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2017 Tennessee Resource Sharing Award Winners

The 2017 Tennessee Resource Sharing Award was given to Carolyn Runyon, Assistant Head of Collection Services and Director of Special Collections, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; and Mark Baggett, Head of Digital Initiatives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; for their exemplary leadership of the Digital Library of Tennessee Committee.

Both Mark and Carolyn are members of the Digital Library of Tennessee (DLTN) committee. Carolyn served as the first chair and Mark currently serves as co-chair. Both have gone above and beyond the call of duty to get this initiative off the ground, and it is thanks to their hard work that DLTN has contributed over 165,000 records to the Digital Public Library of America (DP.LA). Mark works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that our OAI feed is spotless and ready for ingestion. Meanwhile, Carolyn has worked with new contributors like the Country Music Hall of Fame on metadata remediation. And both Carolyn and Mark communicate patiently and expertly with contributors on how to participate -- their passion and commitment inspires the whole committee.

Mark and Carolyn donated the $100 that accompanies the award to the Governor's Books from Birth Foundation.

The Nominating Committee is chaired by Joe Weber; Board members Jan Haley, Dinah Harris, and Carla Whiles complete the committee.