Arrendale Library

Piedmont College

 

Annual Report

2005–2006

 

Table of Contents

Mission & Purposes

College Mission and Goals and the Library

Professional Affirmations

Faculty and Staff

Student Satisfaction Survey

Public Services

Reference & Instruction

Circulation & Reserves

Document Delivery

Electronic Resources

Technical Services

            Acquisitions

            Cataloging & Database Maintenance

Administration

Appendix 1.  Collection Size

Appendix 2.  Schools/Departments by Call Number

 

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Mission and Purposes of the Arrendale Library

The Mission of the Arrendale Library is to support the academic programs of the College wherever they are located by providing for the information and bibliographic needs of the students, faculty, and staff.

 

The Purposes of the Arrendale Library are

·         to provide the facilities, tools, and resources necessary to support the work of the students, faculty, and staff of the College;

  • to provide access to the world of resources both within and outside of the bounds of the Library, which will support the College's academic programs of study;
  • to provide, beyond the immediate needs of the academic program, a selection of resources that portray the intellectual heritage of humanity;
  • to provide an environment that encourages the most effective use of the Library by students, faculty, and staff;
  • to stimulate and encourage students to develop scholarly research skills from which they will benefit throughout their lives.

 

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The College’s Mission and Goals and the Library

            As the Library provides services to its community and develops its collections, it takes particular direction from the italicized words and phrases in the College’s Vision, Mission, and Goals for 2005-2010:

 
Vision StatementPiedmont College shall be recognized as an excellent liberal arts and professional academic institution based on its contribution to all students’ intellectual endeavors and its continuing historical ties to Congregational churches in the United States.

 

Mission StatementPiedmont College educates students to become successful and responsible citizens through rigorous academic instruction in the liberal arts and professional disciplines.  Learning opportunities are provided through undergraduate and graduate programs offered at various locations.  The institution emphasizes high ethical standards and respect for diversity.

 

            To provide further orientation and focus for its everyday operations and long-range planning, the Library affirms the following criteria from the College’s Vision, Mission, and Goals for 2005–2010.

 

Goal One:  To provide quality student programs that support the mission of the college by

A.  Providing curricula and resources that enhance appreciation of the liberal arts;

Goal Two:  To offer major fields of study that support the mission of the college and meet the needs of its constituents by

B.  Providing resources to encourage ongoing program development;

Goal Four:  To maximize student retention and completion of degree programs by

D.    Providing sufficient resources necessary for student success;

E.       

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The Library’s Professional Affirmations

            The Arrendale Library also affirms the professional principles for librarianship in general, and for academic librarianship in particular, embodied in the following documents promulgated by various prominent national associations for librarianship.  The Library uses the principles and guidelines in these documents to shape both its everyday operations and its long-range planning and goals.

 

American Library Association

The Library Bill of Rights

http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/statementspols/statementsif/librarybillofrights.pdf

 

The Freedom to Read

http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/statementspols/ftrstatement/freedomtoreadstatement.pdf

 

The Freedom to View

http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/statementspols/ftvstatement/freedomviewstatement.htm

 

 

 

 

Association of College and Research Libraries

Standards for Libraries in Higher Education

http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlstandards/standardslibraries.htm

 

Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education

http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlstandards/standards.pdf

 

Guidelines for Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries

http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlstandards/guidelinesinstruction.htm

 

Guidelines for Distance Learning Library Services

http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlstandards/guidelinesdistancelearning.htm

 

 

OCLC, Online Computer Library Center

WorldCat Principles of Cooperation

http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/contribute/principles/

 

Guidelines for Contributions to WorldCat

http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/contribute/guidelines/

 

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Faculty and Staff During 2005–2006

 

Title

Location

Barbara Almond

Media Specialist

Athens

Joseph Dawsey

Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian

Demorest

Bob Glass

Director

Demorest

Jennie Inglis

Coordinator for Off-Campus User Services

Demorest

Cindy Julian

Technical Services/Administrative Assistant

Demorest

Lorena Rojas

Public Services Assistant

Demorest

Melanie Strals

Coordinator for On-Campus User Services

Demorest

 

 

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College-wide Student Satisfaction Survey

Library Results

The Student Satisfaction Survey is administered annually in the spring by the Office of Institutional Research.  It assesses student satisfaction with various College offices and services.  The table below is excerpted from the complete survey and  shows the Library’s results over several years.  It can be seen that the satisfaction level with the Library and its services both rose appreciably and did not vary significantly through the periods reported.

 

 

Mean satisfaction scores of College Services/Offices for years 2003 – 2006

 

SERVICE/OFFICE         2003                 2004                 2005                 2006

Library Services            3.12                                          3.37                  3.29

 

(Mean item scores are based on the following scale : 4 = very satisfied, 3 = satisfied, 2 = dissatisfied, and 1 = very dissatisfied.)

(This survey was not performed in 2004)

 

 

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Public Services Department

Reference & Instruction

The mission of the Reference and Instruction Unit of the Public Services Department is twofold: 

  • to provide formal instructional experiences in library research skills and their application in the Arrendale Library/Piedmont College learning resources environment;
  • to provide assistance and informal instruction to library users at the point of need. 

 

The activities of the Unit are given direction and focus principally by two of the Library’s Purpose Statements given above: 

  • to provide the facilities, tools, and resources necessary to support the work of the students, faculty, and staff of the College;
  • to stimulate and encourage students to develop scholarly research skills from which they will benefit throughout their lives.

 

            As an example of the first point of the Unit’s mission, such activities involve developing and providing structured presentations to classes both as a regular feature of certain courses — for example, Freshmen Orientation and the School of Education’s research courses — and at the request of faculty to suit the needs of individual classes. 

            As an example of the second point of the Unit’s mission, those activities involve point-of-need instruction and assistance, which is available from the librarians and the library’s staff at any time the library is open, and especially at the times a librarian is available at the Reference Desk.  Thus, the user can come to the Reference Desk and ask for one-on-one instruction in research skills and the research environment or simply to ask a quick question.  This kind of assistance is also available by telephone and e-mail.

            The Unit provides instruction at a number of venues depending on class locations.  Many on-campus classes meet at the computers in the Reference Area of the 3rd floor for instruction by the Coordinator of On-Campus User Services or one of the other librarians.  Classes at the Athens Center of the College have presentations in the computer labs there from the Media Specialist at the Athens Learning Resources Center or from the Coordinator for Off-Campus User Services.  The remote education cohort classes all receive instruction as part of their various educational research classes, provided on-site by the Coordinator of Off-Campus User Services. 

            The following table, Instructional Activity by Type and Location, shows that the Reference and Instruction Unit of the Library reached a significant number of the College’s students with formal instruction in 2005–2006.  It should be noted that the enrollment for the Fall Semester of 2005–2006 was approximately 1,938.  Thus, the Unit provided instructional opportunities for approximately 75% of the student body.  It should be further noted that before 2004–2005, there was no one on site at the Athens Center to promote and provide the Library’s services.  The number of instructional and reference contacts now reported from Athens represents the fulfillment of a long-range goal the Library has cherished for a number of years. 

 

Instructional Activity by Type and Location


 

Programs

Presented

Attendance

Demorest

32

565

Athens

25

422

Cohorts

33

573

Totals

90

1,560

 

            As can be seen from the following table, Reference Activity by Type and Location, the Unit provided numerous instances of point-of-need instruction and assistance.  The Library uses two categories and parses one category further by the location of the user to give more detail. 

            Reference Questions are questions and requests for assistance which are academic, class-related, research-related.  Some examples are:  How can I find journal articles about Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass?  How can I find the latest research on the instruction of middle-school gifted students?  How can I find statistics on the types and numbers of crimes committed in the Southeast in the last 10 years?  The Library further categorizes such questions by whether the user contacts us in person at Demorest or Athens or contacts us by telephone or by e-mail through the Ask a Librarian service.

            Other Assistance includes questions and requests for assistance which are directional or procedural in nature.  Some examples include:  Where is the restroom?  Please help me recover a lost computer file.  How can I get a copy of my transcript?  What is my Ezproxy username and password?

 

Reference Activity by Type and Location

 

Reference Questions

In Person

Reference Questions

Distance

Other

Assistance

Totals by

Locations

Demorest

3,562

1,456

2,791

7,809

Athens

2,170

776

1,634

4,580

Totals by Types

5,732

2,232

4,425

12,389

 

 

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Circulation & Reserves

The mission of the Circulation and Reserves Unit of the Public Services Department is to provide timely, accurate management of all types of library materials as they circulate to users.  This activities of the unit are given direction and focus by this statement from the Library’s Mission and Purposes Statements given above:

  • to provide access to the world of resources both within and outside of the bounds of the Library, which will support the College's academic programs of study;

 

The activities of the Unit include such responsibilities as:

  • operation of the circulation desk, including charging and discharging of materials; correspondence with users about overdue or missing materials;
  • operation of the reserves desk, including receiving and processing of materials and charging and discharging them;

·         shelving and stacks management; management of the media collection, including charging and discharging and shelving;

  • management of a public-access copy machine.

 

The following table shows the number of non-reserve items charged and renewed in 2005–2006 by item type and by school/department.  The total number of non-reserve circulations was 8,757 last year. 

 

Non-Reserves Items Charged & Renewed by Item Type & School/Department

 

Arts & Sciences

 

General/Library

Education

Nursing

Business

Art

Humanities

MassComm

MathPhys

Music

NatSci

SocSci

Theatre

Total by

Item Type

AUDIO-REC

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AV-EQUIP

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

BOOK

46

1,866

111

296

199

1,787

12

236

205

204

1,722

62

6,746

CURRMATS

 

89

2

 

2

39

 

224

 

11

10

 

 377

MUSIC-REC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NURSVIDS

 

 

205

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

5

 

213

REF-BOOK

19

13

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

5

 

39

SCORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

13

VIDEO

 

803

33

20

5

140

 

42

25

5

227

52

1,352

Total by

School/Department

83

2,770

351

316

206

1,968

12

502

243

223

1,969

114

8,757

 

The categories of school/department are based on the assignment of call number ranges to the departmental structure of the College, as shown in the table found at Appendix 2.

 

The following table demonstrates activity by location/collection.  Staff renewals are performed by library staff at a user’s request; patron renewals are performed by library users using the renewal function built in the the MAYFLOWER catalog.

 

Non-Reserves Items Circulated by Library and Transaction Type

Item Library

Checkout

Item

Checkout

Reserve

Staff

Renewals

Patron

Renewals

Total

Circulation

Percent of Circulation

ATHENS

864

7

242

81

1,194

12.34%

DEMOREST

5,501

695

1,044

1,226

8,466

87.53%

MUSIC_LIB

6

 

5

 

11

0.11%

UNDEFINED

 

 

1

 

1

0.01%

Total

6,371

 702

1,292

1,307

9,672

 

 

The following table shows the number of reserve items charged in 2005–2006 by item type and user type.  There were 702 circulations of materials on reserve last year.  AV-EQUIP consists primarily of the headphones available for students to listen to audio at the public-access computers.  The item type BINDER refers to a bound volume of journal articles on reserve for a class.  The item type PROFS-RESV refers to a book or video on reserve which is not part of the library’s collection, but is an instructor’s personal property.   BOOK and VIDEO are item types which are permanent parts of the Library’s collections.

 

Reserves Charges by Item Type and User Type

 

ADJ-FACI

COLLSTAFF

FAC/ADMIN

STUDENT

OTHER

Totals

AV-EQUIP

3

1

0

324

5

333

BINDER

 

 

1

104

2

107

BOOK

 

 

4

27

 

31

CURRMATS

 

 

1

 

 

1

PROFS-RESV

1

 

6

152

1

160

SOFTWARE

 

 

1

 

 

1

VIDEO

2

 

12

54

1

69

Totals

6

1

25

661

9

702

 

The Items Discharged and Reshelved table is shown to give a further indication of the volume of work at the Library’s various circulation desks.  Checking out materials is the first part of the task; checking in materials and reshelving them is the other part.

 

Items Discharged and Reshelved

Item Library

Total Checkins

ATHENS

824

DEMOREST

6,239

MUSIC_LIB

10

UNDEFINED

20

All Item Library Total

7,093

 

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Document Delivery

The mission of the Document Delivery Unit of the Public Services Department is: 

  • to provide timely access to learning resources not owned by the Arrendale Library;
  • to provide timely access to the Library’s own materials for remote users. 

 

The activities of the Document Delivery Service are given direction and focus by these statements from the Library’s Mission and Purposes Statements: 

  • to support the academic programs of the College wherever they are located;
  • to provide access to the world of resources both within and outside of the bounds of the Library, which will support the College's academic programs of study.

 

Document Delivery is an umbrella term for its two main subdivisions, Interlibrary Loan and Intralibrary Loan.   Interlibrary Loan or ILL is the service through which a library borrows books or copies of journal articles from other libraries.  ILL also includes the lending of Arrendale Library’s materials to other libraries, in accordance with the requirements of participation in state, regional, and national ILL groups.  As can be seen, lending is as significant a part of the Document Delivery Unit’s activities as borrowing.

 

The Intralibrary Loan service supplies Athens or Cohort users with materials which are located at Demorest; and it supplies Demorest or Cohort users with materials located at Athens.  Most of the usage shown is attributable to providing cohort and Athens users with journal articles and books from the Arrendale Library’s collections.  It is worth noting that document delivery transactions nearly tripled in 2005-2006 compared to 2004-2005, from 124 to 360.

 

ILL Borrowing & Lending Transactions

Lending

Borrowing

Totals

Requests Initiated/Received

930

510

1,440

Requests Cancelled

15

15

30

Requests Filled - Total

484

452

936

Requests Filled - Loan

368

138

506

Requests Filled - Copy

116

314

430

Requests Unfilled

446

44

490

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

Document Delivery Transactions

 

 

360

 

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Electronic Resources

The mission of the Electronic Resources Unit of the Public Services Department is to develop and manage access to electronic resources and to provide timely support for users of those resources, wherever users are located.  This mission is given focus and direction by these statements in the Library’s Purpose Statements:

·         to provide the facilities, tools, and resources necessary to support the work of the students, faculty, and staff of the College;

  • to provide access to the world of resources both within and outside of the bounds of the Library, which will support the College's academic programs of study;

 

The Unit’s responsibilities include:

  • management of 3 servers at the Demorest location: the Unicorn Library Management System server; the server which hosts both the Library’s website and the Ezproxy remote access service; and the server which hosts Director’s Station, the Library’s statistical analysis server; management of all the workstations in the Demorest location, 28 public-access computers and 14 staff library computers;
  • development and maintenance of the Library’s website;
  • management of a wireless network inside the Demorest building;

·         training Library personnel in software use and troubleshooting;

·         selecting and licensing electronic resources; promoting the use of the licensed electronic resources provided by the Library; collecting usage statistics for the licensed electronic resources.

 

In the following two tables, usage statistics for selected resources are given.  It should be borne in mind that this usage was generated by a user community of approximately 2,300 people.

 

Electronic Resources Usage – Selected Services

 

Sessions

Searches

Articles Displayed

GALILEO

17,075

113,502

43,549

Figures for the next six GALILEO services are provided to show greater usage detail.

Academic Search Premier

 

27,718

25,113

PsycArticles

 

2,582

1,645

ABI/Inform

 

14,188

2,862

ERIC

 

23,285

3,526

Mental Measurements Yearbook

 

110

180

Lexis/Nexis

 

3,997

4,105

The following services are not part of GALILEO.

Literature Resource Center

953

4,612

1,227

WilsonWeb

25,840

59,001

15,070

Morningstar.Com

 

330

3,497

LION – Literature Online

1,770

7,213

4,749

American National Biography

24

79

68

Oxford English Dictionary

142

279

361

GroveMusic

148

288

543

GeoRef

93

341

37

Oxford Reference

480

1,323

700

 

Netlibrary Books Used, by Subject and Number of Accesses

Subject

Accesses

Literature

651

Education

553

Social Sciences: General

378

Business, Economics and Management

236

History: World and General

189

Religion

177

Medicine

157

Computer Science

131

Arts

110

Psychology

87

Philosophy

80

Library Science and Publishing

62

Political Science

61

Language and Linguistics

58

General Works and Reference

54

Home Economics

43

History: United States

35

Sports and Recreation

33

Law

31

Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing

27

Mathematics and Statistics

24

Biology and Life Sciences

12

Other

11

Agriculture

11

Science: General

10

Travel and Geography

8

Physics

6

Chemistry

5

Sociology and Anthropology

4

Networking and Telecommunications

3

Earth Sciences

2

Total Number of Accesses

3,249

 

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Technical Services Department

Acquisitions

The mission of the Acquisitions Unit of the Technical Services Department is to acquire and make ready for use the Library materials requested through the Library’s Collection Development Program.  This mission is given focus and direction by this sentence from the  Library’s Mission and Purpose Statements:

·         to provide the facilities, tools, and resources necessary to support the work of the students, faculty, and staff of the College;

 

The following tables show the number of new works ordered in 2005-2006 by item type and by the school/department from which orders originated.

 

New Titles Ordered by Item Type

ItemType

Items

Ordered

BOOK

1,221

CURRMATS

45

MUSIC-REC

2

NURSVIDS

11

ONLINE

18

REF-BOOK

59

SCORE

147

VIDEO

122

 

Items Ordered and Received by School/Department

 

Items

Ordered

Items

Received

Reference

50

46

Collection Development

533

460

Education

424

378

Nursing

31

24

Business

65

59

A&S – Art

62

42

A&S – Humanities

261

209

A&S – MassComm

75

73

A&S – MathPhys

54

47

A&S – Music

67

58

A&S – NatSci

62

58

A&S – SocSci

203

190

A&S – Theatre

15

12

Totals

1,902

1,656

 

The categories of school/department are based on the assignment of call number ranges to the departmental structure of the College, as shown in the table found at Appendix 2.

 

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Cataloging & Database Maintenance

            The mission of the Cataloging & Database Maintenance Unit of the Technical Services Department is to develop and maintain as accurately as possible the contents of MAYFLOWER online catalog.  This mission is given further focus and direction by these sentences from the Library’s Mission and Purposes Statements:

·         to provide the facilities, tools, and resources necessary to support the work of the students, faculty, and staff of the College;

  • to provide access to the world of resources both within and outside of the bounds of the Library, which will support the College's academic programs of study;

 

            The Unit’s responsibilities include adding new bibliographic records for materials as needed, correcting and enhancing records as needed, deleting records for discarded materials, and maintaining and enhancing the authority records needed to support the authorized headings in all records.  The Unit observes, to the extent practicable, all nationally recognized standards for cataloging of library materials and the formation of authorized headings.

            The following table shows the number of new records and items added to the catalog in 2005-2006 by item type.  It also shows the number of times records were altered by library staff or by automated procedures.

 

Cataloging Activity by Item Type and Action

ItemType

Records

Created

Items

Created

Records

Edited

ARCHIVAL

 

 

0

AUDIO-REC

 

 

0

AV-EQUIP

3

3

6

BINDER

2

2

4

BOOK

1,446

2,741

4,187

CURRMATS

36

71

107

eBook

4,562

8,629

13,191

E-GOVDOC

58,747

66,029

124,776

ILL-BORR

116

228

344

MUSIC-REC

164

266

430

NURSVIDS

17

25

42

ONLINE

2

4

6

ONORDER

7

14

21

PERIODICAL

5

6

11

PROFS-RESV

32

58

90

REF-BOOK

57

101

158

SCORE

144

288

432

TEST-MATS

 

 

 

UNDEFINED

443

 

443

VIDEO

135

253

388

 

65,918

78,718

144,636

 

 

 

 

 

Authorities

Created

Authorities

Edited

 

Authority Records

23,431

6,807

 

 

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Library Administration

            The mission of the Library’s Administration is to facilitate all of the Library’s everyday work and long-term planning using the Mission and Purposes of the Library as a framework.  This mission is given further focus and direction by the parts of the College’s Vision, Mission and Goals for 2005–2010 quoted above.  The Administration is particularly concerned with these two statements from the Library’s Mission and Purposes, which have not been addressed thus far in this document:

 

  • to provide, beyond the immediate needs of the academic program, a selection of resources that portray the intellectual heritage of humanity;
  • to provide an environment that encourages the most effective use of the Library by students, faculty, and staff;

 

Managing the Building

            The Library Administration is very concerned to develop and maintain a pleasant, safe environment in the Arrendale Library building for the Library’s users and for the Library’s staff.  Accordingly, the building’s security and physical environment is constantly monitored to forestall problems before they arise.  In addition to what is required of Library faculty and staff professionally, all staff are trained to deal with common problems such as what to do when various alarms sound; how to report problems with lights or the restrooms; how to deal with unacceptable behavior in the building; how to deal with users and the Library’s food and drink policies; how to call for help with the elevator; how to adjust the thermostats; and so on. 

 

Collection Development

            The Library Administration has the responsibility to shape the content of the Library’s collections, both to satisfy immediate curricular needs and to provide the representative sample of the intellectual heritage of humanity spoken of in the Library’s Mission and Purposes.  The collection development effort relies partly on the subject expertise of the College’s faculty.  The Administration works with department chairs, deans, the Library Subcommittee of the Curriculum & Programs Committee, and the College’s Administration to create an equitable allocation of funds to the various divisions of the College and to plan for future developments.  As part of the Collection Development Program, the Library’s Administration and faculty make themselves aware of problems in the collections; and as time and funds allow, replacements for lost titles are purchased, as are new titles to fill in significant gaps in subject coverage.

            In 2005-2006, the Library purchased over 125 new books identified as desirable additions through an analysis of interlibrary loan borrowing in 2003-2004 and 2004-2005.  This analysis was made possible by new statistical tools by the ILL system provider, OCLC.  An annual analysis of interlibrary loan borrowing will now become a feature of the collection development efforts of the Library.  In the last few years, the making of purchasing decisions based on ILL borrowing has become widely considered a best practice in academic librarianship.

            As part of a long-term effort to purchase current editions of primary texts in all disciplines, the Library purchased about 75 volumes from the Library of America to fill out its holdings.  The texts are essential for any academic library, and the quality of both the construction of the books themselves and of the scholarship represented in the versions of texts presented and introductions to them is at the highest level.

            As part of a long-term effort to provide a more richly developed collection of musical scores for the use of the Department of Music, the Library purchased nearly 150 new titles in 2005-2006. 

 

Planning for Piedmont College Library in Athens

            The Library Administration has the responsibility to lead the assessment of the Library’s efforts and to plan for the Library’s future.  It does so in consultation with the Library’s faculty and staff, the College’s administration, and the Library Committee, which includes student representation. 

            The overwhelming planning concern in 2005-2006 concerned the need for greatly expanded library facilities, services, and collections at Piedmont College in Athens beginning in Fall 2007.  So far, the College’s Administration has decided that beginning in Fall 2007, Heritage Hall will house only the Library, weekend classroom spaces, and some public-access computing facilities.  Heritage Hall and all its functions will be managed by the Library.  Services will be provided throughout the day and evening Monday – Friday.  There will be some Saturday and Sunday hours also.

            The Library of Piedmont College in Athens needs to become much more of what library users expect.  Collections on site must expand as must our ability to provide easy access to the Demorest collections.  There will need to be spaces for private study and group study.  There will need to be a periodicals reading room, with newpapers and magazines of current news and opinion.  There will need to be an expanded professional and paraprofessional staff to provide the formal and informal individual and group instruction and assistance provided at the Arrendale Library in Demorest.

            Some of these anticipated needs already exist.  The number of items checked out and checked in and reshelved in Athens grew considerable between 2004-2005 and 2005-2006.  The number of exchanges of materials between Demorest and Athens nearly tripled between 2004-2005 and 2005-2006, from 124 to 360.  In over 90% of such transfers, Demorest materials were sent for use in Athens.  In addition, the number of instructional presentations and attendance increased significantly, as did reference encounters.  It should be borne in mind that the service week at the Library at Athens is only 35 hours, and the staff available is .75FTE permanent staff and 1FTE student workers.  Even in the absence of a greatly expanded College in Athens, these increases provide a clear indication that improvements in staffing at Piedmont College Library, Athens, are needed.  The level of public contact and instruction strongly indicated the need for a full-time librarian on-site.

 

Athens Circulation

 

Checkouts

Checkins

2004-2005

362

276

2005-2006

864

824

Increase

502

548

 

Athens Instructional Activity by Type

 

Programs

Presented

Attendance

2004-2005

18

295

2005-2006

25

422

Increase by Types

7

127

 

Athens Reference Activity by Type

 

Reference Questions

In Person

Reference Questions

Distance

Other

Assistance

2004-2005

1,755

132

457

2005-2006

2,170

776

1,634

Increase by Types

415

644

1,177

 

            One particular aspect of the expansion of Athens concerns the need for on-site collections.  The Library has known for years that it possesses many heretofore unneeded duplicate copies of books.  Most of these duplicates are in the very areas where the Library needs to provide expanded collections in Athens, for example, education, literature, history, and the social sciences. 

            The Library therefore began a project in Spring 2006, which will run through the current academic year, to mark all duplicate books for transfer to the Athens Library.  It is anticipated that this transfer will provide an additional 6,000 titles to the very basic collection of approximately 2,000 titles already available.  This collection will move to Athens during Summer 2007.  Thus, on opening day of the new Piedmont College in Athens, there will be a basic collection ready for use, which can then be built upon in years to come.

 

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Appendix 1.  Collection Size as of October 24, 2006

 

Demorest

Athens

Electronic
Resources

Music
Library

All
Libraries

ItemType

Total
Titles

Total Volumes

Total
Titles

Total Volumes

Total
Titles

Total Volumes

Total
Titles

Total
Volumes

Total
Titles

Total
Volumes

ARCHIVAL

43

47

 

 

 

 

 

 

43

47

AUDIO-REC

17

66

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

66

AV-EQUIP

22

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

24

BINDER

137

178

2

2

 

 

 

 

139

180

BOOK

72,463

82,090

2,155

2,239

 

 

 

 

74,105

84,329

CURRMATS

229

920

28

54

 

 

 

 

244

974

DUMMY

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

E_RESERVE

15

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

15

eBook

 

 

 

 

53,847

53,847

 

 

53,847

53,847

E-GOVDOC

1

1

 

 

63,056

63,056

 

 

63,057

63,057

EJOURNAL

 

 

 

 

141

141

 

 

141

141

ETEXT

 

 

 

 

15,005

15,005

 

 

15,005

20,002

ILL-BORR

173

173

 

 

 

 

 

 

173

173

MICROFICHE

4

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

4

MUSIC-REC

3

3

 

 

 

 

579

704

582

707

NURSVIDS

134

230

 

 

 

 

 

 

134

230

ONLINE

1

1

 

 

41

41

 

 

42

42

ONORDER

9

9

5

5

 

 

 

 

14

14

PERIODICAL

753

753

 

 

 

 

 

 

753

753

PROFS-RESV

484

512

22

36

 

 

 

 

506

548

RECORDER

4

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

4

REF-BOOK

3,119

7,596

45

96

 

 

10

30

3,141

7,722

SCORE

6

6

 

 

 

 

1,140

1,620

1,146

1,626

SOFTWARE

22

30

4

5

 

 

 

 

25

35

TEMP-MATL

10

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

25

TEST-MATS

 

 

9

15

 

 

 

 

9

15

UNDEFINED

1,395

 

7

 

32

 

11

 

1,446

1

VIDEO

1,143

1,902

181

365

 

 

 

 

1,276

2,267

 

80,188

94,590

2,458

2,817

132,122

132,090

1,740

2,354

215,901

236,849

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microforms

 

 

Periodicals

 

 

Material Types

Titles

Pieces

 

 

Current Subscriptions

378

 

 

Journal Titles

227

20,430

 

 

Issues Received Annually

6,099

 

 

ERIC Documents

48,406

63,526

 

 

Bound Volumes

15,801

 

 

Totals

48,633

83,956

 

 

Microfiche Titles

227

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microfiche Volumes

898

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microfiche Pieces

20,430

 

 

 

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Appendix 2. 

Table of College Schools/Departments Mapped to Library of Congress Call Number Ranges for Analysis Purposes

 

School/Department

Call Number
Range

LC Class Area

A&S--Art

N1-NZ9999

Art

A&S--Art

TR1-TR9999

Photography

A&S--Art

TT1-TX9999

Handicrafts

A&S--Humanities

B1-BD9999

Philosophy

A&S--Humanities

BH1-BJ9999

Philosophy

A&S--Humanities

BL1-BX9999

Religion

A&S--Humanities

P1-PN1551

Language & Literature

A&S--Humanities

PN6010-PT9999

Language & Literature

A&S--MassComm

HE7601-HE9721

Telecommunications Industries

A&S--MassComm

PN4699-PN5650

Journalism

A&S--Mathematics & Physics

QA1-QA9999

Mathematics

A&S--Mathematics & Physics

QC1-QC9999

Physics

A&S--Mathematics & Physics

TA1-TC9999

General & Hydraulic Engineering

A&S--Mathematics & Physics

TE1-TN9999

Materials, Mechanical, Electrical, & Industrial Engineering

A&S--Music

M1-MZ9999

Music

A&S--Natural Sciences

Q1-Q385

General Science

A&S--Natural Sciences

QB1-QB9999

Astronomy

A&S--Natural Sciences

QD1-QZ9999

Natural Sciences

A&S--Natural Sciences

S1-SZ9999

Agriculture

A&S--Natural Sciences

TD1-TD9999

Environmental Technology

A&S--Natural Sciences

TP1-TP9999

Chemical Engineering

A&S--Social Sciences

BF1-BF9999

Psychology

A&S--Social Sciences

C1-FZ9999

History

A&S--Social Sciences

G1-GC9999

Geography

A&S--Social Sciences

GF1-GT9999

Anthropology

A&S--Social Sciences

H1-HA9999

General Social Sciences

A&S--Social Sciences

HM1-HZ9999

Sociology

A&S--Social Sciences

J1-JZ9999

Political Science

A&S--Social Sciences

K1-KZZ9999

Law

A&S--Social Sciences

RC321-RC571

Psychology

A&S--Social Sciences

U1-UZ999

Military Science

A&S--Social Sciences

V1-VZ9999

Naval Science

A&S--Theatre

PN1560-PN3307

Drama & Theatre

Business

HB1-HE7496

Business

Business

HE9761-HJ9999

Business

Business

TS1-TS9999

Manufactures

Education

GV1-GV9999

Recreation

Education

L1-LZ9999

Education

Education

PZ3-PZ9999

Children's Literature

General/Library

A1-AZ9999

Generalities

General/Library

T1-T9999

Patents & Trademarks

General/Library

Z1-ZZ9999

Books. Libraries. Bibliography. Information Resources.

Nursing

R1-RC90

Medicine & Nursing

Nursing

RC600-RZ9999

Medicine & Nursing

 

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