use Statistics (February 2006): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

3,254

3,019

Days Open

27

24

Average Daily Attendance

120.52

125.79

Circulation

 

 

Books

179

200

Periodicals

0

105

Reserves

95

84

Videos

30

14

Ebooks

netlibrary 161
Ebrary 324

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

296

192

Phone

DE  6
Residential:  55

66

Email

DE 7

Residential 6

21

TOTAL

370

279

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

6

13

Residential

7

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 5,310; Subscription database searches (total): 27,645; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 32,955.

 

 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, 7; via ARIEL from other libraries for both campuses, 0. Books by Mail: 7.

 

        

Use Statistics (YTD August 2005-February 2006): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

21,486

21,052

Days Open

167

169

Average Daily Attendance

128.66

124.57

Circulation

 

 

Books

1,225

976

Periodicals

0

673

Reserves

1,082

493

Videos

172

132

Ebooks

netlibrary 1,131
Ebrary 1,335

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

1,678

1,563

Phone

DE  34
Residential:  222

445

Email

DE 44

Residential 53

201

TOTAL

2,031

2,209

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

37

44

Residential

43

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 48,072; Subscription database searches (total): 168,770; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 216,842.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 6 Knoxville to Greeneville, 0;Greeneville to Gray, 3; Greeneville to Morristown, 1;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 102; via ARIEL from other libraries for both campuses, 0. Books by Mail: 9.

 

 


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