BETHEL COLLEGE: Linda Kelly, Dee Dee Lollar
DYERSBURG STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Anne Reever
FREED-HARDEMAN UNIVERSITY: Jane Miller, Hope Shull, Sherry Jennette
JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Tiffany Anderson, Scott Cohen, Linda Hale, Gloria Hester
LAMBUTH UNIVERSITY: Jean Deck, Mary Roby
LANE COLLEGE: Darlene Brooks, Donna Hamlett, Ms. Williamson, Yolanda Yarbrorough
UNION UNIVERSITY: Pat Morris, Mary Platt
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS: Tom Mendina
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT MARTIN: John Bell, Linda Butler, Hank Emmans, Pat Greer, Earlene Moore, Jim Nance, Joel Stowers, Barbara Taylor
After lunch, the various institutions described what was going on in their libraries:
Mention was made of the July 19 consortium meeting at Union at which vendors would describe their full-text databases.
The new library director will be named soon. A master planning team was brought in from St. Louis. which will make recommendations for Union's future.
A new library automation system has been selected with no date set for implementation.
Journal holdings are being reviewed and full-text databases are being considered.
Chris Johnson is now working nights and weekends and is full-time. Union is now open on Sundays from 2-5.
DYERSBURG STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dyersburg State is seeking a grant which will allow them to automate. They will be linking with the University of Memphis.
Anne Reever is going to create a new web page for Dyersburg State.
Because of budget cuts, several paper subscriptions to periodicals were dropped.
The Library will be using EBSCOHOST soon to access periodicals.
Anne Phillips will be retiring. Mary Roby will be the Cataloging Librarian. Jean Deck will be Reference Librarian and Lyda Kowalski will be in charge of Documents.
The new air conditioning system has been installed. Budget constraints are ongoing. A new computer room in the library has been completed. Word Processing, Internet access and access to electronic databases are now all together.
Lambuth has undergone a major rearrangement of its library.
Bethel College will not be closing. The college will attempt to get back on its feet.
The College is still working on SACS reports. SACS comes in the Spring of 1998.
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
The school is undergoing some severe budget cuts.
A sheet outlining off-campus courses from the University of Memphis was passed out.
Tom Mendina talked about the upcoming symposium "Ethics of Electronic information in the 21st century" on September 26 at the University of Memphis.
There is a new roof on the building. There are 2 new computers with Netscape and 2 additional computers for e-mail in their library.
The new Library Director is Hope Shull who will start on August 15 after Jane Miller's retirement.
There is a new 3 year plan for the library.
The new library is about finished inside. The outside had already been completed. They will move into new building after May 22.
Lane College Library will be automating. Retrospective conversion remains to be done.
Lane is getting ready for a 1999 self-study.
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT MARTIN
A Friends of the Library group was recently organized. Anyone who contributes $50 can be a Friends member. For $100 someone can be a Patron. $300 or more allows someone to be a Member of the Directors Circle.
In addition, the UTM Library is raising money by selling inscribed bricks. For $300 someone can have an inscribed brick on a walkway in front of the library.
The UTM Library has a home page which provides links to every library department The OPAC can be accessed through the home page as can various databases, including FirstSearch. There is also telnet access to the OPAC (library.utm The username is public)
UTM is working on an electronic reference page which would allow patrons to send reference questions.
Barbara Taylor will be retiring in June from the Cataloging Department.
The UTM library is still continuing the classification of their periodicals into the LC system.
Jim Nance suggested that the consortium or one individual school hire someone to work at the UTK library (with the largest periodical collection in the state). Students would make requests and that person would send articles to them.
Joel Stowers then described the Periodicals Revitalization Project at UTM. He talked about the cuts made to the periodical budget. Earlene Moore discussed how the UTM staff feels that periodical subscription deletions should involve faculty and that there are things which add value to periodicals such as tables of contents. UTM library now adds links to home pages of periodicals in their web page periodical list.
To determine which periodicals to drop, UTM did the following things:
JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Merry Bortz and Scott Cohen attended the DRA Users Conference in Clayton, Missouri, from March 1-4, 1997. Merry gave a presentation which described the JSCC inventory procedure using personal computers rather than the device that DRA sells to its customers called the TRAKKER.
Tiffany Anderson helped teach a course on Web page development to 17 JSCC faculty and administrators. She was also on a campus committee which redesigned the campus web page.
Gloria Hester worked closely with the Business Department in their successful efforts to become accredited. She coordinated collection development in the various subject areas.