Please complete this brief survey to help the New Projects Committee determine what Tenn-Share should investigate next to leverage our diverse state-wide membership into doing the most good. There are just seven choices, plus whatever you want to add. The chair would appreciate your feedback by the end of May, 2013.
Kevin Merriman is the Chair of the New Projects Committee and he is also looking to recruit a few committee members from the different constituencies, so please contact him with people you know who have talent for investigation, evaluation, and communications. kevin [dot] merriman [at] memphis [dot] edu.
The full charge of the committee is:
Identify specific projects (and sub-projects when applicable) with timelines and measurable objectives
which independently or collectively would realize one or more of the following (modified) goals of the Strategic Plan:
- Explore, identify, and recommend additional services/products that could be offered that would levy surcharges.
- Explore, identify, and recommend grant and sponsorship opportunities.
- Explore, identify, and recommend Implement additional consortial purchasing of ebooks
Submitted by jen4tenn on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 11:28am
If you haven't heard already, Tenn-Share's spring offers are on the Databases page - http://tenn-share.org/resources/databases. They are organized by library type. Please indicate if you are interested in a subscription for your library by Friday, April 26th. Completing the form does not obligate your library, it just means that I should forward you a quote. Participation is for members only. Also, after receiving member response and quotes, participation numbers will determine whether Tenn-Share goes forward with a database discount group.
Tenn-Share has a number of renewals coming up in the next few months for current offers - see the Databases page for details about the resources. If you are thinking about or interested in joining our existing groups for the databases listed below, please respond by Friday, April 5. Please fill out this brief form - http://www.tenn-share.org/resources/summer2013renewals. Completing the form does not obligate your library to purchase - it just tells Tenn-Share that you want a quote. If your library already subscribes to these resources through Tenn-Share, we will contact you in a few weeks. Thank you!
(Alexander Street Press) World History in Video-July 1
(Columbia) Granger's World of Poetry-July 1
(Columbia) CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online-July 1
Tenn-Share seeks interns who are currently in library school for two initiatives. Both internships are unpaid but the knowledge gained will be invaluable as you begin your career. Tenn-Share is Tennessee’s consortium, serving libraries of all types. Tenn-Share’s 600+ member libraries save money on materials by taking advantage of multiple resource sharing services including a statewide courier service for interlibrary loan and cooperative electronic resource purchases. Learn about the inner workings of a diverse association with this special opportunity. If you are interested, please complete the Internship Volunteer form.
Internship #1: Return on Investment (ROI) study requires
• advanced skill with reading, manipulating and creating Excel spreadsheets
• the ability to synthesize multiple data sources
• experience with converting data analysis to narrative formats
• extraordinary attention to detail
• good organizational skills
• interest in library materials budgeting (preferred)
Internship #1 Details
Complete Return on Investment (ROI) study, analyzing the past three years of data for each database, consortial discounts and price increases, and provide a report on savings for all members participating in group database purchases. In addition to ROI, this will provide data for decision-making by Tenn-Share’s Electronic Resources Committee and Executive Board.
Time commitment: 30 hours total
Internship #2: Membership and office assistance requires
• Availability 2 hours per week
• skill with reading, manipulating and creating Excel spreadsheets
• customer service experience
• strong writing skills
• extraordinary attention to detail
• good organizational skills
• effective interpersonal communication skills
Time commitment: 2 hours per week through June 2013 (negotiable)
Internship #2 Details
Intern will update subscription, courier and membership lists. Intern will provide invaluable assistance during the beginning of the membership cycle.
Contact members when emails bounce back and update relevant spreadsheets/records with new contact information.
Other duties as assigned.
Both interns must be dependable, communicate well and regularly with Tenn-Share’s Executive Director, and sign a confidentiality agreement.
Submitted by jen4tenn on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 12:18pm
Tenn-Share welcomes the following to the Board of Directors. These new Board members will serve from January 2013 through December 2014:
Vice-President and President-Elect, Joe Weber, Director of Library Services at the Felix G. Woodward Library, Austin Peay State University in Clarksville (to serve as President from January 2014 through December 2015)
Secretary, Sara Casey, Librarian at St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School, Memphis
Academic Representative, Kevin Merriman, Head of Collection Management at the University of Memphis
Academic Representative, Charlie Remy, Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Treasurer, Stephanie Sutton, Director of Library Technical Services at the Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville
Public Representative, Mary Jane Spehar, Head of Public Services at the Chattanooga Public Library
Public Representative, Barbara Shelton, Director of the Jefferson County Public Library in Jefferson City
School Representative, Krystal McReynolds, School Librarian at Lincoln Elementary Library, Kingsport City Schools
We would like to thank the Board members who served from January 2011 to December 2012, developing Tenn-Share’s latest Strategic Plan, participating in committee work, and carrying the organization through staffing transitions from January 2011 to December 2012.
Vice-President, Robert Benson, Director of Library Services at Roane State Community College in Harriman
Secretary, Joe Weber, Director of Library Services at the Felix G. Woodward Library, Austin Peay State University in Clarksville
Treasurer, Sue Maszaros, Collection Management Librarian at the Lila D. Bunch Library, Belmont University, Nashville
Academic Representative, Christy Groves, User Services Coordinator at the Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro
Academic Representative, Anna Beth Morgan, Associate Vice President for Academic Resources and Director of the Library, Emma Waters Summer Library at Union University, Jackson
Public Representative, Rita Shacklett, Director at the Linebaugh Public Library, Murfreesboro
Public Representative, Bob Swanay, Library Director at the Johnson City Public Library, Johnson City
Special Representative, Deborah Taylor, Assistant Professor, Acquisitions at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis
School Representative, Leah Allison, Director of Library Services at St. George's Independent Schools, Collierville