Thanks to - Ingram Book Company - University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Absolute Wireless (Sprint) - Baker & Taylor - Cengage - EBSCO - LibraryH3lp - Follett - Expak Logistics

DataFest

2016 DataFest
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Nashville Public Library Conference Center
REGISTRATION (read about the Dine-Around options for Thursday evening, also)
THEME: Innovation and Inspiration: Bringing the best to your work and your library  
DataFest 2016 Schedule
DataFest Vendor Presentation Descriptions
TEL Training

For 2016, DataFest will be held on Thursday, September 29, at the Nashville Public Library Conference Center, Main Branch downtown. 

The Tenn-Share DataFest is a free day-long vendor fair and conference held each year at the Nashville Public Library Conference Center. Iit's a time to bring vendors and library staff together to talk, share and learn. We also have TEL Training sessions all day.

DataFest invites vendors to talk about "hot" areas in electronic resources, appealing to all our membership types: academic, public, school and special.  This year the theme is 

 

Absolute Wireless Absolute Wireless  
Baker & Taylor Baker & Taylor  
Britannica Digital Learning Britannica Digital Learning  
Cengage Cengage  
EBSCO - Keynote Speaker sponsor EBSCO  
Education Networks of America  
Firefly Courier with Expak Logistics Expak Logistics  
Follett Follett  
Ingram Content Group Ingram  
LibraryH3lp  
Movie Licensing USA Movie Licensing USA  
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
(Cincinnati, OH)
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center  
OCLC OCLC  
Oxford University Press Oxford University Press  
ProQuest ProQuest  
Scholastic Library Publishing Scholastic  
Springshare Springshare  
Thomson Reuters Thomson Reuters  
UT Knoxville Volunteer Sponsor

Dine-Arounds

Have dinner plans? Once again, DataFest will offer Dine-arounds! Plan to join a Tenn-Share Dine-Around Thursday evening after DataFest. Enjoy the company of your fellow Tenn-Share member library staff at one of several local restaurants with your choice of interesting conversation topics.  You can register for Dine-Arounds when you register to attend DataFest.

Meet and mingle with other library professionals while sharing information about timely themes. Each attendee is responsible for their bill and gratuity.  Please meet your group in the front lobby of the NPL at 5:00 p.m.  Locations and hosts subject to change.  There may be a limit on how many attendees we will have at each restaurant.
 

  • Discovery Systems - hosted by Mary Ellen Sloane, Science Librarian, Middle Tennessee State University; Koto Sushi Bar, 421 Union St.

  • Leadership Development - hosted by Steve Smith, Dean, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Palm restaurant, 140 5th Ave. S.

  • Staff Training and Development - hosted by Pat Van Zandt, Dean, East Tennessee State University; Chauhan Ale and Masala House123 12th Ave. N.

  • TEL - hosted by Erin Loree, TEL Coordinator, Tennessee State Library and Archives; Flying Saucer restaurant, 111 10th Ave. S. #310

  • Using computers with cash drawers - hosted by Mary Jane Spehar, Chattanooga Public Library; Amerigo's, 1920 West End Ave.


The Tenn-Share DataFest is a free day-long vendor fair and conference held each year at the Nashville Public Library Conference Center. In 2014, we celebrated 10 years of bringing vendors and library staff together to talk, share and learn. Vendor and sponsor registration

Future dates for 2017-2018

 

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:
Sponsors
Volunteer ($1500 +)
Ingram Book Company
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Jubilee ($750)
Absolute Wireless (Sprint)
Baker and Taylor
Cengage
EBSCO
LibraryH3lp

Smoky ($500)
Expak Logistics*
Follett

*pending

Which one is for you? 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)