Registration is open through Friday, September 19th, for Tenn-Share’s 2014 Fall Conference, to be held Friday, September 26, at the Nashville Public Library. Dr. Joni Blake, Executive Director of the Greater Western Library Alliance, will be the keynote speaker, explaining the innovative Occam's Reader software for interlibrary loan of electronic books. The schedule is now posted.
The conference also offers a number of terrific sessions designed to stimulate ideas, answer questions, and provoke discussion. Presentation topics include:
Building from Foundation to Vista: K-16 Information Literacy Standards in Tennessee
A New Model for Assessing Relative Interest in E-books Compared to Print
Book Xchange: How Public Libraries Can Partner With K-12s
How Does She Do It? How a Bookseller-Turned-Librarian Brought a Rural Public Library Back to Life
Free Federal Resources for Financial Literacy
Makerspaces (2 separate sessions tailored for Academic and K-12 libraries)
The Digital Public Library of America
Understanding Non-profit Financial Statements
The $30 registration fee includes lunch, and also provides a wonderful opportunity to network with other library professionals from around the state. Reduced fees are available for library school students, retirees, and newly minted librarians. So don’t delay, register today at http://www.tenn-share.org/2014registration. You’ll be glad you did.
At this year’s DataFest, Thursday, September 25, at the Nashville Public Library, Tenn-Share is celebrating ten years of bringing library professionals and vendors together to talk, share, explore and learn. A special feature this year is “10 for Tenn,” concise, ten minute (or less) mini-sessions on a variety of topics. In addition, 17 vendors will be conducting 25 or 45 minute sessions about their products (the schedule is online). Please register by Thursday, September 18, 2014.
In conjunction with DataFest is the annual School Library Collection Fair. We are inviting all of your favorite vendors, publishers and database distributors that serve the school library market.
Tenn-Share’s 2014 DataFest, School Library Collection Fair and Fall Conference will be held at Nashville Public Library on September 25th and 26th. Registration is now open at http://www.tenn-share.org/2014registration.
Please help us spread the word. Share with your friends, followers and colleagues. Let’s make these the best Tenn-Share events yet! After all, we're celebrating 10 years of DataFest, Fall Conference is always enlightening, and the School Library Collection Fair vendors are always eager to see you.
Submitted by jen4tenn on Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:00am
Tenn-Share thanks everyone who responded to the Biennial Database Survey. The survey captured the databases and services that Tennessee libraries subscribe to and use. The results are posted on the Tenn-Share Electronic Resources Committee webpage (http://www.tenn-share.org/committees/tserc). The spreadsheets are restricted for members only. The data are presented in five sets.
General Results (no cost information)
University of Tennessee/Tennessee Board of Regents (UT/TBR) Library Data
Academic (non-UT/TBR) Library Data
School Library Data
Public Library Data
Contact Tenn-Share if you have questions or concerns.
Tenn-Share is celebrating 10 years of DataFest and is excited about the opportunities that are shared at Fall Conference, to be held at the Nashville Public Library on September 25th and 26th.
There are 25-minute slots at DataFest for presentations by library staff who want to share how they are using specific tools to encourage resource sharing. Since this is the 10 year anniversary, presentations about the history of resource-sharing and Tenn-Share are also welcome. Please submit your ideas!
Fall Conference sessions are 50 minutes and will feature presentations, panels and workshops to share information about programs, services, resources, or strategies employed to meet the needs of a your population. Tenn-Share is seeking proposals that will be informative and relevant, based on theory, research, and practice; encourage opportunities for learner engagement; and/or demonstrate application to the work of participants. E-resource trends, big questions, selection, use, evaluation and promotion are all appropriate for Fall Conference presentations.
In addition, we are looking for 10 minute (or less) sessions that we are calling 10 for Tenn, which will be short talks about an experience, passion or best practice that can teach, entertain and inspire your colleagues. You can use no more than one slide per minute you're presenting, i.e., if you're presenting for 7 minutes, you would have no more than 7 slides.
If you can show how your staff and library deliver best practices using approaches for different types of users based on or supported by research, have cutting edge ideas, or want to stimulate and provoke discussion related to resource-sharing or e-resources, we want to hear from you! We invite entries from all library types, departmental roles and levels of staff.