Vol. XIX, no. 2 THE THOMAS J. GARLAND LIBRARY  Nov.-Dec.  2008

 

 

Library Hours:

Holiday and Break Hours-November 2008 - January 5, 2009:

 
Greeneville Campus

 

Thanksgiving Holiday Break

Tuesday, Nov.  25, 2008  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 26 - Sunday, Nov 30, 2008  Closed Thanksgiving
Regular Semester Hours Resume Monday, Dec. 1, 2008

Block 4 Break

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, Dec.  11, 2008 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 12, 2008 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 Closed COMMENCEMENT
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008 Closed
 

Winter Break & Christmas Holiday Hours

Monday, Dec. 15, 2008  - Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 19, 2008 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 20-21, 2008  Closed
Monday, Dec. 22, 2008  through Sunday, January 4, 2009  Closed
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
Winter Break Hours Resume Monday, January 5, 2009

 

Knoxville Branch

 

Thanksgiving Holiday Break

Wednesday, Nov. 26 - Sunday, Nov 30, 2008 CLOSED

Regular Hours Resume December 1, 2008

Christmas Break Hours

Thursday, December, 18, 2008  8:00 a.m.  - 6:00 p.m.
Friday,  Dec. 19, 2008  through Sunday, January 4, 2009  CLOSED

Regular Hours Resume Monday January 5, 2009

 

Any changes to library  hours, and  other activities, are posted on the library front doors and on the library website http://library.tusculum.edu.

 

New Book Selection:

 It is not too soon for departments to begin compiling their acquisitions wish lists for 2009-2010. Forms to begin the process will be sent to school directors at the end of January 2009.

 

De-Accessioning: 

We have been fortunate over the past 6-7 years to be able to add many new titles to the circulating print collections of the Thomas J. Garland Library. The institutional goal of 65,000 print titles on the shelves in Greeneville is visible. Last year alone and for the first time in the school’s history, over 3,000 were added to the shelves.

 

The TJGL has an on-going program of de-accessioning (the familiar term is “weeding”) titles no longer viable in order to free up space to host new acquisitions.  Faculty input is sought and encouraged. These reviews have been ongoing and discarded titles are made available to students, faculty and other patrons via a free

 book truck parked near the circulation desk.

 

Information Literacy Session Scheduling:

The Information Literacy program in support of the Residential College is rapidly approaching in terms of volume and effectiveness that which has been in place for GPS  since 2003. Faculty seeking sessions with Mrs. Hipps and Mr. Tunstall, our Residential Information Team, are advised to get your requests in early. We have gone from a time when we had to beg folks to let us help, to the luxury of having to carefully check schedules.

 

ACA Summit:

Anne Reever Osborne and Kathy Hipps joined with faculty member Rhonda Fawbush Smith in presenting the paper Making It Real (Realistic Expectations of Achievement & Learning): Integrating Information Literacy Objectives with Program Goals at the ACA Summit, held at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon on October 17. Several faculty and librarians attending the session provided positive feedback. The presentation included an outline of a plan of Information Literacy across the GPS BSOM and Residential BA Business programs using online interactive tutorials tailored specifically to common courses in each  curriculum.; Adobe Captivate was the featured software for the tutorial design. For more information contact Anne at ext. 5801 or aosborne@tusculum.edu. To view a copy of the Powerpoint presentation, Summit attendees may also visit the ACA Summit SAKAI site.

 

Free Database Trial: 

Proquest is offering a trial, through December 12, on a database it describes thus:

 

CultureGrams contains concise and reliable cultural information on the countries of the world. 

More information: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/catalogs/databases/detail/culturegrams.shtml

 

Free Trial access (good through Dec 12th)

http://trials.proquest.com/ptc?userid=2234701

Password:  poetsTN2007

  

 

School textbook exhibit: 

The Thomas J. Garland Library recently hosted the Tennessee Dept. of Education public school textbook review collection exhibit. Teachers from county schools were able to view the titles under consideration for adoption in the areas of science, home economics, and mathematics. Many of those titles not added to the collections of the Garland Library or the Science Department are slated for transfer to the Instructional Materials Center.

 

Painting exhibited: 

A painting by a Cleveland, Tennessee artist, Dorothy Stiles entitled "Tennessee Mist" is currently on display in the Information Commons.

   

 

Cool (free) links: 

Courtesy of TENNSHARE, we note these links to resources concerning Native Americans. November is Native American Heritage Month  in the U.S.

After Columbus:  Four Hundred Years of Native American Portraiture includes 369 digital images.  From the NYPL Digital Gallery.  http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/dgexplore.cfm?topic=culture&collection=AfterColumbusFourhun&col_id=182

On This Date in North American Indian History (November) lists historical events for each day (scroll down a bit).  http://americanindian.net/November.html.

 

Statistics:

 

 In every number of the Reel & Page published through the school year, we will provide our most recent usage statistics (lag time 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 2007-08 comparison is in the May special edition, found at http://library.tusculum.edu/archivesrnp/reelnpagemayextra2008.htm  If you choose, you may also compare individual months for the different years as maintained in the Reel & Page archive.

 

 
Use Statistics (August 2008): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

2,645

2,466

Days Open

25

24

Average Daily Attendance

105.80

102.75

Circulation

 

 

Books

150

209

Periodicals

na

134

Reserves

2

134

Media

38

12

Ebooks

netlibrary 185
Ebrary 299

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

457

125

Phone

DE  12
Residential:  45

28

Email

DE 6

Residential 4

18

TOTAL

524

171

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

10

9

Residential

22

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 5,965; Subscription database searches (total): 37,299; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland Library: 43,264.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 2; Knoxville to Greeneville, 1;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 28;. Books by Mail: 2.

  

Use Statistics (September 2008): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

5,475

2,732

Days Open

29

25

Average Daily Attendance

188.79

109.28

Circulation

 

 

Books

234

213

Periodicals

na

132

Reserves

14

94

Media

41

4

Ebooks

netlibrary 227
Ebrary 394

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

407

146

Phone

DE  11
Residential:  84

43

Email

DE 12

Residential 2

17

TOTAL

516

206

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

12

10

Residential

20

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 8,554; Subscription database searches (total): 44,642; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 53,196.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 1;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 89; Books by Mail: 6.

 

Use Statistics (October 2008): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

5,115

2,395

Days Open

30

28

Average Daily Attendance

170.50

85.54

Circulation

 

 

Books

183

260

Periodicals

na

132

Reserves

15

92

Media

46

10

Ebooks

netlibrary 140
Ebrary 220

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

340

121

Phone

DE  6
Residential:  80

27

Email

DE 5

Residential 2

5

TOTAL

433

153

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

5

7

Residential

5

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 6,979; Subscription database searches (total): 45,204; Total electronic visits to the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 52,183.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 1; Knoxville to Greeneville, 1; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 25;. Books by Mail: 2.

 


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