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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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New Children's Library in Memphis Sponsored by Hilton | Social Enterprise

New Children's Library in Memphis Sponsored by Hilton | Social Enterprise | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Homewood Suites by Hilton opens new library for at-risk kids in Memphis, TN."

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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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Roane County elementary school students return to class Monday in new school

Roane County elementary school students return to class Monday in new school | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"... The school is more than 79,000 square feet with a large library-media center, well equipped computer lab, and lots of upgrades neither of the previous schools offered. ..."

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Leiper's Fork: Got a question? Stop in to the visitors center

Leiper's Fork: Got a question? Stop in to the visitors center | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"News and notes from the Leiper's Fork community.

 

... E-books are available from the Leiper’s Fork Public Library, and there is large number of titles to choose. ..."

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Hillwood High Library Renovated Thanks To Donation

Hillwood High Library Renovated Thanks To Donation | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Hundreds of students at one Metro School got their hands on some brand new books thanks to a $500,000 gift.
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Clay County Library News

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"...The library will be participating in YALSA’s Wrestlemania again this year. This great contest for teens can win a Clay County teen a trip to Wrestlemania, and win the library $2,000! Stop by the library for more information..."

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Library project moves forward -McIver's Grant Public Library

Library project moves forward -McIver's Grant Public Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The modern library is more than a building erected to house books. As society rapidly moves into the digital age, the public library is also changing..."

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New Director Hopes to Revamp System - Sevier County Library System

New Director Hopes to Revamp System - Sevier County Library System | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Rhonda Tippitt has recently joined the Sevier County Library System as director after ten years experience serving as library director for Benton County, TN. So far, Tippitt has said her introduction has been warm and welcoming..."

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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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Imagination Library looking for children, supporters

Imagination Library looking for children, supporters | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"In 1996 the Dolly Parton Foundation started the Imagination Library for children in her native Sevier County, Tennessee. ...

 

Administered through the Cumberland County Art Circle Public Library, the Imagination Library provides one free, age appropriate book each month to Cumberland County children from birth through the age of five. ..."

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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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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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Library hosts moving sale - McIver's Grant Public Library

Library hosts moving sale - McIver's Grant Public Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Once completed, McIver's Grant Public Library's new facility will benefit residents throughout the community. But area book lovers can benefit now from the library's upcoming move."

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The University of Memphis Libraries (TN) Debuts Digital Repository -- [Library Technology Guides]

The University of Memphis Libraries (TN) Debuts Digital Repository -- [Library Technology Guides] | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Press Release:  The University of Memphis Libraries (TN) Debuts Digital Repository . The University of Memphis Libraries' new online digital repository is now available to the public."

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Children dream big in McIver's Grant Library summer reading program

Children dream big in McIver's Grant Library summer reading program | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
In the summer of 2012, McIver's Grant Public Library encouraged area children to dream big. And dreams came true for library officials, as well, with over 100 children earning certificates for reading at least 10 books during summer break.
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Local business's library donation offers a chance to give back - McIver's Grant Public Library

Local business's library donation offers a chance to give back - McIver's Grant Public Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
Dyersburg native Kevin Cook has come full circle. The son of local educators, Cook fondly remembers taking part in the McIver's Grant Public Library Summer Reading Program each year throughout his childhood.
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ShiftPlanning Has Enabled The Obion County Public Library To Streamline Scheduling & Management Tasks - ShiftPlanning.com

ShiftPlanning Has Enabled The Obion County Public Library To Streamline Scheduling & Management Tasks - ShiftPlanning.com | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"For many years, the mission of the Obion County Public Library in Union City, Tennessee, has been to enrich the lives of the citizens of Obion County by providing them with a wide range of meaningful library materials and by offering helpful programs designed to meet the needs of specific groups of patrons..."

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