Get Involved

True to our Tennessee roots, the efforts and talents of our volunteers are the heart and soul of Tenn-Share. Following are some of the ways you can get involved with Tenn-Share and reasons you might get involved:

Serve on a committee - Contact the Chair of a committee with which you would like to work.

Help develop a database consortium - If your library subscribes to an electronic resource and you think a group subscription would provide better rates, contact Jenifer Grady. You can help out by identifying and recruiting member libraries for group purchases that save everyone time and money.

Volunteer at annual events - DataFest and Fall Conference are big events that require lots of volunteer support pre-event and on the day of the event.

Submit a news item - Send news of interest to Tenn-Share member libraries to the Webmistresses for inclusion in Tenn-Share News, or post your news on the Tenn-Share listserv.

Share your special talents, skills, expertise* - Contact Tenn-Share's Executive Director if you have a special talent or skill you'd like to: a) use on behalf of Tenn-Share as an organization, or b) share with other Tennessee librarians as a workshop, webinar, conference program, etc.

*Current needs:

  • Special Library Representative


Why do people volunteer with Tenn-Share?

  • It's my job to be involved

  • It helps me serve my patrons better

  • I can dream bigger, outside the box

  • TS can implement what we can't

  • I was frustrated locally and wanted to branch out

  • I can network and develop a rapport with colleagues who are geographically diverse and from all library types

  • It helps me to remember that mine is not the only type

  • I owe Tenn-Share for what it has saved our library budget

  • TS serves all types of libraries

  • I'm nosy and want to know what's going on around the state.