Vol. XXI, no. 2 THE THOMAS J. GARLAND LIBRARY Nov  2010-Jan 2011

 

             

 Library Hours:

 

Holiday/Intersession Hours: December 2010-January 2011

 

Greeneville Campus 

Block 4  Break

Wednesday, December 15, 2010  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 16, 2010  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, December 17, 2010 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 18, 2010  CLOSED  COMMENCEMENT

Christmas Holiday

Sunday, December 19, 2010   - Sunday, January 2, 2011  CLOSED

Winter Intersession

Monday, January 3, 2011 - Friday, January 7, 2011  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday,-Sunday, January 8-9, 2011  CLOSED

Regular Semester Hours resume Monday, January 10, 2011

Knoxville Regional Center

Christmas Holiday

Friday, December 17, 2011  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 18, 2010 - Sunday, January 2, 2011  CLOSED

Winter Intersession

Monday, January 3, 2011 - Wednesday, January 5, 2011  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Regular Semester Hours resume Thursday, January 6, 2011

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. Thanks in advance for your response. 

 

New Reference Display:

 

In the spirit of the season, Mr. Tunstall has made a display of some of our latest Religion books on the top of the first Information Commons (reference room) book shelf behind the photocopy machine.

 

Fall Semester Programming Events:

 

October:

 

Haints and Boogers: Part 2: Elmer’s Revenge

 

 

Photo Courtesy College Communications

  

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 Programming Events:

 

Details of our Spring programming are being firmed up as we write. Several programs are in the works and we can offer details on a couple of these.

 

January:

 

 

  UFOs and Extraterrestrial Life.  A program examining this phenomenon will be presented by Charles Tunstall. Time and location details to follow.

 

 

 

 

 Copyright and Illegal Downloading Workshop  This workshop will be 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 are being taken and should be directed to the committee chair, Prof. Will Lewis. Funding is provided by a FELR grant from the ACA Central Library.

February

 

 

Children's Story Hour 2:  Kathy Hipps, Carolyn Parker, and associates. Room 206 Library. Time and location details to follow.

 

 

 

Melanoma Awareness Forum. With students by now preparing once more to enjoy the sun, the Library and Athletic Training Department will offer an important awareness forum in Chalmers on Thursday February 28 at 6 p.m. Facilitated by the Cancer Registry of Laughlin Hospital, the forum, presented by noted Greeneville physicians Dr. Lawrence Reid and Steven Flohr, will provide faculty, students and all members of the Tusculum Community with the latest information regarding melanoma, the dreaded and potentially fatal disease.

 

March

 

 

Route 66. A fresh program by the sweet sounds of Route 66 will be presented in the Garland Library lobby. Time and location details to follow.

 

 

 

Millennium Upgrade:

 

The ACA Central Library will be installing an upgrade to the library’s Millennium online catalog on January 7. No significant difficulties with service  are expected, either with the catalog or any of the databases it supports via the proxy server. If, however, you encounter any problems in using either the catalog or databases that day or the several following, please let us know.

 

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://www.digitalbookindex.org/search001a.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/

  

 

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.  

 

Staff News:

 

Library Director Jack Smith has been notified by Amazon that his latest title, USS Carondelet, has been chosen to become a Kindle book. Anyone wishing to sample a chapter  of his 81st work may find it for free at Google  http://books.google.com/books?id=dJ8rV8ro7L4C&printsec=frontcover&dq=uss+carondelet&hl=en&ei=O30LTaGLNoO78gat1KTEDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=book-thumbnail&resnum=1&ved=0CCYQ6wEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false.

 

 

 

 Use Statistics (September 2010): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

5,843

2,143

Days Open

29

24

Average Daily Attendance

201.48

89.29

Circulation

 

 

Books

357

67

Periodicals

na

4

Reserves

0

68

Media

59

0

Ebooks

netlibrary 185
Ebrary 231

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

347

77

Phone

DE  4
Residential:  46

22

Email

DE 2

Residential 7

14

TOTAL

406

113

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

11

10

Residential

18

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 7,271; Subscription database searches (total): 89,891; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 97,162.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 1;  Knoxville to Greeneville, 0; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 21; Books by mail,1.

 

 

Use Statistics (October 2010): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

5,947

2,142

Days Open

30

26

Average Daily Attendance

198.23

83.38

Circulation

 

 

Books

172

100

Periodicals

na

3

Reserves

2

92

Media

87

4

Ebooks

netlibrary 160
Ebrary 261

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

317

88

Phone

DE  1
Residential:  36

20

Email

DE 5

Residential 2

4

TOTAL

361

112

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

7

8

Residential

4

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 6,535; Subscription database searches (total): 95,909; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 102,444.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 1;  Via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 9; Books by mail, 1.