Library's Executive Director Elected To International Leadership Board

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Corinne Hill
Corinne Hill

Chattanooga Public Library’s Executive Director Corinne Hill, has been elected by The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) to serve in a position on the Governing Board’s Standing Committee for the upcoming 2013-2017 term. The IFLA is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.

Ms. Hill was nominated and elected to serve in the Public Libraries Section of the Standing Committee. The Standing Committee is the key group of professionals who develop and monitor the program of the Section. 

The Section of Public Libraries provides an active international forum for the development and promotion of public libraries which serve the whole community in the context of the information society and ensure free and equal access to information at the local level.

In August, Ms. Hill will attend the IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 79th General Conference and Assembly in Singapore where she will officially begin her term and participate in elections for the Standing Committee Chair and officers. Ms. Hill has been the executive director of the Chattanooga Public Library since March 2012. 

Ms. Hill is a sought after public speaker and thought leader on the future of public libraries. She has addressed the FCC during the 2013 Broadband Summit and was a presenter on the Leadership & Collaborative Innovation panel at the NextLibrary 2013 Conference in Denmark. 

Prior to Chattanooga, Ms. Hill served as the interim director of Libraries for the Dallas Public Library. She is a current member of the American Library Association, The Public Library Association, and Reforma / National Association to Promote Library Services to Latinos.


Wilcox Tunnel Closed This Week For Maintenance

Wilcox Tunnel will be closed from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. each day from Wednesday, July 30, until Friday, Aug. 1 , for routine maintenance. Detours will be posted. (click for more)

Local Business Leaders To Brief Mayor Berke, Regional EPA Administrator

With severe weather events causing economic losses across the country, business leaders will join Mayor Andy Berke and Heather McTeer Toney, Southeast Regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, for a roundtable on Monday to discuss the impact of climate change on Tennessee businesses. The event is organized by Business Forward and will take ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Choo Choo Adding Clubs, Restaurants In $7 Million Renovation

The historic Chattanooga Choo Choo is adding clubs and restaurants in a $7 million renovation, it was announced in front of the South Market Street landmark on Monday morning. The Comedy Catch will be moving from its longtime home in Brainerd and there will be a new 500-person music venue that will be in addition to Track 29. The new venue, managed by Track 29, will feature a ... (click for more)

Man, 21, Arrested In Hidden Camera Case

An arrest has been made in a case in which a hidden camera was apparently placed in several local restrooms. Chattanooga Police last Sunday, received from a citizen a hidden camera that apparently had been placed by an unknown suspect in the men’s restroom at the Chattanooga Billiards Club downtown.  The footage from the camera was reviewed by Investigators with the ... (click for more)

An Open Letter To Tennesseans

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence. Many attribute it to our pro-business culture, well-prepared workforce, low tax environment, right-to-work policies, and engaged citizenry.  That is why the announcement by Volkswagen to build its midsize sports utility vehicle and establish the South’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Our’ American Minute

William J. Federer is one of the leading historians in the United States and every morning I am among thousands of people who get an entertaining email from him called the “American Minute.” I adore it because Bill takes a significant event in American history that happened long ago – but he remembers on the very anniversary of when it occurred. A great example is that last Thursday ... (click for more)