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Board nonimations are open for 2018-2019

Tenn-Share Board Nominations: http://surveys7.membershipsoftware.org/ts/TakeSurvey.asp?PageNumber=1&SurveyID=34M873KK4ml11

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).

  • Vice-President/President-Elect

  • 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

Please secure permission of nominee, whose library must be a Tenn-Share member, before sending the nomination: 

Former Board members can tell you why you should serve:
  • This was the first time I've served on a board so I learned a great deal:

    • non-profit governance

    • balance sheets

    • budgets and funding

    • new initiatives

    • conference planning

  • I learned so much about libraries in Tennessee, our challenges, and the good work librarians are doing to meet them.

  • I met a number of people from all over the state and from different types of libraries that I don't usually interact with. I learned a lot more about Tenn-Share, which previously seemed like an enigma.

  • The orientation was the best orientation to a board that I have ever experienced.  I enjoyed networking with colleagues at the meetings. I also learned more about the overall library landscape in the state.

  • I learned a lot about all the different library types, how they operate, what types of needs they have. I believe this knowledge will be helpful for me in the future as I do try to partner with other libraries in the area. Now I better understand their needs and ways I can work with them.

  • 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.


 

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