Written by Brandi Hartsell
TASL is an amazing organization (just ask AASL). But it is the people who dedicate their time and energy that make it great. We at TASL Talks want to highlight our leaders and express our gratitude for their commitment to our wonderful profession. We will be featuring each member of leadership throughout the remainder of the year. I’m excited to share with you more about our 2020 President-Elect Lindsey Kimery.
Name: Lindsey Kimery
School: Woodland Middle School
Position Within TASL: President-Elect, Advocacy Co-Chair
How has being a member of TASL impacted your practice as a school librarian?
Being connected with colleagues in my profession has challenged and strengthened me as a school librarian. I value this incredible network of support, and I love being part of a professional organization that is working diligently to advocate for school librarians in TN.
What do you value most about the profession?
As school librarians, we have the unique opportunity to know, serve, and support all of our students, and to ignite in them a love for reading, curiosity, and exploration.
What are you currently reading?
I am on a deep dive into the work of author Pam Muñoz Ryan. Her latest book MAÑANALAND is poignant, captivating, and will spark many important discussions in classrooms and libraries. I’ve recently read Esperanza Rising, Becoming Naomi Léon.
Anything else you would like to share?
We are working hard to make TASL better than ever. Please let me know how I can help you get plugged in.
You can follow Lindsey on Twitter @LindsKAnderson