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Tenn-Share News

Tenn-Share is getting refreshed! We will be moving to an all-new website in July. Preview it now! Questions? Contact the webmistresses.

Inviting nominations to fill Tenn-Share Board vacancies

Tenn-Share is looking to recruit a few good people.  Specifically, we need some board positions filled and would like you to consider nominating someone (a friend, colleague or yourself)!

If you are interested in serving on the Tenn-Share board, please email Tricia Bengel (Tricia.Bengel [at] nashville [dot] gov) and include a subject line of TENN-SHARE BOARD NOMINEE.  Our committee will review the nominees and make recommendations to the Executive Committee. 

We need to fill the following positions:

  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Academic Library Rep
  • Public Library Rep (2)
  • School Library Rep
  • Special Library Rep

If you nominate someone, please include:

  • What position you are nominating someone for (secretary, treasurer, academic rep, public rep, school rep, special rep)
  • Person’s name
  • Person’s email and phone number
  • Institution of candidate
  • Grand subdivision of TN (west, middle or east)
  • Type of institution represented (special, school, academic, public)

If you would like to learn more about Tenn-Share, check out our website or call/email me!  I would love to tell you about all of our exciting initiatives. 

Please nominate your candidate by October 26.


Tricia Bengel
Tenn-Share Nominating Committee

Firefly start delayed to November 1 & Glowworm extended

The Tenn-Share Firefly courier service will be delayed, and we anticipate service will begin on November 1.  In the meantime, the Glowworm service will continue.  If your institution is interested in joining the courier service at this Glowworm stage, please contact the executive director.  We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to working with you.  We will update you as we have more information.

Budget and Trial Survey for 2012-2013

Please assist Tenn-Share with its vendor communication and negotiations, and trial offers by completing this 5 question survey (1 question is optional) by Friday, September 7.  We appreciate your time and effort.

Testing Education Reference Center Trial Offer Fall 2012


Tenn-Share members are invited to try the Testing Education Reference Center from Gale between now and November 30.  The focus of Testing Education Reference Center is high school and college students, career and job testing and preparation.

The product has an online practice environment that closely replicates the test experience, and high quality ebooks published by Peterson. 

Chronicle of Higher Education and Chronicle of Philanthropy Trial Offer Fall 2012

Tenn-Share members can try the Chronicle of Higher Education and Chronicle of Philanthropy online from now through September 30 on a trial basis.  Current subscribers may add domain (as opposed to IP) access for a discount and gain an additional month+ of free access if they add it now.  Your patrons will be able to access the Chronicle on mobile devices from anywhere.  Details are on the Databases website.  

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