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Library Technologies Roundtable Paper Competition

Posted By Jeanine Akers, Monday, October 13, 2014

The TLA Library Technologies Roundtable (formerly ERM Roundtable) is hosting a paper competition for the Spring TLA Conference in Memphis. The topic for the competition is: “What Did You Learn? Failed Technology Experiments in Library User Experience.”

Often in library literature we focus on the successes in innovative and emerging technologies, but fail to discuss the failed experiments. This paper series will encourage the discussion of technology implementations that you have tried, but found to not be successful. The definition of technology is up to you, and can vary from library to library.

If you wish to compete, please submit abstract entries to http://www.tnla.org/?2015Proposals by OCTOBER 17th and notify Cody Behles of your intent to compete in the contest. Participants will present at TLA 2014. Participation is not limited to TLA members.  

The prize, a $50.00 Sparkfun Gift Certificate, will be rewarded after the competition.

 

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Governor Haslam Proclaims October 19-25 Friends of Libraries Week

Posted By Jeanine Akers, Monday, October 13, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
To recognize the incredible amount of volunteer work and fundraising that citizens do to support their local public libraries, Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed that week as Friends of Libraries Week in Tennessee and encourages all citizens to join in this worthy observance.

 

View the proclamation.

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Proposed Bylaws Changes Up for Vote

Posted By Jeanine Akers, Friday, October 3, 2014

An email was sent to all TLA members asking them to vote on the following proposed bylaws changes. Ballots are available until midnight on November 3. 

 

The TLA Board of Directors and the TLA Executive Committee have agreed that the following recommendations from the TLA Bylaws and Procedures Committee should be placed before the TLA membership for voting:

Bylaws change #1:  (the changes appear in italics)

Article IX.  Board of Directors
Section 1.  The Board of Directors of the Association shall be composed of:
a.  the Executive Committee;
b.  the most recent Past President still residing in Tennessee;
c.  the Chair of each Section of the Association;
d.  the Editors of the official publications and the Listowner and the Webmaster;
e.  the ALAAPA Councilor and the Representative to the SELA Executive Board;
f.   the Executive Officer of the Affiliate Chapters of the Association;
g   the Chair of each Roundtable of the Association;
h.  the Chair of each Standing Committee of the Association;
i.   a representative of the State Library;
j.   the Parliamentarian;
k.   the Executive Director (advisory only).


Bylaws change #2:
    Article XX.  Parliamentary Authority
    The rules contained in the latest edition of The Standard Code of Parliamentary
Procedure, by Alice Sturgis, and revised by the American Institute of Parliamentarians, shall govern the Association in all cases in which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these Bylaws and any special rules of order the Association may adopt.  The President may appoint as Parliamentarian any member who is already familiar with parliamentary procedure or who agrees to learn parliamentary procedure.  If no person fits either category, the position should remain unfilled.

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Nominations for 2014 Tennessee History Book Award

Posted By Jeanine Akers, Friday, October 3, 2014
The deadline for nominations for the 2014 Tennessee History Book Award, which honors excellence in historical writing about our state, is just around the corner.  Entries are due by November 1.

To facilitate the review process among our five-member jury, we request that three copies of the book accompany each nomination.
 
If you have questions, please contact Trent Hanner.

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Nominations Needed for TLA Offices

Posted By Jeanine Akers, Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Nominating Committee is seeking persons who will serve in the following offices for the terms indicated:

  • Vice President/President Elect: July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016, then becomes President: July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017; then becomes Past President: July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018
  • Recording Secretary: July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016; then becomes Co-Chair of Strategic Planning Committee, July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017
  • ALA Councilor: July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018 (a 3-year term)
  • SELA Representative: July 1 =, 2015-June 30, 2018 (a 3-year term).

Please send nominations and/or questions to Nominations Committee chair Jillian Rael.

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