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Tennessee Libraries

 

Volume 58 Number 3


 2008

 

From the Editor

My name is Leslie Adebonojo, and I am pleased to be the new editor of Tennessee Libraries. My background encompasses a wide range of library experiences, and I have first- hand knowledge of the positive influence of all types of libraries. In my career as a librarian I worked in several medical libraries, volunteered for five years in a high school library, and am now working at the Charles C. Sherrod Library, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City.  Early in my professional life I created and edited Clinical Librarian Quarterly, a small specialty journal. Over twenty years later, I now have the privilege of editing the digital version of Tennessee Libraries.

Librarianship as a profession is service oriented whether you are working in a specialized library or a public library. Because librarians are creative people, we develop unique ways to serve our clients and that is what I hope we will continue to share with each other through Tennessee Libraries. Great ideas in secondary school  libraries may well work in other settings such as a public or university library, and streamlining technical services at a medical library may lead a university library to take a new approach to its processing procedures. In other words we can positively affect each other. I recently attended TLA’s annual meeting in Nashville and came away with a long list of ideas I want to implement at Sherrod Library. We have put out a ‘Call for Papers’ from the meeting so if you were unable to attend, you will be able to ‘try on’ some of those new approaches and let us know how it goes.

On a more somber note, as most libraries are facing financial difficulties, I urge you to look at TL’s website section on ‘Stimulus Information’  particularly the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 101, and how it may positively affect libraries. Go for it! Find a way to make that money work for your library.

I would like to acknowledge my predecessor, Dr. Marie Jones, for taking TL into the digital age. She also deserves my thanks for helping me transition into my new role as editor. I look forward to working with Amy York, assistant editor, and all of you to make TL a publication that we will look forward to reading.

 

In this Issue:

Edited by Rebecca Tolley-Stokes
 
Interviews
Edited by Scott Cohen 
 
by Lucinda Scanlon
 
by Ed Sullivan
 

 


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