DataFest was held in person on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Nashville Public Library Conference Center. DataFest was a day-long vendor fair and conference held each year for Tenn-Share member library staff. It was FREE for staff, and a nominal fee for vendors. Tenn-Share’s 2019 Fall Conference, DataStorm, was held on October 18th also at Nashville Public Library Conference Center.

DataFest 2019 Details

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: 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, 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.

Fall Conference 2019 Details

Librarians in all library types know how patrons and users are awash in a flood of data and data science software. Within the library, collection statistics, usage reports, focus groups, surveys, and so much more demand our eyes, minds, and time as we chart out new services and plans. Outside of the library, our communities are discovering and participating in a new world of big data and data analytics. How do libraries take the lead in managing data resources, tools, and skills?  What can we do to better harness the information at our fingertips and transform it into a better environment for our communities and our patrons?

Join us in Nashville at the Tenn-Share Fall Conference to find and share ways to weather the data storm and make data work for libraries across the state.

Friday, October 18th, 2019

11:15 am-noon

Presentation Title: Libraries as Partners in the Open Data Movement
Time, Room: 11:15 am-noon, Auditorium, 1st Floor
Name: David Green, Town of Chapel Hill
Description: Public libraries are natural partners for local governments looking to facilitate access to information and increase transparency. Chapel Hill Open Data, managed by the Chapel Hill Public Library (NC), launched in 2016 and continues to grow and learn. This program offers both high-level perspectives on why libraries are well-suited to provide this service as well as practical guidance for libraries and localities considering this service.  At the end of this session, participants will: 1 – Understand, and be able to demonstrate to others, why libraries are uniquely suited to collaborate with local governments in their open data efforts. 2 – Know what is involved in planning, launching, and sustaining an open data service. 3 – Leave with the confidence to do something new.

Presentation Title: It’s Raining Datasets: Improving Library Assessment with LibInsight
Time, Room: 11:15 am-noon, Auditorium, 1st Floor
Name: Michael Hooper, Kebede Wordofa, and Jennifer Harris, Austin Peay State University
Description: At Austin Peay State University’s Woodward Library, statistical data has traditionally been kept by librarians in most departments, but recorded in a variety of formats and stored in multiple locations.  This inconsistency created challenges for reviewing data among library units, sharing relevant items with members of other departments on campus, and providing public information to library stakeholders. In this presentation, four librarians will share their experience working on a task force to implement Springshare LibInsight for the purpose of consolidating data from all departments into a centralized online location that is accessible to all library personnel and can be easily shared with public reviewers. The presenters will provide examples of multiple datasets that were uploaded and discuss the steps they implemented to involve both librarians and library staff members in the conversion process. Additionally, issues encountered, lessons learned, and tips to help predict user needs and weather the data storm at your library will be provided.

Presentation Title: What is Tenn-Share anyway?
Time, Room: 11:15 am-noon, Children’s, 2nd Floor
Name: Jenifer (or a Board member) Grady, Tenn-Share
Description: How can your library use its Tenn-Share membership more effectively? What are the benefits of membership? This session will cover Tenn-Share’s current offers and savings for all types of libraries, as well as how it can help you enhance leadership skills.

Presentation Title: TEL Resources – Finding and Using Your Library Data
Time, Room: 11:15 am-noon, Computer Lab, 3rd Floor
Name: Hilary Fox and Andrea Zielke
Description: Utilize the reports and data available in TEL resources for collection development and library programming.

12:15-1:00 pm

Presentation Title: Preservation Project: Engaging Communities Through 3D Preservation
Time, Room: 12:15-1:00 pm, 3, 1st Floor
Name: Rodney Freeman, Tennessee State University
Description: The Preservation Project is devoted to connecting families and individuals to their history by providing them with the ability to tell their story through their recorded words and digitized family photos while turning their memories into 3D. One of the primary outcomes of the project is to provide participants with the ability to preserve history in a 3D format and interact with their 3D images in a virtual reality environment. We are offering an experience for participants to connect, build, and interact with their family history.

Presentation Title: How to Support Students and Teachers with TN Aligned Social Studies Content from Gale
Time, Room: 12:15-1:00 pm, Children’s, 2nd Floor
Name: Teresa Minnaugh, Gale
Description: ALIGNING CONTENT TO THE TN SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS Within Gale ebooks, we offer specially hand-curated collections that are aligned to the new Tennessee Social Studies benchmarks. Whether you choose the Elementary, Middle School, or High School collection, you will find informational text, biographies, and primary sources. These collections can also be used to supplement the English Language Arts classroom. Gale ebooks make it easy for the ELA and SS teachers to collaborate and share content! Gale also offers three In Context databases – US History, World History and Global Issues that provide high-quality content in an easy-to-use platform.  Come learn how you can collaborate with teachers and bring these resources to your school/district.

Presentation Title: Patriot Paths: Using GIS to Look at Old Data in New Ways
Time, Room: 12:15-1:00 pm, Computer Lab, 3rd Floor
Name: Suzanne White and Zachary Keith, Tenn. State Library & Archives
Description: A GIS mapping project was designed to allow study of the migration patterns of over 2,000 Revolutionary War veterans who came to Tennessee. This example of applying GIS mapping technology to data will stimulate your thinking about the potential of GIS technology to meet other library needs.

1:45-2:30 pm

Presentation Title: Creative ways eresources data can help you!
Time, Room: 1:45-2:30 pm, 3, 1st Floor
Name: Jennifer Brosek, Appalachian State University
Description: Usage data is the most common data libraries use from their eresources but there are so many more data points that can help especially when working with vendors for renewal increases or other budget concerns. Tracking electronic resources problem ticket categories, response times for resolving access issues, and more can help you leverage your library interests and concerns (like the budgets) with vendors to achieve better pricing, better renewal increases, better service, and possibly better resource experiences for our users.

Presentation Title: Live Webinar – Advocacy to Activism
Time, Room: 1:45-2:30 pm, Children’s, 2nd Floor
Name: Patrick Sweeney, EveryLibrary
Description: In this introductory webinar, we are going to explore what it takes to build a movement for libraries in your local community. The advocacy theory, strategies, and tactics that we introduce come from some of the largest movements for causes and political campaigns. These advocacy tools include data, messaging, supporter cultivation, fundraising, using volunteers, and a wide range of tactics like Facebook, outreach, email and direct mail, paid and earned media, and much more. The audience will be able to ask questions in real time.

Presentation Title: How to Write Better Survey Questions
Time, Room: 1:45-2:30 pm, Computer Lab, 3rd Floor
Name: Sharon Holderman, Tennessee Tech University
Description: Most libraries want to administer surveys to gather valuable data from their patrons, especially since surveys are low-cost.  However, even the best assessment plans can be derailed by ineffective survey questions.  The great news is anyone can plan and write great survey questions with a little know-how.  This session addresses writing survey questions from planning to implementation, and it will cover the different types of questions, their pros and cons, and tips for writing them well.  Attendees will leave this session ready to write questions that discover exactly what they want to know.

2:45-3:30 pm
10 for Tenns are 10 minute presentations. There are two in Room 3 and Children’s Program Room in this time block.

Presentation Title: 10 for Tenn – Bridging Divides through Data Aggregation: Introducing a New Statewide Portal for Tennessee
Time, Room: 2:45-3:30 pm, 3, 1st Floor
Name: Meredith Hale, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Description: In the winter of 2019 a new statewide portal was launched by the Digital Library of Tennessee (DLTN) that shares unique primary source materials, including maps, musical performances, photographs, newspapers, postcards, and oral histories. Currently, this is the only portal that aggregates cultural heritage materials from across the entire state. While these resources are also available through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), the portal focuses exclusively on the approximately 105,000 records shared by Tennessee rather than the full 35 million records available through DPLA. The new portal also includes curated topics, like “Winning the Right to Vote” which explores documents related to women’s suffrage, to provide easy entry into the data for both librarians and the public at large. This presentation will spread awareness of this open access portal to all attendees, but will be especially impactful for those with limited resources. It will include a demo of the site to show how the portal eases the difficult task of data navigation. In addition, information will be given on how institutions of all types can contribute to the portal to enhance Tennessee’s cultural presence.

Presentation Title: 10 for Tenn – ConnectED Sync – vaporware!!!
Time, Room: 2:45-3:30 pm, 3, 1st Floor
Name: James Staub, Nashville Public Library
Description: James Staub pitches ConnectED Sync, an ILS-agnostic utility to facilitate public library/school partnerships. Get student/staff data files from school exports, make and update patron records in your ILS!

Presentation Title: Focus Group – Tenn-Share E-Resources Planning
Time, Room: 2:45-3:30 pm, Auditorium, 1st Floor
Name: David Ownby, Tenn-Share
Description: Digital Forecasting:  Focus Grouping Tenn-Share E-Resources
Tenn-Share and member libraries gathered quantitative data on how people use e-resources and qualitative data on how users and librarians view e-resources and physical collections. This data drove acquisition and budgetary discussions across the state, with some surveys informing resources the consortium would pursue.

TSERC is now looking to take this data forecasting and ensure it meets with the needs of user communities across the state.  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.

Presentation Title: 10 for Tenn – Encounter with COUNTER 5
Time, Room: 2:45-3:30 pm, Children’s, 2nd Floor
Name: Stephanie Adams, Tennessee Tech University
Description: The COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources) Code of Practice transitioned to Release 5 in January 2019. Many librarians rely on COUNTER reports to evaluate patron usage of databases, journals and eBooks. This presentation will give a brief overview of the new reports and metrics that comprise Release 5.

Presentation Title: 10 for Tenn – Use of physical magazines/journals in academic libraries
Time, Room: 2:45-3:30 pm, Children’s, 2nd Floor
Name: Sally Robertson, Nashville State Community College
Description: This session will examine if there is enough data that shows that physical magazines are still relevant to college students. It will show new and innovative ways to market magazines and journals to first time students. This is a think outside the box session.

Presentation Title: Surprising Results of a Print Periodical Usage Study
Time, Room: 2:45-3:30 pm, Computer Lab, 3rd Floor
Name: Stuart Gaetjens, Tennessee Tech University
Description: Tennessee Tech conducted a print periodical usage study during the spring 2019 semester including both popular and scholarly periodicals.  The results were surprising and resulted in several major changes to the collection.