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Memphis Area Library Council Reciprocal Borrowing Program is 2016 Tennessee Resource Sharing Award Recipient

During the 2016 Tenn-Share Fall Conference welcome, Joe Weber, Past-President, presented the Tenn-Share Tennessee Resource Sharing Award to the Memphis Area Library Council (MALC). In the fall of 2013, MALC began its Reciprocal Borrowing Program for students, faculty, and staff of thirteen Memphis college and university libraries to borrow print material from any participating library, which includes nearly every college and university library in the Memphis area.

The MALC Reciprocal Borrowing Program has greatly expanded access to library materials for over 50,000 students enrolled in Memphis area colleges and universities as well as the several thousand faculty and staff employed at those institutions.  Smaller colleges supply access to specialized collections and larger universities supply access to research collections.

Courtney Fuson is 2016 Deanna Nipp-Kientz Volunteer of the Year

During the the 2016 Tenn-Share Fall Conference welcome, Leah Allison, President, presented the Deanna Nipp-Kientz Memorial Award to Courtney Fuson, Electronic & Educational Resources Librarian at Belmont University. Courtney is currently one of the co-webmistresses for Tenn-Share and has been involved with Tenn-Share in since 2010, when she was the Learn & Discover chair, coordinating Tenn-Share's online statewide training program for library staff. She began serving as a co-webmistress in 2011. Courtney has served on several DataFest and Fall Conference committees as well. She has helped design and maintain Tenn-Share's websites and social media presence, provided technical support, and worked to help maintain Tenn-Share's membership database. When asked to help with a task, Courtney never says "no," and her knowledge and work ethic are exemplary. She truly epitomizes Deanna Nipp-Kientz's attitudes of service,  hard work, and dedication to Tenn-Share.

Nominations for Tennessee Resource Sharing Award

The Tennessee Library Resource Sharing Award is 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(s) 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.

Nominations will be accepted through this form until Friday, September 2, 2016. The Tenn-Share website provides a list of recent recipients.

The award will be presented at Fall Conference on Friday, September 30, at the Nashville Public Library Conference Center.

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