Events: Florida Library Snapshot Day, 2011

October 13, 2011

On Thursday, October 13, the L.W. Tyree Library took part in the statewide Florida Library Snapshot Day. The library was open as usual from 7:00am to 10:00pm, with a total of 2,006 visitors. Here is a look at what happened in the library that day.


Library Circulation Desk

On October 13, a total of 184 items were loaned out, 36 items were renewed, 1 hold was placed, and 197 items were returned.

Circulation by Borrower Type
Borrower Type Loans Renewals Holds Returns
2 Year Student 168 36 1 169
Faculty 9 0 0 18
Adjunct 0 0 0 4
Full Time Staff 1 0 0 1
Part Time Staff 3 0 0 1
Reciprocal Borrower 1 0 0 1
ILL 2 0 0 3
Total 184 36 1 197
Circulation by Item Type
Item Type Loans Renewals Holds Returns
Audio CD 8 0 0 1
Book 118 33 1 140
Calculator 2 0 0 1
CD-ROM 3 2 0 3
DVD 10 1 0 6
Headphones 8 0 0 8
Study Room 33 0 0 34
VHS 1 0 0 3
Whiteboard 1 0 0 1
Total 184 36 1 197

Reference Assistance

Library Reference Desk

The librarians on the second and third reference desk answered a total of 55 reference questions and 4 in-depth research consultations throughout the day.

Library Instruction

IL Session Sign

Librarian Nance Lempinen-Leedy provided a library instruction session for Bill Stephenson's ENL2012 (English Literature) class. 20 students learned about library resources specific to their research needs in the library's computer classroom, Y-130.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

The L.W. Tyree Library is serving as one of many campus drop-off locations for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, to benefit local food pantries.

Santa Fe Showcase

Santa Fe Showcase

Hundreds of eighth-graders from middle schools across Alachua and Bradford County took part in the annual Santa Fe Showcase. This event takes eighth-graders around campus to get a sense of what Santa Fe College is all about and get them excited for college in the future.

One stop the groups made was to the library, where library director Myra Sterrett and librarians Diana Matthews and Trenita White gave quick talks about how the library supports Santa Fe College students.

Library Mystery Night

Library Mystery Night

The library's annual Mystery Night is always a big event, and for the third year, librarians dressed up as literary characters from famous mysteries, such as A Rose For Emily and Hound of the Baskervilles. Students followed clues to discover the murderer or the solution to their mystery by visiting multiple locations within the library.

The October 13th evening event was held specifically for 32 college athletes, including the women's basketball and women's fast-pitch teams.

Hear From Our Users

"It's a nice quiet place to study by yourself or with a group. Helpful staff." -- Library User (High Springs, FL)

"Great place to study and look up what u need while working. Convenient being close to class for last minute reference. Librarians very helpful." -- Frank Serrano

"They are doing a great job. That's why I come to the library every two or three days a week." -- Azuz Beduon Youmes (Gainesville, FL)

"Coffee, study space, & comfy chairs! There are lots of books too. I also like the 3 level difference because it gives people options for what they need to consentrate on!" -- Library User