Fall Conference

Tenn-Share Fall Conference

The 2014 Fall Conference will be held on Friday, September 26.  Tenn-Share hosts a Fall Conference every year, focusing on resource-sharing opportunities for all types of libraries.  Please complete the call for proposals below if  you would like to present.

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Keynote speakers

  • Dr. Joni Black, Executive Director of the Greater Western Library Alliance, will be talking about the Occam’s Reader Project.

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    Highlights from previous Fall Conferences

    The 2013 Fall Conference was held on Friday, September 20th, at the Nashville Public Library Conference Center.  The theme of the 2013 Tenn-Share DataFest and Fall Conference is "Who are the people in your neighborhood?"  Effectively serving our libraries' diverse users" serving  diverse communities. Elements that comprise diversity can include language, socioeconomic levels, religion, ethnicity/race, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, geographic location, education level (Common Core and Complete College Tennessee Act), national origin, immigration status, political beliefs, and more.

    The 2012 Fall Conference was held on Friday, September 28.  The theme was The Future of Resource Sharing: It's Still About the Book, and it featured:

    • Brett Bonfield, director at Collingswood (NJ) Public Library was the keynote speaker who challenged us to think about the Hundred Year Library.
    • Sessions were held about the Firefly courier service, Digital Rights Management Patron-Driven Acquisitions and the future of resource sharing.

    The 2011 Fall Conference was held on Friday, October 28 and featured:

    • Keynote speaker Eric Forte, Member Consultant at OCLC, on OCLC's Perceptions of Libraries, 2010 report, a sequel to the 2005 Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources
    • A panel discussion following the keynote address, led by Dr. Steven Smith, Dean of Libraries, UT Knoxville
    • Sessions on the new Volunteer Voices website, the OCLC resource sharing platform, WorldCat Local, and ebooks

    The 2010 Fall Conference was held on Friday, October 29 and featured:

    The 2009 Fall Conference was held on Friday, October 30 and featured:

    • Keynote speaker Matt Goldner of OCLC
    • Sessions on Smarter, Faster, Cheaper resources
    • TEL 10th Birthday celebration
    • Check out the photos

    The 2008 Fall Conference featured:

    • Tennessee's Digital Debut of Volunteer Voices
    • Keynote speaker Sherrie Galloway Library of Congress Educator in Residence
    • Sessions on other digital collections from across the state
    • Check out photos