FEATURE: How To Begin a Reading Therapy Dog Program in Your School

Learn how to incorporate Reading Therapy Dogs into your programming, the rationale for using therapy dogs in education, & stories of their impact. Ginger will share strategies for gaining administrative support, teacher buy-in, and free visitation from area pet therapy groups with tools to get started immediately


MTSU: A New Consortium: Discover Tennessee History

Written by: Kira Duke Discover Tennessee History David Crockett, the Overmountain Men, Ida B. Wells, the passage of the 19thAmendment, TVA, Cordell Hull, and Dolly Parton: what do all of these things have in common? They are all important moments and people in Tennessee’s history that had a far-reaching impact on our nation’s story. In... Continue Reading →

TASL Book Reviews – We’re Back!

Written by: Ginger Kirchmyer; reviews written by: Suzanne Costner, Jenifer Grady, and Missy Locke. We are back with more great reviews, and we'd love to get your feedback. Do you like this resource? Is it helpful? Can we change it to make it more user-friendly? What features are you using?  Right now it's pretty-much in... Continue Reading →


Written by: Lindsey Kimery Every day in Tennessee, school librarians are busy connecting kids with books, helping our students grow as readers, and are leading in our learning communities, but many of us start the school year facing numerous issues, such as lack of funding, staffing that doesn’t meet state minimum requirements, being assigned additional... Continue Reading →

FEATURE: Gimme Money: Apply for AASL and ALA Library Student Scholarships!

Written by: Dr. Cindy C. Welch Did you know that ALA has a scholarship clearinghouse, and offers more than $300,000 in scholarships through the ALA Scholarship Program? You apply online and can apply for more than one scholarship at a time. Are you working as a library support staff member pursuing your Master’s degree, are you from an underrepresented group (not white... Continue Reading →

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