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Editor's Note


Amy York



I'm very glad that I was able to attend the Tennessee Library Association annual conference in Chattanooga this year -- don't you love that town? -- however, before I left home I couldn't find my Hermione-style Time-Turner, so I was only able to attend a fraction of the programs I would have liked to have seen. That's why I love the conference issues of Tennessee Libraries. I get to catch up on what I missed. In this issue we present the first round of contributed conference papers. Read on to find out how you can contribute yours for next time.

Betsy Park, Bess Robinson, and Glenda Jones help solve the mystery of why smart kids don't always do as well in college as they did in high school. Late night Xbox tournaments and lax liquor laws are not entirely to blame, and guess what? Librarians can be a big part of the solution. Once those smart kids find the library and start using our resources, Rachel Scott and Jennifer Schnabel tell us how librarians can work to prevent plagiarism and "promote ethical use of information." All of these successes with new students will certainly lead us to outgrow our facilities, so Anna Beth Morgan describes how to lead effectively and advocate for your library during a building project.

In addition to conference papers, we have one more student-submitted paper that didn't make it through production in time for the last issue: Julia Bayles and Gillian Knoke-Staggs, M.S. candidates at the School of Information Science at UT Knoxville, explore the hot topic of tablet use by children. Also, Charlie Remy gives us another insightful interview, this time with Wendy Cornelisen of the Tennessee Electronic Library. Our columnists provide their viewpoints on School Libraries, Staff Development, and Technology, and don't forget to check out the book reviews.  Speaking of books, if you know of any books published by Tennesseans in 2012 or 2013 (perhaps YOU authored one), please inform our Tennessee bibliographers, Maya Berry ( and Pam Dennis ( They will publishing the 2012 list later this year.

We will publish more conference papers in the September issue. If you haven't yet submitted yours, please do so by July 15. See the Call for Papers and Contributor Guidelines, and please let me know if you have any questions. I'm so glad we are doing this again, because I stil can't find my Time-Turner! I think my children took it so they can watch the same episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic five times in a row. No wait, they already do that.





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