"Nashville area library managers, staff and supporters: join us for this free, half-day OCLC Members’ Event on Thursday 5 April, at the Tennessee State Library’s Auditorium: Libraries and Information Consumers at Webscale: The Future is Now!
Join us for this 3-hour interactive workshop to examine the impact of the Web on our rapidly changing information landscape. In this quick-fire session we’ll share highlights from OCLC’s research (including Libraries at Webscale and Perceptions of Libraries) on today’s increasingly empowered information consumer, and we’ll present ideas from technology and business thought leaders. We’ll explore our own experiences and interpretations of OCLC’s data and compare notes about what this means for library technology, services, and outreach in Tennessee. Together we’ll consider: what’s tomorrow’s information consumer thinking about, today? How do library users interact when information lives at Webscale, served up by the “Gang of Four” (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon)? How do libraries take their rightful place at Webscale? How can libraries pursue meaningful innovation?
Date: Thursday, 5 April 2012
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Location: Auditorium, Tennessee State Library and Archives, 403 7th Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37243
Cost: FREE to attend but space is limited – be sure to RSVP!
"For the summer Topics in Photography class, 15 students researched the substantial photography collection of the Kingsport Public Library & Archives and meticulously re-photographed dozens of locations around Kingsport, just as they appeared in the original images." Mar 26-30
"Jim Douthat of Signal Mountain, Tennessee has been recognized for his many achievements by the Chattanooga Area Historical Association. He has been named the first recipient of the James W. Livingood Historian of the Year award."
"The campus is invited to join the Libraries in celebrating the Shaheen Antiquarian Bible Collection, more than 300 early printed Bibles and other rare books from the collection of noted Shakespeare scholar Naseeb Shaheen." Mar 30
The Library Staff and Mary B. Cole invite all children to an hour of fun, learning about 'head to toe' safety. The Action Figure/Paper Doll Day will be Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. This craft activity is designed to introduce...
"Brentwood's Tree Committee will hold its annual Arbor Day Celebration 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Brentwood Library. As is tradition, Brentwood Mayor Paul Webb will oversee the new tree planted during a dedication ceremony."
"Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibits - Tennessee State Museum and Tennessee State Library and Archives will present artifacts related to Shiloh and give visitors the opportunity to hear little-known stories accompanying highlighted objects."