"The Tennessee Court of Appeals will hear a challenge to the new photo identification law. The court on Thursday set arguments in the case for Oct. 18, the day after early voting begins for the general election."
The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for TLA Vice President/President Elect and Recording Secretary. Duties and responsibilities may be found in the TLA Manual of Procedures found on TLA’s web site at www.tnla.org under the heading “About TLA.” Please send your nominations (and yes, you may nominate yourself), to one of the Committee members listed below:
Pam Dennis, CULS Susie Ries, Trustees/Friends Sarah Searles, School Libraries Stephanie Sutton, Special Libraries Janet Walker, Public Libraries
All nominations must be received by October 14, 2012, so the Nominating Committee can finalize the ballot by November 30, 2012.
"Humanities Tennessee’s Southern Festival of Books has been held in Nashville each October since 1989. It is the original book festival, A Celebration of the Written Word, and has inspired hundreds of similar book festivals throughout the nation and beyond. The festival is free and open to the public. ..."
"...After his retirement, Sam was active in numerous civic and educational organizations, including the Oak Ridge United Nations Committee, the Friends of the Oak Ridge Library, and the Oak Ridge Institute of Continued Learning..."
"McIver's Grant Public Library has seen many changes since officials gathered in the lobby of the Lannom Center two years ago to announce the beginning of a capital campaign to create a new library..."
"Looking to reverse two earlier setbacks in court, attorneys for the City of Memphis (and two registered voters) last week asked Tennessee’s Court of Appeals to hear its challenge to the state’s picture identification voter requirement, a legal battle rooted in the city’s decision to issue library cards to be used as photo ID..."
"Using archival photographs and vintage postcards, B. Kenneth Cornett and Linda Braden Albert will provide a pictorial history of Blount County 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Blount County Public Library, 508 N. Cusick Street. Their book, “Images of America: Blount County” is a 128-page book containing 224 images and was published by Arcadia Publishing. The series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, counties and cities across the country. The event is free and open to the public..."
"Steven Escar Smith, dean of the UT Libraries, has been named to the Tennessee Advisory Council on Libraries. He was appointed by Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett to a three-year renewable term."
"... Glenn continued his education with a Master's degree in Library Science from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, then pursued his doctorate at Peabody University in Lincoln, Nebraska...."
"Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero will be arguing that environmental stewardship and economic development go hand in hand when she reviews a book for the Knox County Public Library’s Brown Bag Green Book series."
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