2017 Fall Newsletter

  Fall Newsletter
Featured Events
Datafest is Thursday, October 26th at the Nashville Public Library Conference Center. This is a day-long vendor fair and conference held each year for librarians and library staff. Registration for this event is FREE, there will be great food provided, and at the end of the day you can sign up for a music, Nashville History, or food tour! So what are you waiting for, sign up today!
School Library Collection Fair is Thursday, October 26th at the Nashville Public Library Conference Center. This is a Free event in which school librarians across the state can meet with different vendors.
This year come meet with and hear from new vendors IEEE, Barnes and Noble, T-Mobile, and BK Royston Publishing. Your favorite vendors and booksellers will also be there: EBSCO, Ingram, Gale, Capstone Publishing, Children's Plus, Inc. ENA, Follett, Garrett Books, Mackin VIA, Mike Howard Educational Services, Inc., Vincent and Vincent, and SpringShare. 
Of course there will be TEL Training, and don't miss special sessions from the Firefly courier company and brainstorming about a fiction e-Book collection for all school libraries in the state!
Did you registered for Fall Conference yet? 
You won't want to miss this one day conference Friday, October 27th, at the Nashville Public Library Conference Center.
You will get to hear from Keynote speaker Vincent Windrow, who is the Assistant Vice Provost for Student Success at MTSU. And best of all, hear how your colleagues from all library types are Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges, our theme for this year. Registration is less and $35 and includes meals.
Facebook Contest
Are you planning on going to Fall Conference this year? Then be sure to participate in our Facebook contest to win even more goodies including a Fall Conference ticket! All you have to do is go to our Facebook page anytime from now through October 14th and reply to the question on the page to enter. "How has your library either built a bridge or broken a barrier and formed a partnership between your library and another organization?" The winner will be announced on October 20th.
Information Videos
Have you never attend one of Tenn-Share's conferences? Want a better idea of what all of these events are like? Then check out this video to see what it would be like to attend both days, October 26th and 27th.
Want to know more about some of the resources discounts that Tenn-Share offers? Then check out this video featuring Movie Licensing USA.
Blast from the past
Tenn-Share is very thankful for the volunteers who have founded, led and served the organization since May 5, 1996, when Tenn-Share filed its Articles of Incorporation, and even as far back as 1990, when a grassroots statewide cataloging idea was the catalyst for sharing resources across Tennessee's libraries. To read more about our past members and volunteers, click here.
Tenn-Share Needs You
To serve on Tenn-Share's board! We are looking for two academic librarians, one public librarian, one school librarian, and two special librarians and a treasurer to come aboard and help this organization serve its 600 members. By becoming part of the team, you will make more networking connections, learn more about how libraries operate, help set the direction of Tenn-Share and its services, learn about how a non-profit board operates, and have a good time. Each individual appointed will serve a two year term. If you are interested in filling one of the vacancies, please complete this form. For more information about the positions, click here.
Featured Resource
Public Libraries:
School may officially be back in session but learning is year-round at public libraries. Help patrons gain a deeper understanding of global events and geography through databases such as Human Relations Area Files Archaeology and World Cultures, which “contains ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life.” Motivate students to look beyond Wikipedia for information through resources such as Credo Reference, where Topic Pages “enable discovery of library trusted material while grounding research in citeable, foundational reference content.”
Membership in Tenn-Share gives your public library the opportunity to purchase these and other databases at a significant discount in order to enrich patrons’ research options and experience.