2017 DataFest



DataFest 2017DataFest 2017 was Thursday, October 26, at the Nashville Public Library Conference Center

The Tenn-Share DataFest is a FREE 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. Attendee registration was 159.

Video of scenes from that day (1.17 mins)



We may also be offering tours of Nashville (there may be a fee) on Thursday after the event. and Dine-Arounds (have dinner at a restaurant and converse about a particular topic) Choose the one you may be interested in on the registration form. 

  1. Walking history tour - Guides will personally take you back into Nashville's past and walk you to many historic locations.

  2. Walking food tour - Tour, eat and drink at three downtown or east Nashville (TBD) restaurants.

  3. Bus music tour - Ride along with a real Nashville songwriter and get pumped up with a hilarious tour guide who will be telling one of a kind music stories

Sponsor and vendor registration 

Vendor presentation submission form
Vendor logo upload

Vendors will present in 25-minutes sessions.   Because of space limitations, DataFest vendors do not have exhibit space, although they are welcome to meet with interested librarians in the hospitality area.  

Previous DataFests:


Volunteer ($1500 +)
Ingram Content Group

River Pearls ($1000)
EBSCO Information Services
University of Tennessee Knoxville

Jubilee ($750+)

Smoky ($500)



Baker & Taylor
Barnes & Noble
Expak Logistics, Inc.
Federal Reserve Bank
Ingram Content Group
Oxford University Press
T-Mobile (NEW!)

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)