TASL Book Review Quarterly

Written by Jennifer Boren, Julie Caudle, Kathryn Derrick, Audree Keele, and Julie Dahlhauser We are ready to kick off 2019 with more great reviews. There is no better time to cuddle up under a warm blanket with a new book than the bleak and dreary days of January. TASLTalks publishes quarterly book reviews focussed on... Continue Reading →

Everyone Belongs @ Your Library

Written by Jennifer Boren In conjunction with AASL's School Library Month in April, TASL presents the 2019 Bookmark Contest! Each year, the contest supports the theme of AASL's School Library Month, and this year's theme is..."Everyone Belongs @ Your School Library". Current member libraries of TASL are eligible to enter the contest with a maximum of... Continue Reading →

Five Lessons from the Mountaintop

Written by Alice Faye Duncan Librarians and teachers make the best writers for young readers.  Why? We know the minds and emotions of students. We also know the gaps in the literature. If we dare to try our gifts, we can create mentor texts to fill these gaps.  Identifying gaps in the literature is how... Continue Reading →

FEATURE: TEL Adds Something New!

Written by: Andrea Zielke On October 1st, the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) added the full archive the Tennessean (1812 – 2002) as a resource available to all Tennesseans.  Previously, TEL only provided access full-text articles from the Tennessean back to 2002. With the addition of the historical Tennessean, Tennessee residents will be able to search and view news articles,... Continue Reading →

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