"At ALA Midwinter 2014, Carolyn Runyon, the Digital Archivist at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, explained their process of making all their library’s digital collections available through WorldCat and WorldCat Local, which serves as the discovery interface for OCLC WorldShare Management Services (WMS)..."
"... Thanks to community support, volunteers from the Frist, Cheekwood, Nashville Ballet, Ms. Biz Youth Entrepreneurs, the Nashville Public Library and the Tennessee State Museum will be onsite providing craft activities to help ignite creativity among children and inspire our next generation of craft artists..."
"Follow the Chattanooga Public Library's model by providing 3D printers for the public to use, and staff who can help people learn to use them, like materials, CAD, coding, printer maintenance, costs, developing/using/increasing on-line 3D models for things people may need/want..."
"The University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences (UT-SIS) has been awarded a one-year planning grant of $49,557 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Associate Professor Bharat Mehra and Assistant Professor Wade Bishop will administer the grant project, “The role of rural public libraries in small business economic development in the Appalachian region: A case study of Tennessee” (PLSB-TN).” ..."
By GAIL SPRAGINS Director, Perry County Public Library System More than seventy-five Perry County residents turned out on Friday, September 12, to greet the Governor's Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF) tenth anniversary bus tour when it arrived at the Lobelville Library. read more...
"Zinio for Libraries, which launched in September 2012, is changing the way patrons consume digital magazine content. Libraries can choose to subscribe from a selection of hundreds of popular titles, both domestic and international, and offer unlimited simultaneous access to digital replicas of the magazines..."
KNIA / KRLS Radio Summer Reading Program Ends At Knoxville Public LibraryKNIA / KRLS RadioLibrary Director Roslin Thompson said over 500 people signed up for this year’s program with more than half of them completing it. The program is offered every summer to children, teens, and adults.... http://www.librarianchat.com/?p=6693
Last week the board of the Chattanooga Public Library (TN) responded to a city audit released in late August, which criticized Library Director and LJ librarian of the year Corinne Hill and top staffers for receiving excess travel reimbursements (since repaid), and stated that two employees have been reported to the state for suspected fraud for taking paid speaking and consultant jobs on library time.
"..In addition, libraries are beginning to understand their key role in supporting entrepreneurs as unofficial corporate librarian for these budding businesses. The Chattanooga Public Library has made their top floor of their main building a center for entrepreneurs. The public library in Westport, Connecticut opened up a Maker space in which people can use 3D printing machines to make all sort of artistic and/or utilitarian objects..."
"Friends of Tennessee Libraries has established a Grant Program to aid member Friends groups in paying expenses for programs that would benefit the group, that they might not have the funds to implement..."
In support of the Tennessee Promise initiative, Justin Potter Library will commit to the following actions: 1. Starting Sept 25 through Oct. 30, Justin Potter Library will provide computers and quiet space each Thursday from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. for our high school seniors to go online at www.TNPromise.gov to apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship, for adults to sign up as mentors and or community members for find out more information about this initiative.
At this year’s DataFest, Thursday, September 25, at the Nashville Public Library, Tenn-Share is celebrating ten years of bringing library professionals and vendors together to talk, share, explore and learn. A special feature this year is “10 for Tenn,” concise, ten minute (or less) mini-sessions on a variety of topics. In addition, 17 vendors will be conducting 25 or 45 minute sessions about their products (the schedule is online). Please register by Thursday, September 18, 2014..."
"Amy Billone will read from her new poetry collection at UT’s Writers in the Library on Monday, September 29, at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library. The reading is free and open to the public..."