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MTSU LIbrary Features "Medieval" and "Contemporary" Exhibits on News Story at WGNSradio.com

MTSU LIbrary Features "Medieval" and "Contemporary" Exhibits on News Story at WGNSradio.com | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Medieval manuscripts and contemporary creations make up two fascinating new displays in MTSU’s James E. Walker Library. ..."

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ECED readers go for world record at CSCC library -

ECED readers go for world record at CSCC library - | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

" The Early Childhood Education (ECED) program at Cleveland State Community College will celebrate Jumpstart’s Read for the Record a national campaign designed to break the world record for the larg..."

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Upcoming wcsLink Activities -Williamson Co School meetings for parents at Williamson Co Library

School events for families and parents at the public library

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Washington County library gets $20K in state funds for new materials

Washington County library gets $20K in state funds for new materials | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"State Librarian and Archivist Chuck Sherrill visited the Washington County Public Library in Jonesborough Monday to announce nearly $20,000 in new state funding for e-books and other electronic and print materials and to celebrate the opening of new computer labs at the library in Jonesborough and at its branch in Gray. ..."

 

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Bible is returned to family after 67 years - greenvilleonline.com

Bible is returned to family after 67 years - greenvilleonline.com | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

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Noel gave the Bible to embassy officials in Brussels who contacted Knoxville City Police. The investigator with the police department, Donna Carter, turned to the Knox County Government Records Archive, an agency of the Knox County Public Library System, for help in locating Roberts’ family. ..."

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Tennessee Library Association: Tennessee Libraries 62:3 - Thirty Years of the Freedom to Read

Tennessee Library Association: Tennessee Libraries 62:3 - Thirty Years of the Freedom to Read | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Karen Storts-Brinks writes about BBW and the 30th annual celebration.

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FTRF supports Banned Websites Awareness Day - Freedom to Read Foundation

FTRF supports Banned Websites Awareness Day - Freedom to Read Foundation | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"We are pleased to announce that the Freedom to Read Foundation is a national promotional partner of AASL's Banned Websites Awareness Day. ..."

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'The Force' is strong with Dickson County's library

'The Force' is strong with Dickson County's library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Star Wars is coming soon to the Dickson County Public Library! The original trilogy: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi will be shown on the big screen 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 20.
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Tennessee for the 50 State Salute

The Tennessee Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee asked me to help with a video for Banned Books Week. Our team began in earnest but near co...
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TLA Newsletter - Summer 2012 - Find out what's happening with TLA!

TLA Newsletter - Summer 2012 - Find out what's happening with TLA! | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

The summer 2012 edition of the TLA Newsletter is now available for your enjoyment.
Please see: http://www.tnla.org/associations/5700/Summer%202012.pdf ;  Member news, State Library updates, an article on new Tenn-Share Director, Jenifer Grady and more!


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TLA 2013 Conference Proposals Wanted!

TLA 2013 Conference Proposals Wanted! | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

We still need a lot more program proposals for the upcoming TLA conference!  Please don't wait to send us your information to be part of this great year of 'Libraries Out of the Box'!  Do you have the best, neatest, coolest, newest, most fun story time ideas ever?  Share them with other librarians that want to be cool like you!  Do you have the longest, most incredible and useful, EVER, list of resources for reference?  Put together a presentation and tell your fellow librarians how to pump up their information resources!  Are you the rock star librarian of the teen set with dynamic, fantastic, teen approved programs and collections that are the envy of YA librarians everywhere?  Now is your chance to rock our library world with your program session!  Are you the electronic IT genius extraordinaire at your library, who knows what the next big thing is for libraries in the gizmo gadget galore world of technology?  Give us the 411 on the latest 2.0 and more with your high-wired presentation!

 

Maybe you are an academic librarian and you have the key to getting students what they need, when they need it, how they need it, in all the best formats they need it...and oh yeah, they needed that 5 minutes ago...help other librarians just like you do more for their students on a daily basis.  Are you the school librarian that everyone considers their 'go to' person for ideas, assistance, great planning and implementation hints, and a media cart load of fabulousness? Well, polish up your gold star and bring your cart load of ideas to the conference and help other school media specialists add to their bag o' tricks.

 

Think out of the box!  Think big!  Think quick!  Did we mention that time is running out for you to promote, share, highlight, offer up your best practices from the tried and true to the newest of new??? October 15th is the deadline for program proposals and we do not want one of you to be left out so please, please, please fill out your proposal forms today and be THE workshop presenter everyone is talking about when the next conference ends!!!

 

Our TLA conference is made by US, the librarians that walk the library walk, and talk the library talk every day, helping people, and ensuring our communities have access to the resources they need all the time, from leisure reading to job seeking, from tots to seniors, from story hour to lifelong learning.  Our conference will be as good as the programs and activities that we put into it! So what do you have to give?  We bet you have a lot!

 

Are you still reading?! You should be writing your proposal now! We used all our best adjectives and lots of exclamation points!!! Go on, get busy, we're waiting...right here by the computer for your program proposal...and we'll keep waiting. But we'll need dinner and a shower and probably a nap so don't wait too long!


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MTSU LIbrary Features "Medieval" and "Contemporary" Exhibits on News Story at WGNSradio.com

MTSU LIbrary Features "Medieval" and "Contemporary" Exhibits on News Story at WGNSradio.com | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Medieval manuscripts and contemporary creations make up two fascinating new displays in MTSU’s James E. Walker Library. ..."

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Lydia McCoy: Libraries help prepare kids for school

Lydia McCoy: Libraries help prepare kids for school | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"From kindergarten to 12th grade, area libraries are helping prepare students for the classroom. ..."

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Power of Energy Efficiency Fair coming Oct. 5 at the Art Circle Public Library

Power of Energy Efficiency Fair coming Oct. 5 at the Art Circle Public Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The Cumberland Healthy Energy Campaign invites the community to a Power of Energy Efficiency Fair from 2 to 6 p.m."

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Leiper’s Fork Public Library annual open house

Leiper’s Fork Public Library annual open house | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"... The library is holding its annual open house, which is a way to become better acquainted with your local library and the many services it offers while enjoying delicious goodies provided by the Friends of the Library. The open house will run 10 a.m.-1 p.m. ..."

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Tennessee Library Association : Nominating Committee Seeks Candidates

Tennessee Library Association : Nominating Committee Seeks Candidates | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

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.

 


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2012 TLA Banned Books Week Display Contest

2012 TLA Banned Books Week Display Contest | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Banned Books Week is celebrating its 30th anniversary, Sept. 30 to Oct. 6 (http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek and http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/).

 

The TLA Intellectual Freedom Committee is hosting its annual Banned Books Display Contest, and we hope that you will enter! There are two easy steps:

 

1. Take photos of your Banned Books Week display.

 

2. Send the photos, the name of your library, and any other related details to Anthony Prince (aprince1@tnstate.edu) before October 13, 2012. Photos of Banned Books Weeks celebrations will be posted to TLA’s website and Facebook page.

 

As with last year, we want you to vote on Facebook for your favorites (“Like” your favorite display). The TLA Intellectual Freedom committee will also vote on a winner. The winning library receives one full year of bragging rights for having the best display!


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Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature Fall Lecture with Gary Schmidt, Two-time Newbery Honor-Winning Author

Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature Fall Lecture with Gary Schmidt, Two-time Newbery Honor-Winning Author | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

CCYAL continues to offer these opportunities each year and cordially invites you to our fall lecture by two-time Newbery Honor Award-Winner Gary D. Schmidt at 7pm on Tuesday October 9th in the Hodges Auditorium in UT's Hodges Library. Gary is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor for Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and a Newbery Honor for The Wednesday Wars. He lives with his family on a 150-year-old farm in Alto, Michigan, where he splits wood, plants gardens, writes, and feeds the wild cats that drop by. His latest book, What Came From the Stars, as well as various others will be for sale by the UT bookstore before and after the lecture.  


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Herald & Tribune - Jonesborough, Tennessee: Library gets $20,000 funding boost from state

Herald & Tribune - Jonesborough, Tennessee: Library gets $20,000 funding boost from state | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The Jonesborough Public Library is the recipient of just under $20,000 in state funding, a healthy increase over the usual amount the library receives. ..."

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Tennessee Library Association : Nominating Committee Seeks Candidates

Tennessee Library Association : Nominating Committee Seeks Candidates | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

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.

 


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West Tennessee Treasures - Whiteville - Lee Ola Roberts Library | WBBJTV West Tennessee's News Channel | ABC 7 Eyewitness News Feature

West Tennessee Treasures - Whiteville - Lee Ola Roberts Library | WBBJTV West Tennessee's News Channel | ABC 7 Eyewitness News Feature | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"From the outside, Whiteville's library looks like many of the historic homes in the area, and that is because it once was the home of Lee Ola Roberts. ..."

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A ‘forbidden section’ is for Hogwarts, not real life libraries

A ‘forbidden section’ is for Hogwarts, not real life libraries | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"This week marks the 30th anniversary of the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week, a time for readers of all stripes to celebrate and defend the freedom to read. ..

 

For example, in 2006, “To Kill a Mockingbird” was challenged in Tennessee for the “use of racial slurs,” which it was argued would promote “racial hatred, racial division, racial separation, and white supremacy.” For real, Tennessee? ..."

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Oakridger - Who will pay for Briceville Library?

Oakridger - Who will pay for Briceville Library? | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"For the next four years, Anderson County government will repay a federal USDA loan, issued to pay for part of the construction costs associated with a new Briceville Public Library. After that time period, the library's foundation will take over the loan payments. ..."

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Jonesborough/ Washington County library receives funding from state

Jonesborough/ Washington County library receives funding from state | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"A big boost in funding today for the Washington County/Jonesborough Public Library. ..."

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2012 TLA Banned Books Week Display Contest - Enter now!

2012 TLA Banned Books Week Display Contest - Enter now! | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Banned Books Week is celebrating its 30th anniversary, Sept. 30 to Oct. 6 (http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek and http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/).

 

The TLA Intellectual Freedom Committee is hosting its annual Banned Books Display Contest, and we hope that you will enter! There are two easy steps:

 

1. Take photos of your Banned Books Week display.

 

2. Send the photos, the name of your library, and any other related details to Anthony Prince (aprince1@tnstate.edu) before October 13, 2012. Photos of Banned Books Weeks celebrations will be posted to TLA’s website and Facebook page.

 

As with last year, we want you to vote on Facebook for your favorites (“Like” your favorite display). The TLA Intellectual Freedom committee will also vote on a winner. The winning library receives one full year of bragging rights for having the best display!


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