Vol. XIV, no. 4  TUSCULUM COLLEGE TATE LIBRARY  December 2003

 

 

Holiday Hours

Greeneville Campus

 

Thursday, December 11, 2003 8:00 a.m. - 7:0

Friday, December 12, 2003  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 13, 2003  CLOSED

Sunday, December 14, 2003  CLOSED

 

December 15, 2003-December 19, 2003

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

 

December 20, 2003 - January 4, 2004  CLOSED

 

Knoxville Center

Saturday, December 13, 2003 CLOSED

December 16,  2003 - January 4, 2004  CLOSED

 

                                 

These holiday hours are also posted on the library website. Please remember that Tate Library Online is available 24/7. Someone, probably the editor, will be checking for “Ask a Librarian” e-mail inquiries from home several times during those couple of weeks we are off; rudimentary responses (e.g., password instruction) will be provided as necessary.

 

An Anniversary

 

One year ago (can you believe it?), the contents of Tate Library were transferred to Pioneer Gym. A complete visual record of that move, together with photos of the groundbreaking and construction work on Tate’s renovation are posted at the “news” section of the library’s web-page. Some of these are as recent as the week of December 8, ‘03. This virtual, visual history will be maintained and we invite you to review it at your leisure.

 

Speaking of anniversaries, at 10:30 am, December 17, 1903, Orville Wright made the first powered heavier-than-air flight and changed the world.

 

Book Recall

 

We want to thank everyone who so graciously responded to our request for the return of materials by the end of the semester. Although the book grinches have been out visiting and a number of phone calls have been made to those unable to keep that date, we are confident that a significant number of titles will soon be in hand and turned over to Tech Services for bar coding.

 

New Books

 

Your attention is called to the November 2003 New Books list. A total of 239 new titles have been added, all from the works ordered by faculty earlier.

 

Jack and Anne visit Nashville

 

On December 5-7, the Library Director and Assistant Library Director for Distance Education traveled to Nashville to participate in TC’s in-person reaffirmation review of its final outstanding recommendation at the annual conference of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association. All-in-all, this was a tremendous learning opportunity for the two of us, much better appreciated now that it is over!

 

Perhaps more than some, we realize that the SACS process continues. In January, we will be traveling over to ETSU to review how Sherrod Library, one of several specially-designated proving sites, is working with the new SACS guidelines that we all will use for our next exam in 2010.

 

 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A HAPPY  AND BLESSED NEW YEAR!

 

from your library staff: Jack, Anne, Charles, Mary, Carolyn, Marsha, Kathy, and Billy.

 

November Usage Figures

 

In the data which follows, the first of two figures is that for Tate Library – Greeneville and the second is for Tate Library – Knoxville; where there is only one number, it is combined for both. Some items do not lend themselvesto this easy breakdown and are addressed as appropriate; several people log on to visit our links library or freedatabases for which we have no figures, e.g., FirstGov. The various database vendors all provide access tomore than one database; however, the complete list (49 different titles) is too long for breakdown here.

  Greeneville  Knoxville
 Physical Use    
In House Patrons 1,895 2,045
Days Open 23 18
Average Daily Attendance 82.39 113.61
Circulation    
Books 121 39
Periodicals 0 2
Reserves 98 3
Videos 31 11
Ebooks netlibrary 219
Ebrary 55
 
Reference    
In House 115 116
Phone DE  8
Residential:  22
46
Email  11 15

TOTAL

156 177
Library Instruction Sessions    
DE 3 10
Residential 2  

        

Website (library only) Visits: 5,012; Subscription database searches (total): 7,521; Total electronic visits to  Tate Library: 12,533.

 

Subscription Database Searches Breakdown by Vendor: Infotrac I (TEL), 1,464; Infotrac II, 1,371; EDRS,  204; EBSCOhost, 2,502; ProQuest, 1,569; JSTOR, 310

 

Interlibrary Loans: Greeneville to Knoxville, 1; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 10; via ARIEL from other libraries for both campuses, 1.