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Challenges of OSS ILS Adoption Survey | OSS Lib. Tech

Challenges of OSS ILS Adoption Survey | OSS Lib. Tech | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
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This is a call for participation in a survey about the decision-making process of choosing a proprietary versus an open source integrated library system (ILS). The results will be tabulated and used to help other libraries learn from and use your experience as they make decisions regarding their ILSs.

This survey is part of a research project, funded by IMLS, comparing the technical support of Open Source ILS with technical support of proprietary ILS. One product of this research is an information portal (http://opensourceils.com) for disseminating resources about OSS ILS. We appreciate the many responses we have had to previous calls for surveys and interviews and hope to hear from many librarians again for this survey. Participants will be entered into a drawing for 1 of 5 $20 gift cards for Amazon.com.

 

The survey can be accessed at http://oss-research.cci.utk.edu/ILS_adoption_survey and will be open for one month. Please feel free to forward this notice to other interested parties.

 

You can also direct any queries or suggestions to utk.ils.research@gmail.com with the subject “ILS Survey” in the subject line.

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Funeral Pre-Planning: Practical & Personal Benefit to be at Blount County Public Library

Funeral Pre-Planning: Practical & Personal Benefit to be at Blount County Public Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

MARYVILLE, TN  (January 23, 2015)   While almost nobody likes to think of death and dying, mounting research and personal experience tend to indicate that planning ahead for the inevitable can bring peace of mind, both for the person who dies or is dying and for the family of that person.


            Planning and paying for a funeral can be stressful, especially if a person has never before had occasion to be involved with making final arrangements. Whether a death occurs suddenly and unexpectedly or following a long illness, family members may already be physically tired and/or emotionally distressed.  Having some of the difficult decisions already accomplished can be a gift for family members.

 

            To help address some of the questions that can arise in making funeral arrangements, Dr. Jason Troyer, a psychology professor at Maryville College, and Lynn Gibson, President of Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, will discuss the “Practical and Personal Benefits of Pre-planning One's Funeral.”  

 

The presentation will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 28, at the Blount County Public Library. The program is co-sponsored by the library and the Blount County Office on Aging.

 

The speakers will address common questions and misconceptions about pre-planning and the many options individuals have in arranging their own services. Furthermore, the speakers will examine how the planners and their loved ones can benefit psychologically as a result of being intentional about pre-planning.

Some of the questions that will be addressed include

§  Do I have to pre-pay when I pre-plan my funeral?

§  Is my plan and/or payment transferrable to another funeral home?

§  What questions should I ask when pre-planning my funeral?

§  How can I make choices that will help my family with their grief?

§  Why do we need funerals anyway?

 

                Free and open to the public, the program is hosted by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville.

           For further information about library programs or services, call the library at 982-0981 or visit the Web site at www.blountlibrary.org .

 

To sign up to receive a monthly calendar by email, go to the library’s Home Page, click on the “News and Events” tab, and then “Calendar of Events Signup” and type in your email address. Also check out Facebook at “Blount County Public Library” and Twitter at “Blount_Library”.

 

Blount County does not discriminate based on race, color or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d). 

 

 

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Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum to open temporary exhibit featuring costumes from DreamWorks Studios’ Lincoln – Press Release Rocket

Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum to open temporary exhibit featuring costumes from DreamWorks Studios’ Lincoln – Press Release Rocket | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"... The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is located on the historic campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee..."

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Early Peoples Cultural Revelation Masks Painted At Northgate Library - Chattanoogan.com

Early Peoples Cultural Revelation Masks Painted At Northgate Library - Chattanoogan.com | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

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Children representing home schools Allen Elementary, Hixson Elementary, Chattanooga State, and East Hamilton County enjoyed making Native American cultural masks on Saturday with local artist Larry Bullington of The Masters Studio at Northgate Library..."

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Hodges Library Adds Extra Sunday Hours | One Stop

Hodges Library Adds Extra Sunday Hours | One Stop | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Hodges Library will open its doors at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays beginning February 1 on a trial basis..."

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Despite city's boom, Nashville libraries remain closed Fridays

Despite city's boom, Nashville libraries remain closed Fridays | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
As Metro celebrates its brand new library, many residents say it's time for new hours.
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Wikipedia:Meetup/Nashville/Our Story Matters Editathon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wikipedia:Meetup/Nashville/Our Story Matters Editathon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Nashville Public Library is hosting an "Our Story Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon" to contribute to articles on Wikipedia related to the Civil Rights Movement in Nashville and throughout the South. This program is presented simultaneously with the "Black Lives Matter Wikipedia Edit-a-thon," hosted by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City.

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CSCC, TWC sign agreement
creating new dual admission - The Cleveland Daily Banner

CSCC, TWC sign agreement<br/>creating new dual admission - The Cleveland Daily Banner | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"... While taking classes at Cleveland State for the first two years, the student has access to the Tennessee Wesleyan campus. Knowles said this means he or she can use the library, student center, career center and other such resources..."

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Brentwood Bunch Book Club - Nashville Parent Magazine

Brentwood Bunch Book Club - Nashville Parent Magazine | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Read and discuss Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom. Grades 3 – 5.
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Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle Film Series Begins at National Civil Rights Museum and Memphis Public Library

Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle Film Series Begins at National Civil Rights Museum and Memphis Public Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
MEMPHIS, TN--(Marketwired - January 27, 2015) - Beginning Feb. 5, National Civil Rights Museum and Memphis Public Library will host Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle, a scholar-led film viewing and panel discussion program. This program is organized as a four-part series of conversations that aim to encourage communities across...
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CAHA Presentation on Local Archaeology is February 9 - Chattanoogan.com

CAHA Presentation on Local Archaeology is February 9 - Chattanoogan.com | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The Chattanooga Area Historical Association and the Local History Department of the Public Library invites the public to a talk by Lawrence Alexander.  The free event will be on Monday, February 9 at 6:00p..."

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Tennessee State Library and Archives adds 6 social studies teachers to educator working group

Tennessee State Library and Archives adds 6 social studies teachers to educator working group | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee State Library and Archives has named six social studies teachers to its educator working group.
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Free TLA Webinar on February 4 at noon: "Medical Reference Sources: Quality Health Information on the Internet"

Free TLA Webinar on February 4 at noon: "Medical Reference Sources: Quality Health Information on the Internet" | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Have you ever had a patron show up with a rash, wound or other medical mystery looking for help? Or maybe they or someone dear to them has just gotten diagnosed with something that they'd like to learn about? Join us next week on Wednesday, February 4 at noon CST as Martha Earl presents "Medical Reference Sources: Quality Health Information on the Internet" and learn how you can help them research their issues.

She will discuss the top sources of reliable health information on the Internet and how to find information on physicians, hospitals, medications, and complementary medicine. Martha also provides tips on communicating better with health professionals to get the answers you need. Register now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/449680048 ;

Martha Earl received her MSLS from UT and has 28 years of experience as a medical librarian. She has worked at the UT Preston Medical Library since 1997 and previously helped people to find the answers at both Meharry Medical College and East Tennessee State University College of Medicine Libraries. Martha is a Distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals and winner of the UT School of Information Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award for 2006. Martha has enjoyed sharing her knowledge with librarians of all types from Tennessee to South Africa.

Preston Medical Library provides exceptional reference, research, and instruction for UT Graduate School of Medicine (UTGSM) and UT Medical Center faculty, residents, students, and physicians, and outreach to the community.

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Author Rally at the Maynardville Public Library on Feb 7

Author Rally at the Maynardville Public Library on Feb 7 | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
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Tennessee Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (TLBPH) - kidcentraltn.com

Tennessee Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (TLBPH) - kidcentraltn.com | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
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One of America's great young writers has moved to Chattanooga

One of America's great young writers has moved to Chattanooga | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
On an uphill walk to a 9 a.m. appointment at the new University of Tennessee at Chattanooga library on Tuesday morning, I had to stop to find a water cooler.
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Juxtaposing two events in Nashville

"... Nashville Public Radio reported on January 21, “For the past 7 years Nashville’s Brooks Fund has collected the stories of what it was to be homosexual in Middle Tennessee before 1970.” Nina Cardona told a few of the tales that have been collected, noting that the Brooks Fund is continuing to collect such stories from Mid-TN’s LGBT community and that these are being archived in the Nashville Public Library..."

 

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Ms. Cheap's 101 free things to do: Music

Ms. Cheap's 101 free things to do: Music | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Numbers 1-29 cover music events, concert series and festivals that won't cost a dime.
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"... 10. The Nashville Symphony Summer Community Concert series..."

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UT Alums Heather Dobbins and Christian Anton Gerard to Read Poetry | English Department

UT Alums Heather Dobbins and Christian Anton Gerard to Read Poetry | English Department | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Heather Dobbins and Christian Anton Gerard will return to UT to read from their debut collections at the University of Tennessee’s Writers in the Library on Monday, February 2, at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library. The reading is free and open to the public..."

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UT alums to read their poetry at "Writers in the Library" February

Heather Dobbins and Christian Anton Gerard will return to UT to read from their debut collections at the University of Tennessee's Writers in the Library on Monday, February 2, at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library. The reading is free and open to the public.

 

Dobbins graduated from the UT College Scholars program. She has since earned graduate degrees in California and Vermont and has had her poems published in TriQuarterly Review, Raleigh Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and The Rumpus, among others. Her debut collection of poems is In the Low Houses (Kelsay Press, 2014).

 

Christian Anton Gerard received his PhD in English from UT. He is now an assistant professor of English, Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. He has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and the 2013 Iron Horse Literary Review’s Discovered Voices Award. His debut collection of poems is Wilmot Here, Collect for Stella (WordTech, CW Books, 2014).

 

Writers in the Library hosts readings by noted authors of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The series is sponsored by the UT Libraries and the UT Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund.

 

Christopher Hebert, the UT Libraries' Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence, emcees Writers in the Library events. Hebert and Marilyn Kallet, director of the UT Creative Writing Program, have lined up an exceptional group of authors to read in the 2014–2015 academic year. Visit lib.utk.edu/writers for a complete schedule.

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For further information contact Marilyn Kallet, Director, UT Creative Writing Program (mkallet@utk.edu), or Christopher Hebert, Writer-in-Residence, UT Libraries (chebert3@utk.edu).

Follow us at: www.facebook.com/Writers.in.the.Library

twitter.com/utklibwriters       

 

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Tentative Schedule of Events - Jonesborough Genealogical Society 2015 Programs

Tentative Schedule of Events - Jonesborough Genealogical Society 2015 Programs | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Most programs are at the Washington County-Jonesborough Library .

 

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Mayor Karl Dean's top 5 free things to do

Mayor Karl Dean's top 5 free things to do | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Just like Ms. Cheap, Nasvhille Mayor Karl Dean has a list of free things to do.
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Freedom Rider Patton to share experience

Freedom Rider Patton to share experience | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Freedom Rider Ernest “Rip” Patton Jr. will be sharing his experiences in a talk Wednesday.
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Sevierville: Sevier County READS "Long Man" by Amy Greene - Best Events

Sevierville: Sevier County READS "Long Man" by Amy Greene - Best Events | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Amy Greene, author of “Long Man” will be the special guest for Sevier County READS, an initiative to get Sevier County residents involved in a community read. As an author …"

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January 2015 Library New Releases - First Baptist Church Athens TN

January 2015 Library New Releases - First Baptist Church Athens TN | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Below is a listing of some new releases for our library! If you have never visited our library, or have not swung by in some time, it is in Building A on the main level where our church offices are located. It is open 6 days a week (Monday through Friday 9-4 and Sundays 9-Noon). Stop …
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