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TL v59n2: Tenn-Share Electronic Resources Committee Annoucement
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Tennessee Libraries 

Volume 59 Number 2



Tenn-Share Electronic Resources Committee Announcement


Leah R. Allison, Director of Library Services
St. George’s Collierville,1880 Wolf River Blvd.,Collierville, TN 38017
Phone: 901-457-2030,Fax: 901-457-2035

The Tenn-Share Electronic Resources Committee (TERC) would like to announce that the following individuals have been selected to represent their peers in this consortial purchasing program:

  • Theresa Liedtka from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga will represent UT libraries:  (
  • Mary Ellen Pozzebon from Middle Tennessee State University will represent Tennessee Board of Regents: (
  • Pat Thomson from the University of the South will represent private academic libraries: (
  • Stephanie Masin from the Memphis Public Library and Information Center will represent metro public libraries: (
  • K-12 independent schools will be represented by Hannah Little of the Webb School, Bell Buckle, TN: (
  • K-12 public schools will be represented by Beth Frerking of Northwest High School, Clarksville, TN: (
  • Representing the twoAt-Large positions: Kathy Ossi from Williamson County Public Library (kossi@williamson-tn-org) and Bill Hook from Vanderbilt (

The seat for small / medium regional public libraries has yet to be filled as it is awaiting further nominations from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.  One seat remains open-Special Libraries representative.  TERC is still calling for volunteers to fill that vacancy.  Please contact DeAnne Luck or Leah Allison if you would like to be considered for that seat.

Ex officio members include DeAnne Luck (co-chair), Tenn-Share Database Coordinator, Leah Allison (co-chair), TLA Electronic Resources Management Roundtable Chair, and Sue Maszaros, TSLA’s TEL Coordinator. 

TERC’s goal is to gain cost savings through consortial purchasing of electronic resources by investigating methods, determining priorities, and encouraging participation.  The committee will work with various agencies, including providing input and advisement on content for the Tennessee Electronic Library.  

The group’s first meeting will be held on Oct. 29 at DataFest. Topics for discussion include options for consortial purchases as well as the formation of subcommittees and determination of chairs.  If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions for products, please feel free to contact your committee representative, DeAnne (, Sue (, or Leah (

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