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Tennessee Library Association- FREE Staff Development Webinar -Libraries & Economic Development

Tennessee Library Association- FREE Staff Development Webinar -Libraries & Economic Development | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Register now for this webinar about how libraries are "transforming their image and becoming recognized as active agents of economic development." TLA President Dinah Harris is presenting this webinar on Sept 5.

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Ms. Cheap: Library's Salon@615 series draws big names

Ms. Cheap: Library's Salon@615 series draws big names | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"When I saw the list of authors to be featured in the Nashville Public Library’s fall/winter Salon@615 series, I was taken aback..."

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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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TLA Newsletter - Summer 2012

TLA Newsletter - Summer 2012 | 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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Memphis re-files its suit against state voter photo ID law

Memphis re-files its suit against state voter photo ID law | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The City of Memphis filed its lawsuit in Davidson County Chancery Court on Friday challenging Tennessee's photo identification requirement for voting.
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TLA President's Blog - The Mobile Wave by Michael Saylor

TLA President's Blog - The Mobile Wave by Michael Saylor | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Dinah Harris asks TLA members how the "disruptive technology" of mobile computing is impacting our libraries and patrons.  How can they be used in libraries?


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APSU’s Goldsmith Press has several exhibits planned for this Fall : Discover Clarksville TN

APSU’s Goldsmith Press has several exhibits planned for this Fall : Discover Clarksville TN | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"For the last 15 years, the Goldsmith Press & Rare Type Collection at Austin Peay State University has helped preserve the great American tradition of letterpress printing. Students and community members are invited to use the collection’s hand-carved wood letters and antique printing presses to created broadsides and prints that express their personal opinions about contemporary issues. ..."

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Excitement At The Williamson County Library - Meet Abe Lincoln

Excitement At The Williamson County Library - Meet Abe Lincoln | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Don't miss your chance to meet Abe Lincoln impersonator, Dennis Boggs, at the Williamson County Library. There are always fun events going on at your local branch."..

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New Briceville library construction to begin

New Briceville library construction to begin | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"A library for the isolated Anderson County community of Briceville, years in planning, is about to become a reality with the opening this week of bids on the project, officials said..."

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Oakridger - Letter to the Editor: Thanks to ‘extraordinary community’ for Summer Reading Program help

Oakridger - Letter to the Editor: Thanks to ‘extraordinary community’ for Summer Reading Program help | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The Oak Ridge Public Library staff would like to express our thanks for the support of this extraordinary community during our summer reading and listening programs. Our library joined other libraries across the state and throughout the country in this year’s program titled “Dream Big … Read. ...”

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Tombstone of Anderson County veteran returned to its resting place - SEVIERVILLE — Several weeks ago while performing their normal tree-trimming work two local men stumbled upon what appeared to ...

Tombstone of Anderson County veteran returned to its resting place  -  SEVIERVILLE — Several weeks ago while performing their normal tree-trimming work two local men stumbled upon what appeared to ... | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"SEVIERVILLE — Several weeks ago while performing their normal tree-trimming work two local men stumbled upon what appeared to be a tombstone located at the bottom of a ravine ...

 

That’s where Sevier County Public Library System Genealogist Theresa Williams stepped in. The pair contacted Williams, through their family member Ruth Matthews, to find any information she could about Walters."

 

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Spring Hill Public Library August Artist-James Spearman | Spring Hill Fresh-A Fresh, New Voice in Spring Hill, TN

Spring Hill Public Library August Artist-James Spearman | Spring Hill Fresh-A Fresh, New Voice in Spring Hill, TN | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"It’s always a pleasant surprise to find out your seemingly ordinary neighbor has led a fascinating life and is full of talents. ..."

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Forgotten Crossroads: Pippin Community had thriving school - PUTNAM COUNTY -- As the Putnam County Archives continues its research into the almost forgotten communities of the area this week they...

Forgotten Crossroads: Pippin Community had thriving school - PUTNAM COUNTY -- As the Putnam County Archives continues its research into the  almost forgotten  communities of the area this week they... | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"PUTNAM COUNTY -- As the Putnam County Archives continues its research into the almost forgotten communities of the area this week they are turning to the Pippin community. ...

 

Jones later went on to Tennessee Polytechnic Institute -- later renamed Tennessee Tech University -- where she taught library science for more than 40 years. ..."

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Crissy Haslam, First Lady of Tennessee :: Read 20 Book Club

Crissy Haslam, First Lady of Tennessee :: Read 20 Book Club | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"...  am very excited to announce that Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown will be our September Book of the Month! Stanley Longchamp is a nice, ordinary boy until he suddenly becomes "flat" one day when his bulletin board falls on him. Stanley takes off on all kinds of adventures and travels around the world—your family can read about Stanley’s adventures in the Flat Stanley book series...."

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Limb from historic sycamore tree now on display at courthouse - Elizabethton Star

Limb from historic sycamore tree now on display at courthouse - Elizabethton Star | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"A small piece of Elizabethton’s history has been preserved and will be on display at the Carter County Courthouse for future generations to see and read about, thanks to a handful of citizens who enjoy old things..."

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834 registered for summer reading program in county library system - Totals for the summer reading program in the Sevier County Public Library System were announced on Aug. 29. ...

834 registered for summer reading program in county library system  -          Totals for the summer reading program in the Sevier County Public Library System were announced on Aug. 29.   ... | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"834 registered for summer reading program in county library system -

Totals for the summer reading program in the Sevier County Public Library System were announced on Aug. 29.
For the children’s program &..."

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Tennessee Library Association- FREE Staff Development Webinar -Libraries & Economic Development

Tennessee Library Association- FREE Staff Development Webinar -Libraries & Economic Development | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Register now for this webinar about how libraries are "transforming their image and becoming recognized as active agents of economic development." TLA President Dinah Harris is presenting this webinar on Sept 5.

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Tennessee Reading Association Announces Conference, Workshop, and Website News

Tennessee Reading Association Announces Conference, Workshop, and Website News | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The Tennessee Reading Association (TRA) is pleased to announce that its annual conference, Literacy: The Core to Learning, will be held December 2-4, 2012, at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, Tennessee..."

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Bonnaroo Works Fund Announces Awards | Bonnaroo 2012

Bonnaroo Works Fund Announces Awards | Bonnaroo 2012 | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"... Coffee County Manchester Public Library - This award enables the Coffee County Library to set up and offer on-line foreign language courses to all library card holders. ..."

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Long-Time Director Heeds a Call Back Into the Music Business

Long-Time Director Heeds a Call Back Into the Music Business | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"BARTOW | Joe Spann, director of the Polk County Historical and Genealogical Library for two decades, is leaving the county for Nashville..."

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New student-designed, friendly signs point the way at Walker Library

New student-designed, friendly signs point the way at Walker Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"All signs point to success in finding the right area of MTSU’s James E. Walker Library with bright new directional signs adorning the building this fall semester...."

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Austin Peay State University : APSU's Goldsmith Press has several exhibits planned for this fall

Austin Peay State University : APSU's Goldsmith Press has several exhibits planned for this fall | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"...The 9/11/2012 Project – The press will be at various sites between Sept. 8-11 for participants to record and print memories of the 9/11 tragedy. From noon to 4 p.m. on Sept. 8, it will be at the Blend Studio in Nashville. From noon to 4 p.m. on Sept. 9, the press will be at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 10, the press will be set up at the Ajax Senior Center and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 11, it will be available in the Woodward Library on the APSU campus..."

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Making Tracks in Houston County - Houston County Library

Making Tracks in Houston County -  Houston County Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Parenting Class
An Active Parenting Class will be facilitated by Sheila Settles from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, at the Houston County Library. Call the Houston County UT Extension officeat 289-3242 by Sept. 7 to enroll. This class is for parents with children ages 5 to 12.

 

Computer Classes
Free computer classes are being offered at the Houston County Library at various dates and times. They are Excel 2010, Internet Basics and E-mail, Resume & Job Search, Basic Facebook, Basic Publisher 2010, Basic EBay, and Basic Word 2010. You may sign up for one or all of the classes. Because of the economy, one of the most important classes is probably the Resume and Job Search class. In this class, you will learn how to search for jobs, create a resume and how to attach your resume to your application. Call the library at 931-289-3858 to sign up or for more information."

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Judge: Memphis Library Cards Aren’t Voter ID

Judge: Memphis Library Cards Aren’t Voter ID | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"...A spokesman for State Librarian and Archivist Charles A. Sherrill declined comment on the controversy, citing the litigation. But Dinah Harris, president of the Tennessee Library Association, sided with Memphis officials in comments emailed to LJ.
“We applaud the Memphis Public Library for their vision and zeal to serve their citizens,” Harris said. “Since the Memphis Public Library has very stringent requirements to verify identification in order to obtain a library card, it makes sense that their card should be able to be used for voter identification.”..."

 

From earlier in the controversy this past August with a quote from the TLA President.

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