I would like to thank all of the TLA members who have contributed articles, books reviews and columns to Tennessee Libraries during my tenure as editor. Each issue of TL is only as good as our members’ contributions and we’ve had many great issues. As the new editor takes over with the next issue, I hope she will enjoy the same level of support from all of you so that Tennessee Libraries can continue to inform and challenge our members.
Speaking of the new editor, Amy York will take over as editor with the fall issue of TL. Amy started her career at MTSU as the Distance Education Librarian and is currently serving MTSU as their Web Librarian. She has been the assistant editor for TL since 2006. We all have Amy to thank for getting the issues out on time. As Amy moves from behind the scene to running the publication, we can all look forward to a new and improved Tennessee Libraries.
After many years of service as the Book Review editor, Rebecca Tolley-Stokes has resigned to pursue other interests. I would like to thank Rebecca for her hard work and for assembling a network of reviewers who are dedicated to TL. She will be missed.
Kathy Campbell will take over as the Book Reviews editor. Kathy is currently the Head of the Reference Department at Sherrod Library, East Tennessee State University. During the previous nine years, she has also been the Instruction Librarian and a Reference Librarian at Sherrod. She has published previously in both national and state professional journals. Prior to working at ETSU, Kathy had fifteen years experience as a librarian in public and school libraries.
In this issue we also introduce a new columnist. Christy Groves, User Services Coordinator at the MTSU Walker Library, takes over the Staff Development beat. Her first column focuses on change and continuity in libraries, so it is a fitting theme for this issue. While some things may change with the new editors, the mission of Tennessee Libraries remains the same: to highlight innovation and scholarship among this state's great libraries and staff.