Explore the Shared Foundations with AASL

Written by Sarah Culp Searles Hello TASL!  I have a special project I’ve been working on and hope to finish soon, and I’m delighted to have the chance to share a bit about it with you here. As you may know, AASL is gradually releasing six books related to the National School Library Standards called... Continue Reading →

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations in the School Library

by Felicia Warden MLK’s impact on the foundations of our educational system goes beyond desegregation, equity, and equality. His drive to ignite positive change, derived from an American ideal written in the Declaration of Independence which states “all men are created equal,” led him to become a symbol of true change (Archives.gov).  At the time... Continue Reading →

Books Written by TASL Member Vicki Hines Honored by East Tennessee Historical Society

The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Awards of Excellence program annually recognizes individuals and organizations for significant contributions to the preservation, promotion, and interpretation of East Tennessee’s history.  One of the January 2020 Awards of Excellence will be given to State Standards Publishing for the publication of John Sevier and the Revolutionary Battle, James Robertson and First Frontier, and John Donelson... Continue Reading →

TASL Librarians of the Month December 2020

East TN Librarian of the Month Name: Lisa Meidl Hometown: Knoxville, TN School: Willow Brook Elementary School District: Oak Ridge City Schools Grades Served: K-4 Average # of Students Per Class: 18 What do you love most about being a school librarian? I very much love the teaching aspect of librarianship in both collaborating with... Continue Reading →

Why Join TASL? We’ll Tell You Why!

by Martha Harris TASL members proudly display this badge on email, social media, and library websites. Membership with TASL is a wonderful thing! We are growing and evolving to include the most up-to-date, relevant professional resources. We offer webinars, summer PD, as well as an amazing annual conference. Each year TASL hosts a bookmark design... Continue Reading →

Featuring Membership Chair Martha Harris

by Brandi Hartsell TASL is an amazing organization. But it is the people who dedicate their time and energy that make it great. We at TASL Talks want to highlight our leaders and express our gratitude for their commitment to our wonderful profession. We will be featuring each member of leadership throughout the remainder of... Continue Reading →

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