THOMAS J. GARLAND LIBRARY    

 

 

 

 

Vol. XXIII, no. 2 THE THOMAS J. GARLAND LIBRARY Winter  2012-2013

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND BEST WISHES FOR 2013

Library Hours: 

Greeneville Campus 

Regular Semester Hours

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Sunday,  6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

 

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                            9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Sunday                              Closed      

Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 21, 2013  Closed

Greeneville Campus
Spring 2013 Block Break and Holiday Hours

Martin Luther King Holiday

Sunday, January 20, 2013  Closed
Monday, January 21, 2013 Closed

Block 5 Break

Thursday, February 7, 2013  8:00 a.m.  - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, February 8, 2013  8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 9, 2013  9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 10, 2013  CLOSED
Monday, February 11, 2013  8:00a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Block 6  and Spring Break

Friday, March 8, 2013 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 2013 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 10, 2013  CLOSED
Monday-Thursday March 11 -14, 2013   8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Friday, March 15, 2013  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday March 16-17 2013  CLOSED

Easter Holiday

Thursday, March 28, 2013  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, March 29, 2013-Sunday March 31, 2013 CLOSED

Block 7 Break

Thursday, April 11, 2013 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 12, 2013 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 2013 CLOSED

Block 8 Break and End of Spring Semester

Wednesday, May 8, 2013  8:00 a.m. - 8:00p.m.
Thursday, May 9, 2013 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 10, 2013  8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 2013  Closed Commencement
Sunday, May 12, 2013  Closed

 

 

 New Book/DVD Recommendations 2012-2013: 

 

 Faculty wishing to recommend new titles for the print 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. We rely on faculty to make all recommendations and additional participation would be helpful. Thanks in advance for joining in.

 

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING:

 

The Special Programming calendar of the Thomas J. Garland has been  launched in a third season.  A number of events have been or will be hosted at the main campus facility and we hope there will continue to be wide attendance by people from the Tusculum and Greeneville communities.  Several programs are under development, but events on the calendar to date include:

 

 

Fall Semester Programming Events:

 

September:

 

The Thomas J. Garland Library at Tusculum College hosted the annual display of textbooks under consideration for adoption for the upcoming year by local schools. The display was sponsored by the Tennessee Textbook Commission. The public was  invited to stop by the library during regular operating hours to review the items and make recommendations.  A concluding reception was held from 3:00-5:00p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

 

October:

 

Haints and Boogers: Part 4: Elmer is Here!

 

 

2010 Haints and Boogers. Photo Courtesy College Communications

 

For the fourth 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 Tuesday evening, October 30 at 6 p.m. Stories that rainy and blustery night concerned paranormal activities on campus and  in the surrounding community. Refreshments followed, provided by the librarians  who cooked up  ghoulish grub for snacking.

 

 November:

 

Children’s Story Hour 1:

 

 

The cats were on the prowl on the Tusculum College campus  on Thursday November 29, 6-7 p.m.,  as the Thomas J. Garland Library hosted its Fall story hour.   Ten children and sixteen of their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and library staff enjoyed the book, “Kitten’s First Full Moon,” written by popular children’s author Kevin Henkes.  After  the children had their faces painted like furry felines, the story was read by Tusculum student, Kallie Smith, who also played a fun game of kitten says with the  cool  “cats.”   There was also craft making, laughter and yummy snacks. A variety of photos from the program have been posted on the library website http://library.tusculum.edu/garlandlibrarystoryhour112012.htm.

 

December:

 

Lessons and Carols:

 

 

 

The lobby of Thomas J. Garland Library was  the scene for the annual Christmas tradition, the festival of Lessons and Carols, on Wednesday morning, December 5, beginning at 11:30 a.m..  Readings and carols were offered under the direction of Mark Stokes, Director of Religious Life, Church and Community Relations. 

 

 

Spring Programming Events:

 

The spring special events programming schedule remains a work in progress. So far, we anticipate these presentations.

 

January:

 

 Classical Guitar Recital.  A program of classical guitar music will be presented by Reference Librarian Charles Tunstall, our noted guitar artist and instructional librarian.  Refreshments will follow the Thursday, January 31 performance, which begins at 6 p.m.  in Garland Library.

 

 

 

February:

 

 

Children's Story Hour 2 will be presented in February. Readings and project will again be a highlight, along with refreshments.   

 

 

March

 

 

Route 66. A fresh program by the sweet sounds of Route 66 will  be presented in the Garland Library lobby by Marsha Griffith and Amy Saxonmeyer .  The entire community anticipates this annual musical treat. 

 

  

April

 

Cookin’ the Books

 

In a new departure, the library will hold a contest during the month for the best baked desert dish prepared by a student, a faculty/staff member, and any  member of the Greene County community (professional and amateur) wishing to participate. Tasting by attendees and voting for the three category winners will occur in the library at a yummy date to be determined.  Watch for further news after Christmas.

  

 

 E-Book Publishing

 

  Ever wonder how a Tusculum College community member could publish their own e-book, similar to the titles in the library’s e-book collections?  Advice is now freely available from E-Junkie.Info, a blog for small business and e-commerce.  Here is a link to their page which explains the process and how to obtain a free e-book on how to create e-books http://www.e-junkie.info/2012/11/publishing-your-first-ebook-free-ebook.html.

 

Staff News:

Library Director Jack Smith will be the speaker at the Greeneville Exchange Club on January 15 at Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He will offer a new insight on the Civil War career of Confederate general John Hunt Morgan.

 

Monthly Statistics:

 

 In every number of the Reel & Page published through the school year, we 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 2011-12 comparison is in the May 2012 special edition, found at http://library.tusculum.edu/archivesrnp/reelnpageMayextra2012.htm .

 

  

 Use Statistics (October 2012): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

6147

1,926

Days Open

29

27

Average Daily Attendance

211.97

71.33

Circulation

 

 

Books

158

7

Periodicals

na

0

Reserves

0

47

Media

14

26

Ebooks

netlibrary 1145
Ebrary 282

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

218

127

Phone

DE  8
Residential:  30

40

Email

DE 7

Residential 0

22

TOTAL

263

189

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

5

8

Residential

8

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 3,837; Subscription database searches (total): 80,832; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 84,669. Inhouse computer logins by community patrons (Greeneville campus): 47

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 1;  Knoxville to Greeneville, 2; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 13; Books by mail,0.

 

 

 

 Use Statistics (November 2012): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

4,050

1,461

Days Open

24

22

Average Daily Attendance

168.75

66.41

Circulation

 

 

Books

109

17

Periodicals

na

4

Reserves

0

52

Media

31

1

Ebooks

netlibrary 1,239
Ebrary 170

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

413

99

Phone

DE  3
Residential:  51

24

Email

DE 4

Residential 1

6

TOTAL

513

129

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

3

6

Residential

8

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 3,617; Subscription database searches (total): 90,229; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 93,846. Inhouse computer logins by community patrons (Greeneville campus): 41.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 1;  Knoxville to Greeneville, 0; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 13; Books by mail,0.

 

 

     


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