posted May 7, 2012, 3:34 PM by Cala Webmaster   [ updated Jun 22, 2012, 1:33 PM ]

May 2012 CALA Banquet:
Annual CALA Banquet
Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 7pm. (Reservations needed: Deadline - Tuesday, May 8) 
Country Place Restaurant, Shallowford Road
Chattanooga’s new public library director, Corinne Hill, is on the job and making changes (Chattanooga Times Free Press article). 
Thursday, May 10, 2012, she will be the featured speaker at our annual banquet. Her topic is “Re-imagining the Chattanooga Public Library.” 

posted Apr 25, 2012, 12:40 PM by Cala Webmaster   [ updated Apr 25, 2012, 1:04 PM ]

Employment Opportunity

Position Announcement:
Dean of Library Services, Chattanooga State Community College

Vicky Leather, the current Dean of Library Services at Chattanooga State, will be retiring soon and the College has begun a search for a new Dean.  “The application can be accessed at: and must be received in Human Resources by 11:59 p.m. (midnight), May 16, 2012. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Identification and proof of work eligibility required.

Position Announcement

posted Apr 15, 2012, 11:06 AM by Cala Webmaster   [ updated Apr 15, 2012, 11:11 AM ]

Community Event (Chattanooga College):

Leadership Series at Eastgate Library: "The Impact of Education on Career and Community
Thursday, April 19, 1-2pm
Chattanooga College, Eastgate Location (in Library)
Dr. Carol Berz, Councilwoman for district 6 will be speaking on the Impact of Education on Career & Community at Chattanooga College - Eastgate Location in Library. Public also invited.

posted Apr 9, 2012, 4:28 PM by Cala Webmaster   [ updated Apr 9, 2012, 4:45 PM ]

April 2012 CALA Meeting:
Lecture by Terry Kay, Award Winning Novelist & Screen Writer 
Thursday, April 12, 2012
    Chattanooga State Community College
    CALA Business Meeting:     
Kolwyck Library 
    Lecture:                                  7:00pm              C.C. Bond Humanities Auditorium

Please drop in for cookies and the business meeting from 6:15-6:45 p.m. and plan to attend the lecture given by Terry Kay at 7 p.m. His lecture is titled “Overview of the Writing Life” and should be interesting for book lovers and authors.

More about Terry Kay

Campus Map

posted Feb 28, 2012, 5:21 PM by Cala Webmaster   [ updated Mar 6, 2012, 10:51 AM ]

March 2012 CALA Meeting:
CALA Presents: Instruction in the Library! 
Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7pm
Dalton State College Library 
Learn new techniques with a panel of local librarians.
Come with your own thoughts to share!
      Melissa Whitesell: Using clickers instruction
      Tisa Houck: Collaborating with faculty
      Diette Ward: QR codes in the library
      Virginia Cairns: Using humor in instruction

posted Feb 28, 2012, 4:59 PM by Cala Webmaster   [ updated May 7, 2012, 3:37 PM ]

Video on YouTube:

Tool Lending Library in Berkley, CA 

Founded in 1979, the Berkeley Tool Lending Library was the first of many such lending projects around the country. It carries thousands of tools that community members can borrow for free using their Public Library card. The interview with tool specialist Adam Broner and tour of the Berkley Tool Lending Library was produced by the Center for the New American Dream as part of their efforts to promote civic engagement for building more sustainable, healthier, and happier communities.

posted Feb 16, 2012, 12:55 PM by Cala Webmaster   [ updated Apr 20, 2012, 9:19 AM ]

Photos of Ergonomic Exercises

(Photos) Ergonomics for Librarians! 
Learn How to Set Up a Healthy Workspace
Slides from Larry Berry's February CALA presentation are now available: View slides in pdf  

posted Feb 9, 2012, 1:18 PM by Cala Webmaster   [ updated Mar 6, 2012, 10:54 AM ]

Lectures (Knoxville, TN):

Free to All? 
The Painful Process of Desegregating Public Libraries in the American South 

February 21, 2012, 5 -7pm
CCI Auditorium, UT Knoxville
Co-Hosted by SIS & the main Library
Speakers: Drs. Shirley and Wayne Wiegand

Main Street Public Library
Community Places & Reading Spaces in the Rural Heartland, 1876-1956 

February 22, 2012, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Scripps Lab Theater, UT Knoxville
Co-Hosted by SIS & the main Library
Speaker: Dr. Wayne Wiegand

posted Feb 9, 2012, 1:08 PM by Cala Webmaster   [ updated Apr 25, 2012, 12:42 PM ]

Employment Opportunity

Corporate Librarian

Cigna, Chattanooga, TN
February 2012
Position Announcement

posted Feb 9, 2012, 12:55 PM by Cala Webmaster   [ updated Mar 6, 2012, 10:59 AM ]

February 2012 CALA Meeting:

Ergonomics for Librarians! 
Learn How to Set Up a Healthy Workspace
Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 7pm
Squires Library, Lee University 
Speaker: Lawrence Berry, Director of Physical Plant at Lee University
Mr. Berry is a certified fitness trainer, nutrition coach, and owner of Larry Berry Fitness. His wife, a yoga instructor, will be available to show exercises that will limit fatigue and injury.

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