Issue 65:3 of Tennessee Libraries is now available online at http://www.tnla.org/?page=TL65_3. The issue features two articles based on presentations from the annual TLA conference in April, one on career options with an information sciences degree and one on what to do and not do if you are leading or attending a meeting (the meeting article is truly interesting!). The issue also includes an article about the WWII Oral History Digitization Project at the University of Tennessee Libraries, and columns on technology and intellectual freedom.
Finally, this issue marks Wendy Doucette’s debut as Book Reviews Editor. The editorial staff thanks Kathy Campbell for her three years of service in this role, and we welcome Wendy to Tennessee Libraries.
For the last two weeks, the Fairfield Glade Rotary Club has hosted free screenings of the amazing documentary "Alive Inside". The response was phenomenal and has set the stage for full implementation of a Music and Memory program for Cumberland County. If you missed these showings, it is available for purchase at Amazon for $14, you can stream it for free with Netflix, or check it out from the Art Circle Library in Crossville or Fairfield Glade Library.
There's a new face at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library -- and she's all about getting children interested in books. Lis Ann Morehart took over as youth services librarian two weeks ago. She'll be concentrating her efforts on children and teens...
Do you want to build a snowman? Usher in the Christmas season at McIver's Grant Public Library with "A Frozen Christmas," scheduled from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7. Santa has already sent his RSVP! He will have a warm and cozy spot by the fireplace to greet children and pose for photos...
From The Tennessean: Yes, after 15 years of serious wear and tear from almost 100,000 active little book-loving patrons every year, the second floor children's area at the downtown library has been transformed.
"... Throughout his eight years in office, Mayor Dean exemplified STARS’ mission of being innovative, proven and compassionate. He was innovative in his approach to public education, proven in his support of libraries and reading, and compassionate toward all segments of Nashville’s diverse community..."
"Do you have a photograph at home but just can’t tell when it was taken? Have you looked at the clothes people in the photo were wearing and determined that they are too indistinct to nail down a specific decade? Is the only distinguishing feature on your male ancestor one glorious beard? ..."
The George L. Carter Railroad Museum at East Tennessee State University recently celebrated its eighth anniversary with the introduction of “Tales of the Rails,” an oral history project of the George L. Carter National Railroad Historical Society and Museum.
Mommy and Me story time will be hosted in the conference room for mothers/fathers and their children ages 0–2. Come and enjoy listening to stories and a group fun time with other parents and small children. Helping a child’s develop an interest in books is truly rewarding.
The author and illustrator of a series of books that encourage dental hygiene habits in children will be at the Williamson County Public Library Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 5-7 p.m. for a book sale and signing.
"Dr. Rick Wallace, assistant director of ETSU’s Quillen College of Medicine Library, earned the top honor from the Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association for his paper, “An Assessment of Information Interventions with Isolated Rural Clinicians.”"
LEXINGTON, Tenn. -- Avid readers can lighten their library debts this month by giving to help the hungry.Food for Fines runs through Dec.12 at the Everett Horn Public Library in Lexington.Bookworms with outstanding fines can bring in non-perishable...
The Tennessee Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH) has teamed up with art students at the Tennessee School for the Blind to honor LBPH patrons who served our country in the U. S. military.
"...Though he'd visited Memphis numerous times before, when it came to writing the book, he came with purpose to the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library to peruse newspapers from the 1960s and look at photographs and maps..."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee State Library and Archives says six people have graduated from the Tennessee Archives Institute. The 2 ½-day program includes a series of workshops on the principles and practices of archival management and records preservation. To receive a certificate of archival management, archivists must complete three years of training. Graduates ...
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