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Tenn-Share Fall 2013 Database Offers

Hello Tenn-Share members!  It's that time again, to let us know if you're interested in one or more databases (listed below).  Most are appropriate for every library type.  Filling out the form does not obligate you or your library, it's just gives us an idea of whether we can negotiate a discount for you.  If your library would truly benefit from any of these databases, and could seriously anticipate generating funding for a subscription or license, complete this form by October 31st.

Details about the offers.  Once the deadline passes, we will get quotes from vendors and contact you.  If you have questions, please contact me.

These offers are brought to you by the Tenn-Share Electronic Resources Committee (TSERC).  

  • ARTstor
  • EasyBib Library Edition
  • EasyBib School Edition
  • EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)
  • Oxford English Dictionary
  • Oxford Chinese Language Dictionary
  • Oxford French Language Dictionary
  • Oxford German Language Dictionary
  • Oxford Italian Language Dictionary
  • Oxford Russian Language Dictionary
  • Oxford Spanish Language Dictionary
  • African American Studies Online
  • American National Biography Online
  • Dictionary of National Biography
  • Grove Art Online
  • Grove Music Online
  • Oxford Biblical Studies Online
  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online
  • Oxford Reference Online
  • Sage e-books (Sage Knowledge, Sage Journals, Research Methods)
  • Sage CQ Press (CQ Researcher, CQ Press e-books, Congress Collection, Supreme Court Collection, State Stats, U.S Political Stats, etc.)
  • Sage Adam Matthew Historical Archives (for genealogy)

For academic libraries

  • EBSCO DynaMed (only for non-medical academic libraries)
  • Wiley Full Collection (full or STM)


Tenn-Share 2013 Awards to Mason, Sherrill and Allison

At the 2013 Tenn-Share Fall Conference on September 20, three remarkable librarians were recognized. The 2013 TEL Trainer of the Year is school media specialist Amanda Mason.  The Tennessee Resource Sharing Award was given to Charles "Chuck" Sherrill.  The Deanna Nipp-Kientz Memorial Award was presented to Leah Allison.  Each received a crystal plaque engraved with their names and honors.

Amanda is the librarian at E.W. Grove 9th grade Academy in Paris, Tennessee. Amanda has provided TEL training for more than 1,000 people in the past year.  She has integrated TEL into her school, and provided training sessions throughout the Henry County School District. She has even shared TEL information on a boat in the middle of the river.

Chuck has been integral to many Tenn-Share initiatives, and served as President in 2009.  As the State LIbrarian at the Tennessee State Library and Archives, he was influential in Secretary of State Tre Hargett's decision to involve 180 regional and local libraries in the Firefly courier service.  These libraries continue to share materials via Interlibrary Loan, and now have access to the collections of dozens of academic and metropolitan public libraries.  

In the spirit of Deanna Nipp-Kientz, Tenn-Share's first Membership Coordinator who passed away in 2012, Leah was chosen for her leadership and participation on the Membership and Marketing committees, and special projects.  She approaches projects with thorough attention and enthusiasm.  Whether the request is tedious or fun, whether it's within her skill-set or outside, she gives her all. Leah is the Director of Library Services at St. George's Independent School, Collierville, where she is head coach of three teams.  At her school and with Tenn-Share, when Leah says yes to a request for help, she means it. 

Tenn-Share appreciates all of the library workers in Tennessee who help forward the mission of resource sharing.  

Fall Conference Line-up

For those of you who are waiting to see what Tenn-Share’s Fall Conference session line-up looks like before you register (by Friday, September 6), to start we have our keynote speaker, Loida Garcia-Febo.  Loida is an internationally-known powerhouse in librarianship with a message to inspire us all – “By meeting the needs of our diverse populations, librarians can expand the scope of who has access to information and save lives.”  

These are just some of the sessions brought to you by colleagues from across the state:

  • ASCLA Library Accessibility Tipsheets
  • Bicycool Library: Get to know your community by bicycle
  • Breaking down the wall: Teaching teens about technology at the Chattanooga Public Library
  • Bringing the community into the school
  • Circulation of library materials to assist community groups
  • High speed broadband: The New Digital Divide
  • Library service to people with print disabilities
  • Serving LGBT youth in your library

What are you waiting for?  Tenn-Share’s Fall Conference features a great schedule that will stimulate ideas and answer unasked questions, a delicious lunch, and networking with people who do what you do, all for $30 or less - http://www.tenn-share.org/2013registration

2014 Tennessee Resource Sharing Nomination

The Tennessee Library Resource Sharing Award is presented annually to any person, institution or organization in Tennessee that has done outstanding work in promoting resource sharing within and among Tennessee libraries and other information agencies. 

The recipient(s) will be recognized based on efforts to make available shared library and/or information resources that benefit the organizations involved and the patrons they serve, and that would not be available to them without cooperative efforts.

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, August 29, 2014. The award will be presented at the Tenn-Share Fall Conference this year.


Tenn-Share has a new member benefit

Tenn-Share encourages member libraries to join by September 1, 2013, for July 2013-June 2014.  You have a new great incentive, a member discount with DEMCO orders - http://www.tenn-share.org/membership/join#DEMCO.  The primary contacts for academic, public and special libraries received emailed invoices on June 20th.  School librarians will receive an invoice on July 29th.  If you need an invoice, please visit the Join page on the Tenn-Share website - http://www.tenn-share.org/membership/join - where you can complete the invoice online, or contact Tenn-Share.  We appreciate those who have already renewed - http://www.tenn-share.org/membership - and look forward to receiving the other membership renewals.  Please note that if you receive an invoice though you have already send a payment, please disregard it; we will reconcile your account.  And remember that staff at member libraries pay a reduced registration fee for the Tenn-Share Fall Conference - http://www.tenn-share.org/FallConference - in September.

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