Vol. XVI, no. 5 THE LIBRARY AT TUSCULUM COLLEGE May 2006

 

 

Summer Hours:

 

These hours will also be posted on our website and at the library front doors/entrances.

 

Greeneville campus:

 

 May 8, 2006-June 30, 2006          

Monday-Thursday  8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday- Closed

 

May 29, 2006

Closed for Memorial Day

 

July 1, 2006-July 9, 2006
 Monday-Friday  8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday-Closed
Closed July 4, 2006

 

July 10, 2006-August 20, 2006
Monday-Thursday  8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday  8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday-Closed

 

Regular Fall Semester Hours Begin on Monday, August 21, 2006

 

Knoxville campus:

 

As posted.

 

 

Acquisitions:

 

The forms annually sent to Schools seeking recommendations for  new library books, videos, and DVDs to be purchased over the summer are now all  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. We commend the Science Division on being the first to turn in their requests this year. All others are due on May 8.

 

New Books List:

 

The next new books and videos list will be published in early May.

 

Lights:

 

We are advised that additional lighting will be going up in the library through May.  Preliminary work for this enlightenment has already begun in the conference and Special Collections areas.

 

 

Drop In:

 

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

 

A drop in to celebrate this important resource was held for education and other interested students and faculty on Monday, April 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Light refreshments were provided and all in attendance were impressed with the work of  coordinators Mrs. Kathy Hipps and Ms. Carolyn Parker in revitalizing this important collection. Heavy use of this collection is expected by all education majors taking the required children's literature course.

 

 

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 last month’s New Books List.

 

 

Tours:

 

  The  library is alive with visitors, alone and  in groups small  and large. Prospective students and a number of candidates for various positions have been among the visitors and all were very impressed. The Library at Tusculum College will long continue as a top destination for those coming to our campus.

 

To Abingdon:

 

Anne, Charles, Marsha, and Mary  attended the Public Service Librarians meeting of the ACA Central Library at the Southwest Virginia campus in Abingdon, Va. on April 6-7 . This annual conference allowed 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. Information Literacy was a key discussion point this year. Also,  librarians were encouraged to promote  the  ACA sponsored digital image database, ARTStor to all faculty as a tool for visual learning.  For more information and ideas on how ARTStor could supplement your course instruction,  contact Anne Reever.

 

TLC Library System Training:

 

An additional library staff training session on our automation system will be held at the Knoxville campus on May 16-17. Emphasis will be placed on learning the new inventory system, employing scanners.

 

Inventory:

 

The library’s main summer project for both campuses is print book inventory. Assuming the process runs smoothly—we’ve never done it before—we should know the status of every title by the time classes resume.  This may not sound terribly significant, but when you are discussing 50,000+ books, the knowledge gained is important. Employing scanners rather than fingers, the entire process should not only  be far more accurate but one which we can complete with the time and manpower available. Watch these pages in the fall for results.

 

 Statistics:

 

Catching our statistics up to date….

 
Use Statistics (March 2006): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

3,004

3,187

Days Open

26

26

Average Daily Attendance

115.54

122.58

Circulation

 

 

Books

162

187

Periodicals

0

107

Reserves

115

0

Videos

21

0

Ebooks

netlibrary 190
Ebrary 207

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

169

187

Phone

DE  7
Residential:  41

52

Email

DE 4

Residential 10

26

TOTAL

231

265

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

3

6

Residential

3

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 5,039; Subscription database searches (total): 19,399; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 24,438.

 

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

 

Use Statistics (YTD August 2005-March 2006): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

24,490

24,329

Days Open

190

195

Average Daily Attendance

128.89

124.30

Circulation

 

 

Books

1,387

1,219

Periodicals

0

780

Reserves

1,197

561

Videos

193

151

Ebooks

netlibrary 1,321
Ebrary 1,542

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

1,847

1,750

Phone

DE  41
Residential:  263

497

Email

DE 48

Residential 63

227

TOTAL

2,262

2,474

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

40

47

Residential

46

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 53,111; Subscription database searches (total): 188,169; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 241,280.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 7 Knoxville to Greeneville, 0;Greeneville to Gray, 3; Greeneville to Morristown, 2;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 111; via ARIEL from other libraries for both campuses, 0. Books by Mail: 9.

 


 

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!   HAVE A SAFE AND FUN FILLED SUMMER!
 

 


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