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In Praise of Librarians and Archivists (by Mark Cheathem)

In Praise of Librarians and Archivists (by Mark Cheathem) | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

In Praise of Librarians and Archivists: Appreciating the Colleagues Who Make Professors' Jobs Easier By Mark Cheathem, Associate Professor of History, Cumberland University


Since I was a child begging my mother to take me to the library on a daily...

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TSLA Congratulates Librarians Who've Completed Specialized Training Program

TSLA Congratulates Librarians Who've Completed Specialized Training Program | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Librarians do more than stand guard over shelves of books. In order to be successful, they're frequently called up to be freedom of information advocates, strategic planners, marketing specialists, budget-balancing experts, public speakers and more - sometimes all in the same week!

 

To help Tennessee's public librarians deal with the many challenges they face on the job, the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) offers a three-year training program called the Public Library Management Institute. And this week, TSLA is pleased to recognize 23 library directors from across the state who just graduated from the institute.

 

Participants in the program spend a week each year in intense training sessions on topics such as library values, library governance, leadership, project and personnel management, and strategic partnerships. This year's graduates join 157 others who have completed the institute's training since the program was founded in 1995.

 

"The Public Library Management Institute has served librarians and, by extension, the library visitors they serve well for 20 years," said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. "The goal of this program is to help our state's librarians provide the best possible experience they can to each person who walks through a library's doors or accesses a library website online. I commend this year's graduates for their hard work and dedication to improving their craft."

 

"TSLA is pleased to operate the Public Library Management Institue as part of our ongoing commitment to provide training and support to public librarians throughout Tennessee, particularly those who serve rural and suburban communities," State Librarian and Archivist Chuck Sherrill said. "This program highlights some of the best practices in library management and it also provides librarians with networking opportunities that can be beneficial throughout their careers."

 

 This year's graduates are:

Amanda Smith of Audrey Pack Memorial Library in Spring City

Amanda Williams of Washburn Community Library

Bambi Walker of Greenback Public Library

Bradley Walker of William H. and Edgar Magness Community House & Library in McMinnville

Carol B. Ghattas of Linebaugh Public Library in Murfreesboro

Cindy Nesbitt of Giles County Public Library in Pulaski

Crystal Nash of Lewis County Public Library in Hohenwald

Daphne Windham of Briceville Public Library

David Phillips of Seymour Branch Library

Donna Phillips of Jefferson City Public Library

Eileen Queener of H.B. Stamps Memorial Library in Rogersville

Fayrene Miller of Bean Station Public Library

Gail Spragins of Perry County Public Library in Linden

Glenda Kinney Doyle of Lee Ola Roberts Public Library in Whiteville

Jillian Rael of Lincoln County Public Library in Fayetteville

Kimberly Todd of Luttrell Public Library

Lelani Sabo of Hendersonville Public Library of Sumner County

May Lingner of Cheatham County Public Library in Ashland City

Melissa Montgomery of Surgoinsville Branch Library

Pamela Rudnitzki of Wartburg Public Library

Sandra Brakebill of Niota Public Library

Sarah Lewis of Putnam County Library in Cookeville

Tamara Hammer of Dickson County Public Library in Dickson

 

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 Media contact: Blake Fontenay, Tri-Star Chronicles Coordinator, (615) 253-8759 or c.blake.fontenay@tn.gov

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Chattanooga 'moved and touched' by sympathy from Port Angeles - Peninsula Daily

Chattanooga 'moved and touched' by sympathy from Port Angeles - Peninsula Daily | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
“Chattanooga 'moved and touched' by sympathy from Port Angeles Peninsula Daily After the shooting deaths of five servicemen in Chattanooga on July 16, the Revitalize group began the effort to demonstrate Port Angeles' friendship with the Tennessee...”
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Letter: Oak Ridge library should stay public

Letter: Oak Ridge library should stay public | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
A private company must earn a profit for its owners.
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Datebook: July 29 - Healthy Soil Workshop, Aluminum Can Project, Low Tech - High Quality

Datebook: July 29 - Healthy Soil Workshop, Aluminum Can Project, Low Tech - High Quality | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"... The Tennessee State Library and Archives offers a free workshop titled "Using Low Tech Photos for High Quality Research" this Saturday morning..." Aug 1

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Library's 'Hot Summer Nights' series begins with the Classic Q Band

Library's 'Hot Summer Nights' series begins with the Classic Q Band | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The Classic Q Band bills what it does as classic rock — but not heavy, and it'll be stripped down even further for the debut of the 2015 "Hot Summer Nights" concert series at the Blount County Public Library, which launches Thursday, Aug. 6.
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Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library now offers Fold3 Military Genealogy Database access

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library now offers Fold3 Military Genealogy Database access | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Genealogy enthusiasts now have access to a military genealogy database—Fold3—at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library (CMCPL)..."

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Free lecture: The evolution of Tennessee’s borders in maps

Free lecture: The evolution of Tennessee’s borders in maps | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
It’s easy today to think of Tennessee’s borders as set in stone, but that hasn’t always been the case.
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Bedford County Bookmobile destroyed in fire

Bedford County Bookmobile destroyed in fire | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Fire destroyed the Argie Cooper Public Library Bookmobile, and officials are now scrambling to replace it.
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SCPLS King Family Library to close for construction

SCPLS King Family Library to close for construction | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The Sevier County Public Library System King Family Library located at 408 High Street in Sevierville will be closed on Wednesday, July 29 due to construction and safety concerns during the renovation project on the third floor..."

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Enjoy Shakespeare comedy at Blount County Public Library

Enjoy Shakespeare comedy at Blount County Public Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The Tennessee Stage Company will present William Shakespeare’s comedy, "The Taming of the Shrew," Monday at the Blount County Public Library.
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Clinton Public Library | Read to a DogUpcoming Events

Clinton Public Library | Read to a DogUpcoming Events | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"... Children can practice their reading skills by reading to her—she won’t judge..."

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TSLA's Next Workshop: Using Low Tech Photos for High Quality Research | Tennessee Secretary of State

TSLA's Next Workshop: Using Low Tech Photos for High Quality Research | Tennessee Secretary of State | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Smart phones and selfie sticks were more than 100 years away from being invented, but photography was nevertheless an important part of people's lives during the 19th Century. And those ancient photos can provide important clues even today to people who are trying to learn more about their ancestors.

 

In the latest in the Tennessee State Library and Archives' (TSLA) free workshop series, Nashville native Lynda Massey will coach participants in how to use those photos to assist in genealogical research.

 

Photos from the Victorian era can help identify long-lost ancestors through images of period clothing, hair styles, facial hair, and even through details left behind by the photographers themselves. In this workshop, Massey will explain how one can identify images by their case makers, the names of photographers and photo studio addresses. Using city directories (available at TSLA and online) to establish when photographers worked at particular addresses, researchers can even pinpoint the dates when photos were made.

 

Massey has been interested in photography her whole life and began collecting about 20 years ago. She repairs and cleans daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and images of all types.   She is also an avid collector and authority on antique jewelry.  

 

The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be held in TSLA's auditorium from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Aug. 1.

 

Those wishing to attend must register online because seating in the auditorium is limited. Parking is available in the front, on the side, and in back of TSLA's building, which is located at 403 Seventh Avenue North, directly west of the State Capitol building in downtown Nashville. To register, visit: http://tslaphotoworkshop.eventbrite.com For more information on the event, call: (615) 741-2764 or e-mail: workshop.tsla@tn.gov

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MATA to gather Midtown residents' comments

MATA to gather Midtown residents' comments | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Memphis Area Transit Authority has scheduled a public meeting Thursday to hear Midtown and other city residents comment on routes and modes for the Midtown Area Connector.
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Two Lectures Highlight TSLA's August Workshop Series

Two Lectures Highlight TSLA's August Workshop Series | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
“During the month of August, the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) hosts two lecture events of note: On Saturday, August 1st from 9:30 a.m.”
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Another War for Tennessee's Returning World War II Veterans

Another War for Tennessee's Returning World War II Veterans | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
“It sounds like the plot of a summer action movie: A group of war heroes return from the battlefield to find their idyllic rural community overrun with corruption.”
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CASA's Rocklin rides bus for facility dog practice

CASA's Rocklin rides bus for facility dog practice | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Williamson County Court Appointed Service Advocate dog Rocklin lounged on the floor of the Franklin Transit Authority bus, using the 9 o'clock hour Wednesday morning to practice riding the transit system.
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Tennessee Theater announces August entertainment line-up

Tennessee Theater announces August entertainment line-up | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"... The Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation and Knox County Public Library’s Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound (TAMIS) will host Southern Exposure: The Great Smoky Mountain Film Festival on Saturday, Aug. 15...."

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Event Reminder | Discuss Iran: What Next? | Aug 4 | Green Hills Public Library | Tennessee World Affairs Council

Event Reminder | Discuss Iran: What Next? | Aug 4 | Green Hills Public Library | Tennessee World Affairs Council | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Event Reminder | Discuss Iran: What Next? | Aug 4 | Green Hills Public Library
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Friends of the E.G. Fisher Public Library book sale

Friends of the E.G. Fisher Public Library book sale | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Photo by Dewey Morgan Numerous people of all ages searched through and read books during the Friends of the E.G. Fisher Public Library annual used book sale Thursday through Sunday.
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Library Happenings: July 27 - August 1, 2015

Library Happenings: July 27 - August 1, 2015 | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Children's Department: Story Time for preschoolers, kindergarten readiness. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ 10:00 am! Murder In Cold Blood: Murder Mystery Event It's finally here! Our murder mystery...
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Faith briefs

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Holocaust Bookshelf to be dedicated

Temple Beth El and its Library Committee will dedicate the "Holocaust Memorial Library Bookshelf," following the service to welcome the Sabbath, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, 3037 Kingston Pike.
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Club News

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"GFWC CHILHOWEE CLUB: Supports the Blount County community by donating to worthy causes. Checks were presented recently to the Clayton Center for the Performing Arts, the Blount County Food Pantry, the Blount County Public Library and to the Maryville Kiwanis Club and Imagination Library..."

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Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew @ Blount County Library - Jul 27, 2015 - Blount County Chamber

Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew @ Blount County Library - Jul 27, 2015 - Blount County Chamber | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
“ The Taming of the Shrew,” one of William Shakespeare’s comedy plays will be performed live by the Tennessee Stage Company in the Reading
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Classes are plentiful in the area in which you may be interested in joining

Classes are plentiful in the area in which you may be interested in joining | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Literacy classes at Washington County Public Library in Abingdon

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Nashville Library Breaks Record With Demand For Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set A Watchman’

Nashville Library Breaks Record With Demand For Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set A Watchman’ | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Harper Lee’s “Go Set A Watchman” has arrived in record-setting numbers at the Nashville Public Library. To meet the demand, Noel Rutherford uses a
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