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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August 2021 TASL Librarians of the Month

by Brandi Hartsell East TN Librarian of the Month Name: Karen Sliger School: EK Baker Elementary School District: McMinn County Schools Middle TN Librarian of the Month Name: Trevenia Jones Hometown: Burns, TN School: The Discovery School School District: Dickson County Grades Served: K-5 Average # of Students Per Class: 17 What do you love... Continue Reading →

May 2021 TASL Librarians of the Month

East TN Librarian of the Month Name: Emily Haendel Hometown: Campbellsport, WI School: Halls Middle School District: Knox County Grades Served: 6-8 Average # of Students Per Class: 22 What do you love most about being a school librarian? I love the relationship building aspect of being a school librarian the most. I love that... Continue Reading →

VSBA Winners Announced!

Tennessee students have spoken! The Volunteer State Book Award Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020-2021 VSBAs! Primary Division Winner:  Cummings, Troy. Can I Be Your Dog? Random House, 2018. Arfy, a homeless mutt lives in a box in an alley. Arfy writes to every person on Butternut Street about what a... Continue Reading →

April 2021 TASL Librarians of the Month

East TN Librarian of the Month Name: Cristol Kapp School: Red Bank Elementary School District: Hamilton County Schools Follow Cristol on Twitter @CristolKapp Middle TN Librarian of the Month Name: Erin Alvarado Hometown: Chapel Hill, TN School: LaVergne High School School District: Rutherford County Schools Grades Served: 9-12 Average # of Students per Class: 25... Continue Reading →

Library Learning Stations: Why Would You Not?

by Dr. Ashley Stanley Engaging and motivating students in the elementary library can often be a challenge.  One way to do this is to implement learning stations in the K-5 library classroom.  Library Learning Stations allow students to work collaboratively or independently on various library skills that support student learning.  It takes some creative planning... Continue Reading →

How 2020 Pushed My Instruction to the Next Level!

by Kaitlyn Benavides Engaging both traditional and distance students simultaneously in a library lesson has been a challenge! I wanted our library to be accessible to all students and to remain relevant to teachers and students alike, but the idea of providing high quality resources and facilitating hybrid student interaction left me scratching my head.... Continue Reading →

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