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Call for Proposals

Tenn-Share invites you to submit a proposal to present at the annual conference which will be held virtually October 25th-27th,1-5pm ET / 12-4pm CT. With this year’s conference comes a new name, Tenn-Share Showcase. The name better represents the fall conference as a platform for sharing and learning among librarians working in every type of library across Tennessee. 

As the third virtual fall conference, the event will remain free of charge to attend. Held over three days with four hours of content daily, conference organizers seek proposals that engage with one of the daily conference themes to help our community of libraries continue to explore our shared innovations and solutions together. Librarians and staff representing all types of member libraries are encouraged to submit proposals for consideration around the following themes: 

  • Oct. 25: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the Freedom to Read
  • Oct. 26: New or Refreshed Services
  • Oct. 27: Roundtable Discussions 

Presenting individually or as part of a team is a wonderful way to share knowledge, experiences, and ideas. In addition to traditional session presentations, this year’s conference will host roundtable discussions. You do not have to present to help make Tenn-Share Showcase a great conference! Submit topics or current issues of interest to you and others in the field to discuss in an informal group setting. 

Submission guidelines

  • Submit a title as desired to appear on schedule
  • Submit a list of all presenters
  • Clearly identify all presenters’ institutions
  • Keep abstract to 350 words or less
  • Identify the targeted library types for the session
  • Select preferred date and time-of-day

Though not required, proposals that emphasize interactivity and active engagement of the audience will be prioritized. 

Submissions are due by August 1st, 2022. Selected presenters will be notified in August. Please contact us, if you have any questions! 

Vendors

Creating opportunities for vendors to expand and improve relations with Tenn-Share member libraries is key to our mutual success. This is why we invite you to participate in the 18th annual conference happening virtually this October 25-27 under the new name: Tenn-Share Showcase.

The previous two virtual conferences enjoyed record attendance with more than 300 participants each year representing public, academic, school, and special libraries from all three of Tennessee’s Grand Divisions. We anticipate even greater attendance for this year with opportunities for you to engage with our members based on feedback from the previous two years.

Don’t miss this opportunity to generate interest in your products for potential groups and other relationships with Tenn-Share. All sponsorship options are arranged on a first-paid, first-scheduled basis. Don’t delay–confirm your participation today by contacting us