Programs and Events

ETLA typically organizes five meetings during the membership year; two in the fall and three in the spring. (Our membership year runs July 1-June 30.) Our programs are open to the public and newcomers are always welcome!

Upcoming Programs and Events:

The 44th Annual Mary Utopia Rothrock Lecture and Dinner

“Librarians and Genealogists: A Match Made in Purgatory”
Presented by Chuck Sherrill, Tennessee State Librarian and Archivist

A reflection on 40 years of experience as a genealogist and as a librarian, discussing both
the changes that have occurred in the genealogy field and the challenges that lie ahead
for libraries with research collections.

The lecture is being held in conjunction with Sevier County Public Library’s Genealogy Conference. For more information about the Genealogy Conference, please contact
Tim Fisher at

The cost of the dinner and lecture is $20 (students and conference attendees $10).

October 30, 2014
Meet and Greet 5:30 pm, Dinner 6 pm
King Family Library
Sevierville, TN

Click here for flyer and registration details. Please RSVP by October 19, 2014 with your check made out to ETLA to Meg Harrison, c/o Clinton Public Library, 118 S. Hicks St., Clinton, TN 37716.

Past Events and Programs:

Seven Islands Hike and Picnic – Fall 2014

Career Panel – Spring 2014

Book Brag and Lunch – Fall 2013

Fort Loudon Tour and Picnic – Fall 2013

Ijams Nature Center Hike – Fall 2012

The Mystery of Madam Pince – Spring 2012 Program

The Mary Utopia Rothrock Lectures