Membership

Tenn-Share welcomes all libraries, museums, archives and other information agencies in the state of Tennessee as members. In 2013-2014, over 600 libraries joined Tenn-Share in our efforts to bring more resources to all of our libraries.

Please join us by filling out the Membership Application. If your library is already a member, the Primary Contact can RENEW within her/his profile, by following a few simple steps.

The dues structure is below and the preferred deadline is September 30, 2015, though you may renew at any time. Note new address: Tenn-Share, PO Box 331871, Nashville, TN 37203.

You will be reminded by the end of April each year about dues, which should be paid by September of the same year (Tenn-Share year is July-June).

Tenn-Share Membership Brochure
Tenn-Share Benefits and Savings:
  • You'll join a network of more than 600 libraries in Tennessee supporting resource-sharing efforts across the state. That's a lot of buying power.
  • Receive a deep discount, with free shipping, on book, video/CD/DVD and spoken word audio orders from Ingram Library Services. Tenn-Share members save an average of 36%. (2014)

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    Ingram Library Services, Inc. has been a partner with Tenn-Share since 1997, offering our members generous discounts on orders of print, audio and video/DVD materials, e-books and downloadable audio for libraries. 2014-2015 Ingram - Tenn-Share agreement

    • As memberships are renewed, Tenn-Share sends Ingram updated membership lists and ordering privileges are instated.
    • New members must create an account with Ingram before their initial order.
    • Please contact Jenifer Grady with questions about the Tenn-Share agreement with Ingram.
  • Receive a discount on Demco orders (members only)
  • Receive discounts on electronic database subscriptions from a wide variety of vendors. Information is sent via the Tenn-Share listserv.
  • Join Tenn-Share members in library advocacy. Effecting positive change for Tennessee libraries requires lots of cooperation and effort in getting the word out to legislators. This has been especially true in increasing funding for the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL). Be a part of the solution in creating stronger, better-supported libraries in Tennessee.
  • Attend Tenn-Share's annual Fall Conference and DataFest, learning about statewide resource-sharing projects and opportunities.

TENN-SHARE DUES STRUCTURE

(Based on your total annual library budget, including personnel)
Updated 12/17/12

LIBRARY BUDGET DUES   LIBRARY BUDGET DUES
Under $50,000 $30   $500,000 - $1,000,000 $350
$50,000 - $125,000 $75   $1,000,000 - $2,000,000 $490
$125,000 - $250,000 $125   $2,000,000 - $5,000,000 $860
$250,000 - $500,000 $210   Over $5,000,000 $1300

 

Dues when public school district joins Tenn-Share all together:

Under 10 schools<

$20 per school
11-20 schools $19 per school
21-40 schools $18 per school
41+ $13 per school not to exceed $900 for one district.