Tenn-Share Board Nominations We need you to serve January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019 in one of the following positions (see why you should consider it below). Board Treasurer Academic Library Representative from West TN Academic Library Representative from Middle TN Public Library Representative from West TN School Library Representative from West TN Special Library Representative from one of the Grand Divisions of TN Special Library Representative from one of the Grand Divisions of TN Former Board members can tell you why you should serve: I enjoyed the Strategic Planning; it helped me think about the organization in creative ways and learn what roles TS played in the past as well as its possibilities in the future. I also learned so much from other professionals: how to think about information accessibility from other libraries' points of view. Being in a community college setting, I don't think about the nonexistent budget of a rural elementary school library or how a public library might handle an ILL, or the issues that a large university might run into with archiving information, etc. These discussions provided me a broader appreciation of other libraries' struggles and triumphs in gaining accessibility for their patrons. The members were top-notch leaders, and it was an honor to listen and converse with them. They were so knowledgeable and approachable.
The Tennessee Resource Sharing Award may be presented annually to any person, institution or organization in Tennessee that has done outstanding work in promoting resource sharing within and among Tennessee Libraries and other information agencies. The recipient will be recognized based on efforts to make available shared library and/or information resources that benefit the organizations involved and the patrons they serve, and that would not be available to them without cooperative efforts. The award recipient will receive a plaque, and in their honor $100 will be given to a library or other institution of the recipient's choice that provides resource sharing among Tennessee libraries, with the money being earmarked for resource-sharing services. Nominate someone or yourself! The award will be presented at the Fall Conference on Friday, October 27th during the Welcome Address. See past award winners on the Tenn-Share website.
Jenifer Grady, Tenn-Share Executive Director, was asked about the tremendous savings that Tennessee K-12 and public libraries receive from Swank Motion Pictures, Inc./Movie Licensing USA. See the video.