Vol. XVIII, no. 6 THE THOMAS J. GARLAND LIBRARY  May Extra 2008

 

This May extra edition offers our summer hours, a couple of news items, and a recap of our school year statistics.

 

Summer Hours: 

Greeneville Campus

May12, 2008 – June 30, 2008

Monday-Thursday  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CLOSED Saturday & Sunday

July 1-6 2008

Tuesday-Thursday July 1-3, 2008 8:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.
Friday, July 4, 2008 CLOSED
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

July 7, 2008 – August 17, 2008

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

Regular Semester Hours Begin Monday, August 18, 2008

Regular Semester Hours (Fall & Spring)
beginning Monday, August 18, 2008

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. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 2:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 Sunday  CLOSED

TC Library Online available  24/7

New book/DVD acquisitions:

Between July 2007 and March 2008, 1,568 books/DVDs new to our Greeneville collection were cataloged for the shelves. Another 748 were added in Knoxville. The year’s two location combined total, with a quarter of reporting yet outstanding, is 2,316.

 

New Attendance Record for Greeneville campus:

 

  In April, our average attendance was 165 persons per day.  This surpasses the record we set in February 2008 (158).

 

New Shelves:

 

A range of new shelves has been installed at the Knoxville campus permitting further enhancements of the book collection. Prof. Craig Layman, assisted by Mary and Jonathan, spearheaded the assembly and thanks is offered for a splendid job.

 

  

Statistics:

 

April and Summary School Year statistics:

 

Use Statistics (April 2008): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

4,788

2,955

Days Open

29

26

Average Daily Attendance

165.10

113.65

Circulation

 

 

Books

354

232

Periodicals

N/A

85

Reserves

54

42

Media-Videos/DVDs

34

6

Ebooks

netlibrary 174
Ebrary 495

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

375

188

Phone

DL  7
Residential:  86

60

Email

DL 3

Residential 5

12

TOTAL

476

260

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DL

3

9

Residential

8

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 6,562; Subscription database searches (total): 56,208; Total electronic visits to  The Thomas J. Garland Library: 62,770.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 3 Knoxville to Greeneville, 4;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 25; Books by Mail: 3.

 

Use Statistics (YTD Summer 2007-April 2008): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

29,889

27,922

Days Open

248

225

Average Daily Attendance

120.52

114.10

Circulation

 

 

Books

2,404

2,593

Periodicals

N/A

764

Reserves

446

784

Media-Videos/DVDs

330

104

Ebooks

netlibrary 2,073
Ebrary 3,424

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

1,332

1,845

Phone

DL 51
Residential:  340

740

Email

DL 50

Residential 42

107

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

50

101

Residential

89

 

 

 Website (library only) Visits: 57,162; Subscription database searches (total): 472,786; Total electronic visits to  The Thomas J. Garland Library: 529,948.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 14 Knoxville to Greeneville, 5; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 354; Books by Mail: 14.

 

 

Comments: 

 

Circulation/Reference: 4,997 print books were circulated by the two libraries, 582 or 11.6% more than last year.  Electronic book circulations totaled  5,497 and there were 4,507 reference transactions (in person, phone, e-mail) this school year. These are all welcome gains, especially in the area of print circulation.

 

Interlibrary loans: In 0708, 387 items were traded between campuses or obtained from other libraries. These 127 additional titles represent an increase of 32.8%  from a year ago, another sure sign of a blossoming in library use and scholarship.

 

Information literacy/library use sessions: Library use and Information Literacy instruction continued to hold a prominent place in library service during 0708. A total of 240 sessions were provided, including a 25% jump in number to 89 on the residential campus. That is not only a new high Greeneville total number but represents a major boost in quality, as all were conducted in direct collaboration with teaching faculty.

 

Website visits: Last year we hoped that total website visits would continue to  mushroom past the 423 thousand level of 0607 and hit the half million mark. They did and in a healthy manner that bodes well for scholarship.  Casual website (library only) visits actually declined by  2,405, but subscription database searches skyrocketed  109,190 this year, pushing overall visits to the library website up by 106,785 (20%) to 529,948.

 

Physical use: A total of 57,162 people physically employed the two non-museum libraries of Tusculum College this school year. This figure does not include the spectacular number of visitors (1,393 one way) who passed through the Greeneville turnstiles on library dedication day May 16.  Greeneville facility traffic increased by 4,231 (14%) while that at the branch library in Knoxville climbed by 1,523 (5%). The 0607 decline in the number of Greeneville visits  was completely reversed.

 

 

 


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