Vol. XXI, no. 3 THE THOMAS J. GARLAND LIBRARY May Extra 2011

 

                                           

 

This May extra edition offers our summer hours and a recap of some programming events from the  school year. It is heavy on statistics.

 

Library Hours:

 

Greeneville Campus Summer Hours
May 9- July 1, 2011

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Saturday; Sunday,  Closed

Memorial Day

Monday, May 30, 2011  CLOSED

Independence Holiday Week Hours

Monday, July 4, 2011  Closed 
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - Friday, July 8, 2011  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday July 9-10, 2011 Closed

July 11-August 21, 2011

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Saturday; Sunday,  Closed

 

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

Memorial Day Holiday

Saturday, May 28-Monday May 30, 2011  CLOSED

Independence Day Week

Saturday, July 2- Monday, July 4, 2011 Closed

Regular Hours resume Tuesday July 5, 2011

 

 

 


News and Updates

 

Hand-held Devices Report

 

  A survey, conducted on behalf of the Garland Library and the Instructional Support Committee, by Mr. B. J. Roberts, was recently 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 click on this link http://library.tusculum.edu/TCFacereadersurvey2011results.pdf.

 

 


Special Programming

 

  The Special Programming events of the Thomas J. Garland completed a successful second season.  Ten events were hosted, attended by over 700 people from the Tusculum and Greeneville communities.

 

 

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.  A similar presentation was held at the Knoxville campus on March 25.  A total of  thirty two (32) faculty, teaching staff, and administration members attended the two workshop sessions. Funding was 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.

 

 

 

March

 

Malta Exhibit and Reception:

 

A Photographic Exhibit, "Malta's Magnificent Megalithic Monuments," was 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, was held in the lobby Sunday March 27 from 3-5 p.m. with 86 members of the College and Greeneville community in attendance.

 

 

April

 

 
image courtesy of Amy Saxonmeyer and Marsha Griffith

 

Route 66. A fresh program by the sweet sounds of Route 66 was presented in the Garland Library lobby by Marsha Griffith and Amy Saxonmeyer  at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 15th.  Eighty members of the TC and local community were in enthusiastic attendance.

 

 

Easter Service

 

 

An Easter Communion Chapel Service was again held in the Garland Library Lobby, this year  on Wednesday, April 20th at 11:30 am. Readings and hymns  were offered by  several dozen worshipers.

 


New Acquisitions:

 

Book/DVD:

 

Between July 2010 and March 2011, 331  new print books/DVDs new to our Greeneville and Knoxville collections were cataloged for the shelves. A  quarter and a month of reporting remains.

 

Electronic:

 E-books:5,466,  including 722  from NetLibrary and 4744  from Ebrary.


  

Service Statistics:

 

 

 Use Statistics (March 2010): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

4,415

2,554

Days Open

26

25

Average Daily Attendance

169.81

102.16

Circulation

 

 

Books

173

67

Periodicals

na

9

Reserves

0

10

Media

17

6

Ebooks

netlibrary 213
Ebrary 253

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

280

88

Phone

DE  1
Residential:  42

32

Email

DE 3

Residential 5

7

TOTAL

290

92

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

5

11

Residential

12

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 6,657; Subscription database searches (total): 90,697; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 97,354.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

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

 

 

Use Statistics (April 2011): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

4,4877

2,359

Days Open

26

24

Average Daily Attendance

172.58

98.29

Circulation

 

 

Books

121

87

Periodicals

na

7

Reserves

0

15

Media

34

0

Ebooks

netlibrary 145
Ebrary 292

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

264

99

Phone

DE  0
Residential:  37

56

Email

DE 4

Residential 5

8

TOTAL

410

133

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

3

9

Residential

7

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 6,645; Subscription database searches (total): 106,022; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 112,667.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 2;  Via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 9; Books by mail, 0.

  

YTD Use Statistics (July through April 2010- 2011): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

38,513

20,021

Days Open

240

239

Average Daily Attendance

160.47

87.43

Circulation

 

 

Books

1,712

721

Periodicals

na

468

Reserves

0

22

Media

14

515

Ebooks

netlibrary 1,491
Ebrary 2,482

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

2,299

863

Phone

DE  23
Residential:  345

263

Email

DE 29

Residential 37

88

TOTAL

2,733

1,213

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

69

97

Residential

77

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 51,362; Subscription database searches (total): 738,121; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 789,483.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Knoxville to Greeneville, 7; Greeneville to Knoxville, 6;  Via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 146; Books by mail, 3.

 

Community user logins: 338.

 

Comments: 

 

Information literacy/library orientation sessions: Library orientation and Information Literacy instruction continued to hold a prominent place in library service during 2011. A total of 243 sessions were held through April 2011. Several more sessions will be held during May and June 2011 for GPS.   All were conducted in direct association with teaching faculty and continue to be enhanced through the further collaboration of Information Literacy with both the Commons Steering Committee and the QEP-IT. As a result of library outreach beyond the class sessions,  librarians  also met  and worked with students individually  during scheduled research appointments further enhancing student learning.

 

Circulation: In a further demonstration of the growing popularity and acceptance of the format, more  electronic books (3,973) were circulated than print (2,433).

 

Interlibrary loans: In 2011, 160 items were traded between campuses, mailed, or obtained from other libraries. This figures represents a 12-book increase over 0910 which can be directly attributed to an increased demand from three regular faculty ILL borrowers (including one emeritus).  

 

Physical use: A total of 58,534 people physically employed the two non-museum libraries of Tusculum College this school year, an increase of 2,000 souls (3.45%).  Knoxville attendance grew an impressive 11.78%. An additional 733 TC students, faculty and staff or community  visitors came to the Garland Library to participate in its Special Programming events.  When event attendance is factored into the overall count, library attendance grew by 4.61%.

 

Electronic visits: Electronic visits to the Garland Library during the 2011 reporting period to date have again passed the half million mark: 789,483. This figure largely explains the decline in print book and journal circulation, follows the general national format trend,  and speaks to some of the issues raised by the Hand Held Devices report referenced above.

 


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