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Marion Bryant

Regional Director


Anne Reever Osborne

Assistant Regional Director


Jacqueline D. Johnson  

Administrative Services Assistant


Kim Henderson

Technical Services Assistant


Amy Henderson

Library Information Systems Specialist



    Buffalo River Regional Library

    Credit: Gail Spragins, Director, Perry County Public Library

     Buffalo River Regional Library Center

    230 East James Campbell Blvd., Suite 108

    Columbia, TN 37804

    Buffalo River Region Public Library Directory 


      Training & Workshop Opportunities

      2017-2018  In-service Training Calendar

      All Training and Workshops are held at Buffalo River Regional Library Center unless otherwise noted.  Times TBA.  

      FALL 2017


      14 Trustee Certification Challenge Day   


      11 Trustee Certification Challenge Day

      18  Summer Reading Debrief Roundtable with Kate Smith 

      25 Tennessee Reconnect with Dwight Fox


      08 Trustee Certification Challenge Day

      14  Library Directors' Roundtable

      22 Tri -Regional Trustee Workshop - Brentwood Public Library

      29 Emergency and Safety Training with Mike Ward,Director Maury Regional Medical Center EMS


      11 Trustee Certification Challenge Day

      17  Early Childhood Literacy  with Jinx Watson


      03  Writing a Technology Plan with Caleb Wray and Gina Hunter

      03  Vendor Fair and Showcase

      17 Trustee Certification Challenge Day


      01 Summer Reading 2018 Roundtable


      SPRING 2018


      TBD Library Directors' Roundtable


      09  Online Privacy-Resources and Strategies with Bryan Neil Jones


      01 Summer Reading Conference Nashville Public Library

      07  DiSC and Effective Library Leadership with Gail Spragins, Director, Perry County Library

      TBD Summer Reading Roundtable


      11  Tri Regional Workshop Reader's Advisory with Becky Spratford -Brentwood Public Library


      TBA  Libraries, Technology and the Future


        Upcoming Workshops


        Upcoming Training and Roundtables

        Trustee Certification Challenge Day 

        Friday 8/11/2017  9:30-4:00  Work on or completely finish all Trustee Certification courses. Click here for a schedule.  


        Summer Reading Debrief Roundtable 

        Friday 8/18/2017  9:30-11:30  All library staff involved in Summer Reading are invited to participate in this roundtable facilitated by Kate Smith from TSLA. 


        Tennessee Reconnect  Ambassador Training 

        Friday 8/25/2017   9:00-3:00  

        Who do you know who desires to complete their college degree or pursue different employment but is not sure if it is possible? How can these goals be achieved?   Libraries and their staff are in a unique position to identify and refer adults seeking retraining opportunities.   Learn about the newest addition to the  Governor’s Drive to 55, Tennessee Reconnect that is focused on increasing the number of adults in Tennessee with college degrees.  Join your colleagues at Buffalo River Regional Library Center to become a Reconnect Ambassador.    Dwight Fox, South Central Tennessee Director for Reconnect and colleagues from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, will provide training on connecting adults to educational opportunities that lead to better job prospects.  This in-service training is open to all interested library staff, trustees, friends groups, foundation members and community leaders.  To register click here.


        Training Recommendations Poll

        What topics would your library staff benefit from additional training?   If there is another topic not listed,  please use the feedback form below to share that topic.   Thanks!      


        Training and Workshop Opportunities

        • Thursday, Sep 14, 2017: Library Directors' Roundtable
          Join fellow library directors and managers for an engaging discussion of topics relevant to public library management. Discussion begins at 9:30 at Buffalo River Regional Library Center.

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