January TASL Librarians of the Month

Written by Brandi Hartsell Each month, TASL recognizes three outstanding librarians from across the state. These librarians are nominated by their colleagues and are honored for their remarkable service to their schools and communities. We are grateful to each of them for sharing their wisdom and experience. Congratulations! January 2020 East TN Librarian of the... Continue Reading →

The Seven C’s for School Librarians, Part Three

Written by Karen Haggard This article is adapted from a presentation I did at TASL Conference 2019.  Although the presentation was aimed at new librarians, there are nuggets here for librarians at any level of experience. Note: extra resources for this series can be found at this link: https://wke.lt/w/s/YrwF0Z The Seven C’s for School Librarians... Continue Reading →

2020 Bookmark Contest Announced

Written by Jennifer Boren TASL has announced the 2020 Bookmark Contest! This year, the theme is more open to student interpretation than in years past when the contest was tied to AASL's School Library Month theme.  AASL is not selecting a theme this year, so we are not asking your students to include specific wording on... Continue Reading →

Recognizing Some of TN’s Best

Written by Brandi Hartsell As we head into the Spring semester and the start of a new decade, we'd like to take the time to recognize of some of Tennessee's finest school librarians who were awarded TASL Librarian of the Month during the Fall 2019 semester. These librarians were nominated by their colleagues for their... Continue Reading →

2020 Presidential Welcome Address

Written by Vicki Winstead Welcome to a new year and a new decade!  I hope everyone enjoyed a much-needed break with time to rest, read and visit family and friends.  A new year means new beginnings, fresh starts, setting goals and making resolutions. It is a great time to reflect on the past and plan... Continue Reading →

2019President’s Farewell

TASL Friends, It is with many mixed emotions that I write this blog post - my farewell address! It’s hard to believe that 2019 is coming to an end, and with it, my time as your TASL President. I would be remiss if I didn’t begin this post by saying that it has truly been... Continue Reading →

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