Dare to Imagine – TASL Conference 2019

Written by Vicki Winstead The TASL Conference is only a few weeks away and I am so excited!  It has been so much fun planning for our “Dare to Imagine: Make it Happen!” TASL 2019 Conference.  I hope everyone will be able to join us at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro September 29 - October... Continue Reading →

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These Librarians Need No Further Introduction…

Written by Jennifer Boren Most of us are well into the first nine weeks of school, so it is time to recognize the outstanding school librarians from around the state. These librarians have been nominated by their colleagues for the TASL Librarian of the Month Award and we tip our hats off to them! Primary... Continue Reading →

YA-Hoo Fest!

  by Julie Caudle While it might still feel like summer outside, it is officially fall season, which for me, is also book festival season!  There are so many book festivals either in Tennessee or in a nearby state that are for readers of all ages.  I love attending as many book festivals as my... Continue Reading →

YALSA Symposium Comes to Memphis

Written by Jennifer Boren Even though school librarians across Tennessee are gearing up to attend the TASL Conference this coming weekend, we need to start making plans to attend the YALSA Symposium in Memphis, TN. The symposium will be held on November 1-3, 2019 and all are welcome to attend. You do not have to... Continue Reading →

Meet TASLCon 2019 Keynote Tiffany Whitehead

Written by Tiffany Whitehead and Julie Caudle Meet #TASLCon2019's keynote speaker Tiffany Whitehead! Tiffany Whitehead, the Mighty Little Librarian, is currently the Director of Library at Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Tiffany earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and School Library Certification from Southeastern Louisiana University and her graduate degree in Educational... Continue Reading →

Welcome Back and Summer 2019 Recap

Written by Jennifer Sharp Happy August, everyone! While I know many of us aren’t truly “off” during the summer, I hope you all have enjoyed some opportunities to relax, read, and spend time with family and friends over the past few months! Now that August has arrived, many of us are turning our thoughts to... Continue Reading →

Teaching Tough History

Written by Jennifer Boren I recently returned from the Monticello Teacher's Institute as a Barringer Research Fellow. It was an amazing experience for too many reasons to list here and a highlight of my career as a school librarian. However, I was totally unprepared for the rollercoaster of emotions I would feel over the course... Continue Reading →


Written by Julie Caudle     Do you have a library orientation lesson that you're really proud of, that your students seem to enjoy and  seemed to be effective?  What is it?  How did you pull it off? Did it have a theme? Play a game?  Please share your library orientation ideas! Post in the... Continue Reading →

TASL Book Chat

Written by Julie Caudle   Here are some more book reviews for you to talk up to your students in the upcoming school year!  Know of similar titles that Tennessee students would enjoy as well?  Post in the comments with your own book suggestions! Greetings From Witness Protection! by Jake Burt is an hilarious novel... Continue Reading →

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