TASL Members Respond to COVID-19 Part 2

by Brandi Hartsell With schools across the country closing to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, we were certain that our Tennessee School Librarians would be jumping in feet first to support their school communities. Districts across the state are responding in varying ways. Some are offering formal online learning opportunities while some are restricting the... Continue Reading →

TASL Members Respond to COVID-19 Part 1

by Brandi Hartsell With schools across the country closing to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, we were certain that our Tennessee School Librarians would be jumping in feet first to support their school communities. Districts across the state are responding in varying ways. Some are offering formal online learning opportunities while some are restricting the... Continue Reading →

TASL Member Brags

by Brandi Hartsell One of our favorite regular features on TASL Talks is our Member Brags. We love hearing about the amazing things happening in school libraries across Tennessee. You may have recently seen a call for submissions via your area representative and/or on social media. We hope to make this feature a more regular... Continue Reading →

Celebrate Valiant Women and the 19th Amendment

Written by Jennifer Boren and Brandi Hartsell March is Women's History Month and schools across Tennessee are celebrating. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which finally recognized women's right to vote after a long period of suffrage...more than 70 years! Thomas Jefferson wrote, "...all men are created equal", but it was... Continue Reading →

News From ALA Midwinter

Written by Vicki Winstead Greetings!  It’s hard to believe the first two months of 2020 are behind us!  And the count is on for spring break. I know I’m looking forward to those longer, warmer days of spring At the end of January, I traveled to Philadelphia for the ALA Midwinter meeting, along with President-Elect... Continue Reading →

Your Guide to SE-YA Book Fest 2020!

Written by Lindsey Kimery It’s year 5 of the Southeastern Young Adult Book Festival, and this year is bigger and better than ever! With 47 authors of middle grade and young adult literature and three days of jam-packed fun, the campus of MTSU will be the epicenter of book love on March 12-14! If you’re... Continue Reading →

TASL Introduces New PD Opportunities

by Brandi Hartsell This year TASL has kicked off an exciting new professional development opportunity. TASL is now offering webinars for convenient online professional development. Webinars will take place twice each month and will cover a variety of topics relating to school librarianship. The first four webinars have already taken place and are available to... Continue Reading →

February 2020 Librarians of the Month

Each month, TASL recognizes school librarians across the state for their significant contributions to their school community. These individuals are nominated by their peers based on their dedication to their school and library. Below you will find information about the February 2020 Librarians of the Month. We appreciate all you do and would like to... Continue Reading →

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