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State Library and Archives Promotes Family History Saturday

State Library and Archives Promotes Family History Saturday

OK, so the whole family is stuffed with Thanksgiving turkey. Everyone is shopped out after Black Friday. So what to do with the rest of the holiday weekend?


The staff at the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) is encouraging families to stop by for Family History Saturday, a time when they can research their roots together.

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Randal McGavock’s long-lost diary returns to Tennessee | TheNews | Nashville Community Newspapers

Randal McGavock’s long-lost diary returns to Tennessee | TheNews | Nashville Community Newspapers | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"In a bizarre turn of events, the long-lost diary of famous Nashvillian and Civil War Confederate officer, Randal William McGavock, was found buried deep within a closet shelf in Cincinnati, Ohio..."

 
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Jasper, TN board weighs costs of library roof, storage building

Jasper, TN board weighs costs of library roof, storage building | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
JASPER, Tenn. — The Jasper Public Library is in need of two costly upgrades, and city leaders are examining the potential costs.
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Libraries Ranks in Top 25 of Public Research Universities | Tennessee Today

Libraries Ranks in Top 25 of Public Research Universities | Tennessee Today | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The UT Libraries has been ranked in the top twenty-five of all public research universities in the US, according to recently released data from a leading industry organization..."

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Pierce County Library promotes deputy to top job | Local News | The News Tribune

Pierce County Library promotes deputy to top job | Local News | The News Tribune | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The library board voted Tuesday to promote deputy director Georgia Lomax as the system’s new executive director. She was the lone internal candidate on a list of three finalists.
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Well, we are still glad to have you in Tennessee, Nate!

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Randal McGavock's missing Civil War diary back in Tennessee

Randal McGavock's missing Civil War diary back in Tennessee | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Randal McGavock served as Nashville's mayor and built Franklin's Carnton Plantation.
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Knoxville Opera Preview to perform at Blount County Public Library

Knoxville Opera Preview to perform at Blount County Public Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

MARYVILLE, TN  (August 15, 2014)   The final concert of this season’s Hot Summer Nights concert series at the Blount County Public Library will be performed by two singers from the Knoxville Opera Company.

            The performance, free to the public and sponsored by the Blount County Friends of the Library, will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening, August 28, and will be indoors in air conditioned comfort in the library’s main gallery!

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            Kevin Doherty, baritone, and Sarah Fitch, mezzosoprano, will sing excerpts from the 2014-15 season’s operas: H.M.S. Pinafore, Carmen and Il Trovatore.  They will also perform some selections from popular songs to make a pleasing program.  Maestro Brian Salesky, Executive Director and Conductor of Knoxville Opera, will be the guest speaker and accompanist.

 Information about the Knoxville Opera and this year’s performances in Knoxville is available atwww.knoxvilleopera.com . 

Mezzosoprano Sarah Fitch earned her Master’s degree in opera performance from the University of Tennessee School of Music.  The Houston native has performed principal opera roles with Knoxville Opera, Opera in the Ozarks, the University of Tennessee, and the University of North Texas.  She has also appeared in concert with the University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra.  Sarah will be performing the role of Hebe in Knoxville Opera’s production of H.M.S. Pinafore in November, 2014.

Baritone Kevin Doherty earned his Master’s degree in opera performance from the University of Tennessee School of Music.  The Massapequa, New York, native has performed principal opera roles with International Opera Theatre (Italy), Knoxville Opera, Shreveport Opera, Asheville Opera, Ithaca Opera, Summer Garden Opera (VA), Midwest Institute of Opera (IL), Marble City Opera (Knoxville), the University of Houston, and the University of Tennessee  Kevin has appeared in concert with the Hendersonville (NC) Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, Rapides (LA) Symphony, and at the Brevard and Ashlawn Music Festivals.

 

Free and open to the public, the programs are hosted by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville, and sponsored by the Friends of the Blount County Public Library.

           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”.

 

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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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Spring Hill Officials Seeking Applicants To Serve On Library Board | Spring Hill Fresh-A Fresh, New Voice in Spring Hill, TN

Spring Hill Officials Seeking Applicants To Serve On Library Board | Spring Hill Fresh-A Fresh, New Voice in Spring Hill, TN | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The Spring Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen
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Cain joins McIver's Grant Public Library as children's librarian

Residents entering the Kids Zone at McIver's Grant Public Library will find a new face leading children's programming. Vanessa Cain has joined the McIver's Grant family as children's librarian. "We are so excited to have Vanessa here as the children's librarian at McIver's Grant Public Library," said Library Director Regina Patterson. "We want to invite all children and parents to come by and meet her."...
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Genealogy Class

Genealogy Class | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
FREE GENEALOGY CLASS: Our next Free Monthly Genealogy Class will be Tuesday, August 26th at 5 p.m. at the Houston County Public Library. Our topic will be "Managing Your Ancestor's Story". All of our ancestor's have their own story to tell. This class will teach you how to collect and record your ancestor's records and then taking those records and use them to tell their story. This class is presented by Melissa Barker, Certified Archivist/Records Manager for Houston County, TN. and Professional Genealogist. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Houston County Public Library. Everyone is Welcome to Attend!
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Extension Publications & Resources - Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library - Libraries - The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Extension Publications & Resources - Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library - Libraries - The University of Tennessee, Knoxville | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The UT Libraries serves the flagship campus of the state university system. The Libraries support the teaching, research, and service mission of the university and enhances the academic experience of each student at the Knoxville campus — through outstanding print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities and technological resources. The John C. Hodges Library, Webster C. Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library, and George F. DeVine Music Library serve the Knoxville campus.
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Long-lost Civil War diary returned to Tennessee - The Sacramento Bee

Long-lost Civil War diary returned to Tennessee - The Sacramento Bee | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
A Civil War diary kept by a onetime mayor of Nashville Randal McGavock has been returned to Tennessee 152 years after it was found by a Union captain when Fort Henry was captured from Confederate forces.
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1963 Tennessee death certificates are here! | Knox County Public Library

1963 Tennessee death certificates are here! | Knox County Public Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Tennessee death certificates become public record after 50 years. The Tennessee death certificates for 1963, the most recent public records, are now available at the McClung Collection. Although both Familysearch.org and Ancestry.com have made death certificates available on their databases, the more recent certificates are only available on microfilm.
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Former library foundation director accused of embezzling $20k recently worked for another charity

Former library foundation director accused of embezzling $20k recently worked for another charity | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Less than 48 hours after police charged the former executive director of the Bristol Public Library Foundation with embezzlement, we're learning she spent the last year doing charitable work at another organization.
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Auditor: Thousands misspent at Chattanooga Public Library as Director, top aides cited in report

Auditor: Thousands misspent at Chattanooga Public Library as Director, top aides cited in report | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
A city auditor’s investigation of Chattanooga Public Library leaders reveals cracks in the foundation of a two-year renaissance that has put the library at the forefront in the world of public libraries.
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Answers from a librarian - Columbia Herald

Answers from a librarian - Columbia Herald | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
“No problem was ever solved in the same consciousness that was used to create it.”
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A mixed-methods analysis of a library-based hand-held intervention with rural clinicians - Wallace - 2014 - Health Information & Libraries Journal - Wiley Online Library

A mixed-methods analysis of a library-based hand-held intervention with rural clinicians - Wallace - 2014 - Health Information & Libraries Journal - Wiley Online Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Authors include Richard Wallace of Quillen College of Medicine Library, East Tennessee State University

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Augusta R. Kolwyck Library and Information Commons Blog: Kolwyck Library's Information Literacy Program Listed as Exemplary Best Practice

Augusta R. Kolwyck Library and Information Commons Blog: Kolwyck Library's Information Literacy Program Listed as Exemplary Best Practice | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"... KLIC was noted for its exemplary best practice in the outreach category. KLIC is the only community college library on the list in any of the ten categories..."

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Writers in the Library: B. J. Leggett

Writers in the Library: B. J. Leggett | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"B. J. Leggett will read from his latest novel, Prosperity, at the University of Tennessee's Writers in the Library on Monday, September 15, 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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Medic Blood Donor Opportunity to be at Blount County Public Library

Medic Blood Donor Opportunity to be at Blount County Public Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

MARYVILLE, TN  (August 22, 2014 )    The Medic Regional Blood Center will be at Blount County Public Library for a blood drive on Tuesday, September 2, from 12 noon to 7 p.m.  The drive will be inside the library in the Sharon Lawson Room.

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As an added incentive to give, all donors will receive a free ticket to the TVA&I Fair.

            Free and open to the public, the drive is sponsored by Medic and 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”.

 

 
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Library Roundup: Story Times, Lego Fun & More! - Williamson Source

Library Roundup: Story Times, Lego Fun & More! - Williamson Source | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
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Message of hope: TN Mental Health Commissioner Varney to speak Thursday

Message of hope: TN Mental Health Commissioner Varney to speak Thursday | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
E. Douglas Varney, commissioner, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, will speak at the Aug. 28 mental health awareness presentation at the Blount County Public Library.
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Open source software collaborations in Tennessee's regional library system: Library Review: Vol 59, No 9

Open source software collaborations in Tennessee's regional library system: Library Review: Vol 59, No 9 | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Tennessee's regional library system (TRLS), in existence for over 60 years in the USA, is composed of 12 multi‐county regions serving 211 small‐ and ..."

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Capitol documentary wins award from National Conference of State Legislatures

Capitol documentary wins award from National Conference of State Legislatures | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
A documentary produced by the Tennessee State Library and Archives staff has earned national recognition from a group that serves state legislators and their staff members.
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My Music City Mommy - Family Savings - Nashville Tennessee: Nashville Public Library Free Events

My Music City Mommy - Family Savings - Nashville Tennessee: Nashville Public Library Free Events | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"If your looking for something to do with the kiddos - Here's some great events happening through the Nashville Public Libraries..."

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Jobs4TN hiring event set at library Monday

Jobs4TN hiring event set at library Monday | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Tennessee Career Center of Blount County will hold a Jobs4TN hiring event Maryville sponsored by state Rep. Bob Ramsey and Sen. Doug Overbey.
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