This conference qualifies for Continuing Education Credits for public and K-12 librarians. See events menu for CE Credits.


DataFest will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

The Tenn-Share DataFest is a day-long vendor fair and conference held each year for Tenn-Share member library staff. It is FREE for staff, and a nominal fee for vendors. 

There are tracks featuring vendors focused on K-12, public, academic and all libraries. See the list of vendors on the right.

Attendee Registration

Schedule and Presentation details below
10:15-10:45 am
Audience: Academic libraries
Vendor: EBSCO    Product: EBSCO Resource Overview
Time, Room: 10:15-10:45 am; Auditorium, 1st Floor
Representative: Zach ODell: Regional Sales Manager covering EBSCO Electronic Resources and Software for all Academic Institutions in Tennessee.
Description: EBSCO Academic Resource Overview covering a variety of topics and areas. Some resource areas include OpenAthens, Stacks, Faculty Select, Database, and Digital Collections.
Audience: All
Vendor: Transparent Language    Product: Transparent Language Online
Time, Room: 10:15-10:45 am; Children's, 2nd Floor
Representative: Lauren Gancarz: Lauren is the Marketing & Library Programs Manager at Transparent Language. She?s a huge animal lover and serves on the Board of Directors at the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire.  She graduated from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) with a B.A. in Communication and minors in Business Administration and French.
Description: This presentation will focus on reporting and adoption of Transparent Language Online within your library. We will look at types of reports that admins can generate, as well as how to schedule reports to be delivered right to your email. We will also look at tactics for increasing adoption and usage of the program.   Transparent Language Online is a language-learning program available free through TEL.
Audience: All
Vendor: HeinOnline    Product: HeinOnline
Time, Room: 10:15-10:45 am; 3, 1st Floor
Representative: Steve Roses: Steve has recently celebrated 10-years as Director of Sales for Hein. Anyone that knows Steve will tell you that he is dedicated to his work and his family above all else. Steve and his beautiful wife Maria just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary together. In their spare time, Steve and Maria like to create music with their daughters, Annabelle (17) and Julia (14). The Roses family resides in Maplewood, NJ with their dog, Spotless and their bunnies, Biscuit and Koala.
Description: HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 173 million pages and 270,000 titles of historical and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges an important research gap by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,700 law-related periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of academic journals, HeinOnline contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, and entire databases dedicated to treaties, constitutions, case law, world trials, classic treatises, international trade, foreign relations, U.S. Presidents, and much more.
Audience: K-12 libraries; Public libraries
Vendor: Scholastic    Product: BookFlix, TrueFlix,FreedomFlix,ScienceFlix, Scholastic Teachables, Watch & Learn Library
Time, Room: 10:15-10:45 am; Commons, 3rd Floor
Representative: Allison Henderson: Allison Henderson is Vice President and General Manager of Scholastic Library Digital Subscriptions. She has been with Scholastic for over 21 years in various roles. Allison's goal is to ensure that the digital products offered to schools and public libraries are easy to implement, are tied to curriculum standards, have content at multiple reading levels and are updated on a regular basis.
Description: Scholastic Digital is here to help you integrate credible content and skill-building practice with digital accessibility. The Scholastic Digital suite of resources offers Early Learning, Instructional and Content Area Learning, General Reference and Learning Resources. Free trials and previews available for: Watch & Learn Library, BookFlix, TrueFlix,FreedomFlix, ScienceFlix,Scholastic GO! and Scholastic Teachables
11:00-11:30 am
Audience: Academic libraries; Special libraries
Vendor: IEEE    Product:
Time, Room: 11:00-11:30 am; 3, 1st Floor
Representative: Jamie Paolino:
Audience: All
Vendor: TLC    Product:
Time, Room: 11:00-11:30 am; Auditorium, 1st Floor
Representative: Judy Price:
Audience: K-12 libraries
Vendor: Gale    Product: Cameron's Collections and SEL Profesisonal Development collections (ebooks)
Time, Room: 11:00-11:30 am; Children's, 2nd Floor
Representative: Teresa Minnaugh: Teresa is one of the Gale Education Sales Consultants that serves Tennessee. Her interests include spending time with her two teen daughters (when they are not being moody), drinking good English tea (she is a tea snob), reading books (from the library - naturally) and of course, empowering her Gale customers with digital resources that rock.
Hilary Fox
Description: Title:  Let kids and educators know they're not alone  Today, children often suffer from stress, anxiety, and depression.  In fact, one in five teens suffer from mental illness. While many schools offer SEL support, kids can be shy about asking for help. Learn how schools/districts across the country  provide digital access to essential mental health resources.  Students and families can access materials privately on their devices 24/7, and translate them into many languages, including Spanish. Equitable access to help ALL students. Gale also offers PD collections specifically curated to support teachers as they support students.
Audience: Public libraries; Academic libraries
Vendor: Oxford University Press    Product:
Time, Room: 11:00-11:30 am; Commons, 3rd Floor
Representative: Steven Drake:
12:45-1:15 pm
Audience: All
Vendor: Ingram Content Group    Product:
Time, Room: 12:45:1:15 pm; Auditorium, 1st Floor
Representative: Katie Elder:
Audience: All
Vendor: Recorded Books, Inc.    Product: RBdigital Library App
Time, Room: 12:45-1:15 pm; 3, 1st Floor
Representative: Paula Roman: Paula Roman is the Southeastern Regional Manager from Recorded Books.  She has been with the company for almost 20 years, and has witnessed the move from cassettes to CDs to Playaways, and now, Recorded Books' All-In-One app, RBdigital. She is here today to showcase the company's current offerings and answer any questions you might have.
Description: How RBdigital can lessen patron app fatigue and achieve lower costs per circ.
Audience: K-12 libraries
Vendor: Follett    Product:
Time, Room: 12:45-1:15 pm; Children's, 2nd Floor
Representative: Kristen Klein:
Audience: Public libraries; Academic libraries
Vendor: SirsiDynix    Product:
Time, Room: 12:45-1:15 pm; Commons, 3rd Floor
Representative: Samantha Gustman:
1:30-2:00 pm
Audience: All
Vendor: Statista    Product: Statista
Time, Room: 1:30-2:00 pm; 3, 1st Floor
Representative: Savannah Donahue: Savannah Donahue -BA Colgate University, Key Account Manager for Academics and public libraries at Statista
Humberto Bastos - VP of Sales at Statista
Description: consolidates over 3 million data points on over 80,000 topics from more than 22,500 sources and makes it available on four platforms: German, English, French and Spanish.   Our Market Outlooks provide market sizes, forecasts and other indicators for the digital economy, key consumer markets and relevant automotive markets and key economic and social indicators for up to 150 countries.   The Global Consumer Survey allows analyses of consumer behavior and media usage in the on- and offline world based on the data of 400,000 consumers from 46 countries, who were surveyed about 50 topics and 5000 international brands.
Audience: All
Vendor: TeachingBooks    Product: TeachingBooks
Time, Room: 1:30-2:00 pm; Children's, 2nd Floor
Representative: Ray Roushar: Ray Roushar is part of the small, dedicated team at TeachingBooks working to create engaging connections to books and authors for all readers. In his role as Business Development Manager he has spearheaded partnerships with numerous districts and organizations, helping thousands of schools and libraries get access to TeachingBooks, including statewide licenses in California, Texas, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, and New York. He is an expert on ed tech integration, and how TeachingBooks expands the reading and technologies already used in your libraries.  Speak with him about a trial or license for you and your colleagues
Description: TeachingBooks provides every reader with the chance to learn directly from award-winning authors and illustrators the moment they are reading a book. Discover a library of 166,000+ digital resources that empower all readers to connect deeply with the book they are reading, gain new insights and understanding from award-winning authors, reinforce cultural authenticity and perspectives with diverse books, and cultivate their life-long love of reading.
Audience: All
Vendor: US Census Bureau    Product:
Time, Room: 1:30-2:00 pm; Auditorium, 1st Floor
Representative: Chris Conklin:
Audience: All
Vendor: Tenn-Share Electronic Resources Committee    Forum
Time, Room: 1:30-2:00 pm; Commons, 3rd Floor
Representative: David Ownby:
Description: Join us for a lively, open discussion on what e-resources are needed to help libraries and their communities as TSERC looks to identify resources to pursue in the coming years. We will also discuss strategies for sharing information to the committee and how work can be better structured to improve communication and support consortial bargaining power. 
2:15-2:45 pm
Audience: All
Vendor: Tenn-Share Electronic Resources Committee     
Time, Room: 2:15-2:45 pm; Auditorium, 1st Floor
Representative: David Ownby:
Audience: All
Vendor: SpringShare    Product:
Time, Room: 2:15-2:45 pm; Children's, 2nd Floor
Representative: Bill Kessler:
Audience: Anyone who is interested
Vendor: Tenn-Share Marketing Committee   
Time, Room: 2:15-2:45 pm; Commons, 3rd Floor
Representative: Jarvis Sheffield:
3:00-3:45 pm
Audience: Committee members
Vendor: Tenn-Share Membership Committee   
Time, Room: 3:00-3:45 pm; 3, 1st Floor
Representative: Jenifer Grady:
Audience: All
Vendor: Tennessee Electronic Library   
Time, Room: , Computer Lab, 3rd Floor
Representative: Andrea Zielke:


It is held at the Nashville Public Library Conference Center, 615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219. There is garage parking.

Previous DataFests:


Volunteer ($1500 +)
Ingram Content Group

Jubilee ($750+)
Gale, a Cengage Company
Scholastic Library Publishing

Smoky ($500)
Oxford University Press
Recorded Books/RB Digital
Transparent Language, Inc.

Smoky Sponsors


US Census Bureau


Findaway - Wonderbooks*
OverDrive - Samsung Galaxy Tablet
STAT!Ref/Teton Data Systems - $50 gift card*

Which one is for you? Maybe all of them!

  • DataFest - Presentations from vendors providing products to each library type (Thursday)
  • School Library Collection Fair - K-12 library book vendors (Thursday)
  • Fall Conference - Librarian presentations in each library type, panels, discussions, and a keynote. (Friday)