TASL Book Chat

Written by Julie Caudle Here are some more summer reads for both you and your students' reading pleasure! Julie Caudle, librarian at Page Middle School in Franklin and lifelong fangirl of Wonder Woman, cannot recommend this book enough for both middle and high school libraries.  The first of a series DC Comic superhero/YA novels, fantasy... Continue Reading →


TASL Member Brags

compiled by Julie Caudle It’s time again for one of my favorite features of TASL Talks--Member Brags! I'm always so inspired and amazed by all the great things we’ve been dong around the state.  A call was sent out for all our good news, and we got some fantastic responses.  Please remember to keep your... Continue Reading →

TASL Book Chat

Written by Jennifer Boren and Julie Dahlhauser It may be the end of the school year, but this is the perfect time to start thinking ahead. What books do you want to share with your students and teachers next year? Read on to get some great ideas on how to use these books in your library... Continue Reading →

The Secrets on Your Shelves

TASL is proud to welcome New York Times bestselling author, Tennessean, and guest blogger, Natalie Lloyd. Her book, A Snicker of Magic was nominated for the 2016-2017 Volunteer State Book Award and her book The Key to Extraordinary was a 2017-2018 VSBA Finalist. Written by Natalie Lloyd Even though I eagerly attended library every week in elementary... Continue Reading →

TLA 2019 Conference Overview

Written by Blake Hopper I recently attended my first Tennessee Library Association (TLA) conference with Jennifer Sharp.  The theme this year was "Opening Hearts, Doors, and Minds", and I left the conference asking myself why I had not attended before?  It was a great time to connect with other librarians and learn about all the... Continue Reading →


Compiled by Julie Caudle For School Library Month, TASL featured school libraries from across the state to take over the TASL Instagram account!  School librarians from all grade levels from around Tennessee posted pictures and shared what fabulous happenings are going on in their libraries.  If you don't have an Instagram account, or missed these... Continue Reading →

It’s Time to Cast Your Ballots!

Written by Scot Smith How do you create excitement for reading in your school? You give them an amazing list of books and challenge them to read at least three of them! If your students have not voted for their favorite Volunteer State Book Award Nominee, now is the time to get their vote in.... Continue Reading →

TASL Bookmark Contest Winners Announced

Written by Lindsey Kimery This spring, over 270 students from across Tennessee submitted an original design for the annual bookmark contest, sponsored by the Tennessee Association of School Librarians. The theme of this year’s contest was “Everyone Belongs at Your School Library.” Student entries were judged by illustrator Kris Sexton in the categories of creativity, execution... Continue Reading →

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