2012 Fall Conference

The Future of Resource Sharing: It's Still About the Book!

The 2012 Fall Conference was held Friday, September 28 at Nashville Public Library.

Join us as we explore the future of resource sharing in Tennessee.

Celebrate the first phase of Firefly, Tennessee's new state-wide library resource courier. Learn how to join and what impact the state-wide courier can have on future access to resources and the ways we offer collections to our patrons.

Explore the possible future of shared eBook collections. Presentations will highlight opportunities and challenges  surrounding consortial sharing of eBook resources.

Twitter hashtag is #tsfc12.

Featured Keynote for 2012

Brett Bonfield will the featured keynote speaker at the Fall Conference.

Who is Brett Bonfield?

Read Brett's bio.

We thank Sponsored by Lyrasis for its sponsorship of our keynote speaker.

Conference sessions/schedule

Fall Conference 2012 session schedule (Word document)

Fall Conference 2012 session schedule (PDF document)

Conference sessions will include:

  • Firefly courier information and training
  • issues related to collection, management and sharing of eBooks
  • conversations about the future of resource sharing

9 to 9:25am

Breakfast (sponsored by Ingram)

9:30 to 11:30am

General Session

Welcome from Tenn-Share President and Awards

Keynote Address: "The Hundred Year Library"

presented by Brett Bonfield, Director Collingswood (NJ) Public Library and 2012 Library Journal Mover & Shaker

What will the library will look like in a hundred years? Could we design that library today? If we could, would your library's cardholders want to start using it now?

11:30am to 12:15pm

Firefly Courier:  What Does it Mean? 

Presented by David Atkins (University of TN, Knoxville)

Join in an informal discussion as to what the courier is, what it means for libraries, and what you hope to get out of the service.

Digital Rights Management: Ebooks on a Leash

Presented by Jenny Ellis (Nashville Public Library) and Kyle Cook (Nashville Public Library)

What is DRM? How does it affect your borrowers? Learn about Digital Rights Management, and its impact on how ebooks are managed, loaned and shared.

Tenn-Share OCLC Group Catalog

Presented by  Suzanne Butte (OCLC)

Learn how a Tenn-Share OCLC Group Catalog can provide a custom view of WorldCat records including the ability for end-users to browse sub-groups (scoped views) with the Tenn-Share holdings elevated in relevancy ranking.  Will also provide an update on the migration of WorldCat Resource Sharing to WorldShare ILL with timeline and benefits.

12:15 to 1pm

Lunch (sponsored by Gale Cengage)

1 to 1:45pm

Firefly Courier:  How Do I Use It? 

Presented by David Atkins (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Current Tenn-Share courier users will demonstrate the web tools, listserv, and basic workflows you can use with the Firefly courier.

Patron Driven Acquisitions

Presented by Rick Fought (UT Health Sciences Library) and Noel Rutherford (Nashville Public Library)

Learn how libraries use patron driven acquisition purchase models to focus purchase decisions using demonstrated user demand.

Tenn-Share Futuring Discussion

Facilitated by Melissa Brenneman (Tenn-Share President), Jenifer Grady (Tenn-Share Executive Director), Robert Benson (Tenn-Share Vice-President)

Informal discussion with Tenn-Share’s executive leadership about Tenn-Share’s vision for the future.

Associated documents:

1:45 to 2pm


2 to 2:45pm

Wrap-up panel discussion: The eBook Cargo Cult and the Future of Consortial eBook Sharing

Read Brett Bonfield's "The eBook Cargo Cult"


Our sponsors

INGRAM is generously sponsoring breakfast.


Gale Cengageis generously sponsoring lunch.

EBSCOis generously sponsoring the TN Resource Sharing Award

Learning Express is generously sponsoring the TEL Trainer of the Year Award