THOMAS J. GARLAND LIBRARY
J. Garland Library provides
services and information to meet the needs of faculty, undergraduate- and
graduate-students at Tusculum College as part of the total educational
experience provided by the institution. It serves the general public of Greene
County as a supplement to its public and school libraries. Provision of
these responsibilities is in keeping with the overall mission statement of
Thomas J. Garland Library
serves the educational and informational needs of the community of
individuals collectively known as Tusculum College . It is the central
resource for academic information and the "academic heart" of the entire
institution. The Library strives to bring the TC learning community together
Providing for effective reference, circulation, and
referral services for all users.
Acquiring, organizing, and providing access to a
variety of current information media in support of degree programs, including access to information resources
available via the internet.
Acquiring, organizing, and servicing a variety of
current print and non-print media. Management of this program shall have as
its base faculty participation in selection and de-accession (“weeding”).
Insuring for continuous information literacy
instruction for all Tusculum College students in collaboration with the faculty.
Providing general library orientations to new
freshman in the Tusculum Experience course and the Introduction to Academic
learning and library instructional opportunities for all library users through
individual face to face reference and research assistance and
other communication media such as phone, email,
online tutorials, and online forms.
Providing facilities and a learning environment
conducive to effective study, research, and information access, with
appropriate attention to helpful circulation and security processes.
Acquiring and employing the latest technology to
support instruction and research.
Providing cost effective interlibrary loan services
employing local and national standards.
Cooperating and Coordinating with other libraries
within the nation, state, region, and county on matters of mutual interest
with emphasis on serving students enrolled in distance learning programs of
the College. Attention will be paid to the establishment and maintenance of
appropriate formal and informal usage agreements with other libraries.
Insuring timely compilation and publication of
library policies and procedures, hours, and deadlines, so as to allow the
greatest convenience to those impacted.
Providing educational opportunities for staff
development through participation at professional meetings and through
Participating in the collective academic
governance of the institution.
Reviewed: February 2004, February
2005, February 2006, February 2007, February 2008.
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