2019 DataFest

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

Attendee Registration-closed

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. Registration deadline is Monday, October 14.

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

Schedule and Presentation details below, including TEL Training

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
Vendor: TLC    Product: TLC’SmartTECH
Time, Room: 11:00-11:30 am; Auditorium, 1st Floor
Representative: Rhia Stark
Description: Makerspace?! I don't have ANY space! How to develop hands-on learning programs when you don't have a designated makerspace. We'll talk about everything you need to host a high-tech program or put together a passive (yet engaging) program for your target audience when you don't have space for a permanent Makerspace.
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: Oxford Research Encyclopedias and Very Short Introductions; Oxford ebooks
Time, Room: 11:00-11:30 am; Commons, 3rd Floor
Representative: Wyatt Reynolds and Colleen Bussey
Description: Oxford 2020 | What's new at OUP? is the name of the presentation. I'll provide some information about new purchase models we have available, and we'll also provide further details about forthcoming plans for our ebooks.
12:45-1:15 pm
Audience: All
Vendor: Ingram Content Group    Product: Ingram’s Free Collection Development Lists?
Time, Room: 12:45:1:15 pm; Auditorium, 1st Floor
Representative: John Mangrum
Description: How to Save Time and Money with Ingram’s Free Collection Development Lists
Audience: All
Vendor: Recorded Books, Inc.    Product: RBdigital Library App, RBdigital All-in-One App, RBUnlimited Audio books, eBooks, Magazines, Comics, Newspapers, and Streaming Video.
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: Titlewave updates, Collections, Lightbox, Destiny Discover, & Titlewise Analysis
Time, Room: 12:45-1:15 pm; Children's, 2nd Floor
Representative: Lisa Kreuzer

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: Statista.com 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: Census 101
Time, Room: 1:30-2:00 pm; Auditorium, 1st Floor
Representative: Chris Conklin:
Description:It will provide an overview of the 2020 Census Operations and Partnership efforts in the state of Tennessee as well as the benefits and impacts the Census has on communities.
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: LibAnswers with 24/7 Cooperative Chat
Time, Room: 2:15-2:45 pm; Children's, 2nd Floor
Representative: Tracy Patterson: Tracy has worked in software sales for over 20 years, and with Springshare for over 5 years. Tracy strengths are in problem solving, and she works to solve librarians' challenges with Springshare solutions. Tracy lives in Nashville with her husband, 17 year old son and her two Portuguese water dog puppies. Her daughter is a sophomore at Tulane University.
Description: Many internet users are library users, too. If they need help from a librarian they want it now, not the next day when the library’s doors open. Therefore, it’s important for the library to join the 24/7 service offering as well, especially in today’s world where the Internet is full of misinformation. Real, professional, quality information expert help is needed quite often. This presents a real opportunity for libraries to provide high-quality live librarian help to users in their communities, 24/7.

Simply put, offering 24/7 live help service helps libraries meet the needs of their 24/7 users. Every missed call or missed question/inquiry is a wasted engagement opportunity for the library. And, more engagement with users translates into more appreciation for the value-add that the library provides to its community.

Enter Springshare and the LibAnswers 24/7 Cooperative service, helping libraries whenever needed, to achieve true 24/7/365 coverage for any library, any user, anywhere, anytime. It’s a cost-effective way to obtain round-the-clock coverage for every library in every community.

Audience: Anyone who is interested
Vendor: Tenn-Share Marketing Committee   
Time, Room: 2:15-2:45 pm; Commons, 3rd Floor
Representative: Jarvis Sheffield:
TEL Training, Computer Lab, 3rd Floor
Audience: All
10:15-10:45 am
College & Career Readiness with TERC from TEL
Tammi VanBuren, Gale Training Consultant
Learn how to maximize Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) from Tennessee Electronic Library on College and Career Readiness in this exclusive training event. Whether you are working with students exploring higher education, recent graduates embarking on new career paths, or business veterans in need of a change, TERC will provide you with support tools, including practice exams, financial aid information, school and scholarship searches, resume tools and career aids to support your student's and patron's needs.  In this session, we will explore the different tools available to customize a unique plan for the needs of your users and prepare them for what's next!  
11 - 11:30 am
HeritageQuest Online with TEL
Sarah Palmer, ProQuest Education Team Leader
This session will explore how HeritageQuest Online, powered by Ancestry.com, supports genealogy research for library patrons.  We will cover search tips as well as best practices for organizing results.   
12:45 - 1:15 pm
The Nashville Tennessean
Sarah Palmer, ProQuest Education Team Leader
This session will cover the Nashville Tennessean, one of the ProQuest Historical Newspaper databases.  We will cover the difference between page level and article level digitization, the date ranges available and search tips for the different digitization formats.  
1:30 - 2:45 pm
Gale Resource Enhancements and Updates from TEL
Tammi VanBuren, Gale Training Consultant
Join this exciting session to learn all about the fantastic new enhancements to your Gale resources from the Tennessee Electronic Library! Gale OneFile and Gale In Context resource interface enhancements are designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success. In this session, we'll share what has changed in your Gale resources and how these improvements will help users research smarter, not harder.

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

Previous DataFests:
Participating vendors
Ingram (sponsor)


Volunteer ($1500 +)
Ingram Content Group

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

Smoky ($500)
Expak Logistics* (Firefly Courier vendor, will not be present)
IEEE (will not be present)
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)