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James E. Walker Library -- Middle Tennessee State University video tour

James E. Walker Library -- Middle Tennessee State University video tour | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The MTSU Library, an active partner in the scholarly communication process, provides information resources and instructional services to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff and researchers."

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SCPLS King Family Library now FamilySearch Affiliate | Powell iSurf - Local, Free, Powell News

SCPLS King Family Library now FamilySearch Affiliate | Powell iSurf - Local, Free, Powell News | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"East Tennessee: It will be much easier now to access your genealogical Family Records now.  The King Family Library, Sevier County Public Library System (SCPLS), announced today that it is the newest FamilySearch affiliate library..."

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Sam Venable: Time to start on the next 44 years

Sam Venable: Time to start on the next 44 years | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Talk about weird … Less than 24 hours before the Labor Day weekend began, 44-plus years of my own labor vanished. This occurred at 9:28 a.m.  Friday when a truck from the University of Tennessee library rolled down my driveway, laden with dozens of boxes crammed with newspaper tearsheets, magazine articles, book manuscripts, notes, photos, audio tapes, negatives, slides, award certificates and letters — both of the "atta-boy" and "#$&%*" variety. I trust the vehicle had an adequate suspension system."

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Caring people in East Tenn. work to solve mystery of tombstone, return it to cemetery

Caring people in East Tenn. work to solve mystery of tombstone, return it to cemetery | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. - A tombstone belonging to an East Tennessee Korean War veteran that was found at the bottom of a ravine has been returned to the cemetery where it belongs....

 

The pair contacted Sevier County Public Library System genealogist Theresa Williams, who at first was able to only find out that Walters was born and died in Anderson County. It was a start, though, and she decided to send letters and make calls to mortuaries and funerals homes there...."

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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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Art briefs for Sunday, Sept. 2 - Opera previews upcoming season Blount Co Public Library

Art briefs for Sunday, Sept. 2 - Opera previews upcoming season Blount Co Public Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The Knoxville Opera Company presents a concert previewing its upcoming season at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Blount County Public Library.

Soprano Maria Natale and baritone Jesse Stock will sing selections from the upcoming operas "Die Fledermaus," "The Girl of the Golden West" and "Cinderella." The concert is free. The library is at 508 N. Cusick St. in Maryville.

The opera's season begins in October with "Die Fledermaus."

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Photo: "Brown Like You" and "Dancing with Daddy" are the first two in a planned series of 12 books by local author Shelley Dunn. The books are based on her experiences with her 10-year-old son Anth...

Photo: "Brown Like You" and "Dancing with Daddy" are the first two in a planned series of 12 books by local author Shelley Dunn. The books are based on her experiences with her 10-year-old son Anth... | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

""Brown Like You" and "Dancing with Daddy" are the first two in a planned series of 12 books by local author Shelley Dunn. The books are based on her experiences with her 10-year-old son Anthony (right)."

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State’s first lady visits Maury County

State’s first lady visits Maury County | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Wrapping up a state-wide literacy promotion tour, first lady Crissy Haslam spoke to Maury County residents, encouraging citizens to take time for family reading.  Haslam visited the Maury County..."

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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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Humboldt Library to host Halloween costume swap

Humboldt Library to host Halloween costume swap | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The children's department of the Humboldt Public Library is doing something new this fall...a Halloween costume swap. ..." Oct 13.

 

"Sarah Evans, Humboldt Children’s Librarian, (left) is shown receiving a $200 donation from Deb Strachan of First State Bank and Dollars the Dog of the First State Bank Kid’s Club. The donation will be used to purchase books and miscellaneous craft supplies for the Children’s Library."

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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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