Fall Conference is an annual day to focus on resource-sharing opportunities for all types of libraries. The conference begins with a keynote speaker, well-versed about a trend or issue of interest to staff working with e-resources. The remainder of the agenda is sessions and discussions hosted by Tennessee library staff inspired by the theme, presenting meaningful, targeted content about resource sharing to foster engagement and encourage continuing conversations among Tennessee’s library leaders. Academic, K-12, public and special library staff are both presenters and attendees.
The $30 registration fee (same price since 2001!; $45 for non-member library staff) includes lunch, and also provides a wonderful opportunity to network with other library professionals from around the state. Reduced fees are available for library school students, retirees, and newly minted librarians. So don’t delay, register today. You’ll be glad you did.
Tenn-Share hosts a Fall Conference every year, the day after DataFest, focusing on resource-sharing opportunities for all types of libraries. There is typically a theme related to an initiative Tenn-Share has completed, is doing or should be doing. The conference schedule begins with a keynote speaker and distribution of volunteer awards. The remainder of the agenda is populated by sessions and discussions inspired by the theme, meaningful, targeted content about resource sharing, to foster engagement, and continuing conversations among Tennessee’s library leaders. There are presentations for EVERY LIBRARY STAFF in EVERY LIBRARY TYPE!
Registrations are transferable. If no one can come in your place, upon request, Tenn-Share will refund your registration fee at 100% if the cancellation is more than 30 days before the event. For attendees who cancel within 30 days of the event and request refunds, Tenn-Share retains $10 from the fees paid for administrative expenses. If you prefer to transfer your registration, please contact Tenn-Share.
Highlights from previous Fall Conferences
The 2015 event was ShareFest, a one-day mashup of librarians and vendors, where everyone learned from one another.
The 2014 Fall Conference was held on Friday, September 26, and featured Dr. Joni Blake, Executive Director of the Greater Western Library Alliance, as keynote speaker. She told the audience about the progress of Occam's Reader. We also had our first Ten for Tenn presentations, which were librarian-led presentations of 10 minute or less.
The 2013 Fall Conference was held on Friday, September 20th, at the Nashville Public Library Conference Center. The theme of the 2013 Tenn-Share DataFest and Fall Conference was "Who are the people in your neighborhood?" Effectively serving our libraries' diverse users" serving diverse communities. The 2013 conference featured:
Loida Garcia-Febo as keynote speaker, who spoke on Building Community, Providing Access and Saving Lives.
Sessions about teaching teens about technology, serving LGBT youth in your library, serving patrons with print disabilities, and creative open source tools for your library.
The 2012 Fall Conference was held on Friday, September 28. The theme was The Future of Resource Sharing: It's Still About the Book, and it featured:
Brett Bonfield, director at Collingswood (NJ) Public Library was the keynote speaker who challenged us to think about the Hundred Year Library.
Sessions were held about the Firefly courier service, Digital Rights Management Patron-Driven Acquisitions and the future of resource sharing.