Our sincere thanks to our sponsors: INGRAM CONTENT GROUP (Volunteer sponsor), EBSCO (River Pearls); ; University of Tennessee Knoxville (River Pearls); T-Mobile (Jubilee); Barnes and Noble Cool Springs (Smoky); IEEE (Smoky)


DataFest 2017DataFest 2017 is Thursday, October 26, at the Nashville Public Library Conference Center

The Tenn-Share DataFest is a day-long vendor fair and conference held each year for Tenn-Share member library staff. It is free for staff, and a nominal fee for vendors.

Attendee registration - IT'S FREE! We may also be offering tours of Nashville (there may be a fee) on Thursday after the event. and Dine-Arounds (have dinner at a restaurant and converse about a particular topic) Choose the one you may be interested in on the registration form. 

  1. Walking history tour - Guides will personally take you back into Nashville's past and walk you to many historic locations.

  2. Walking food tour - Tour, eat and drink at three downtown or east Nashville (TBD) restaurants.

  3. Bus music tour - Ride along with a real Nashville songwriter and get pumped up with a hilarious tour guide who will be telling one of a kind music stories

Sponsor and vendor registration 

Vendor presentation submission form
Vendor logo upload

Each year's DataFest Committee meets in the late spring and summer to determine the "hot" areas in electronic resources.  A number of themes are developed, and vendors are invited to present certain products in 25-minutes sessions.   Because of space limitations, DataFest vendors do not have exhibit space, although they are welcome to meet with interested librarians in the hospitality area.  

The DataFest Committee strives to offer our members several resources in the same category or subject area for comparison purposes.  We also attempt to appeal to all our membership types: academic, public, school and special. Please contact us if you want to participate.

Previous DataFests:
Volunteer ($1500 +)
Ingram Content Group

River Pearls ($1000)
EBSCO Information Services
University of Tennessee Knoxville*

Jubilee ($750+)

Smoky ($500)
Barnes and Noble - NEW!*

Which one is for you? Maybe all of them!
  • DataFest - Presentations from vendors providing products to each library type (Thursday)
  • School Library Collection Fair - K-12 library book vendors (Thursday)
  • Fall Conference - Librarian presentations in each library type, panels, discussions, and a keynote. (Friday)