Featuring Area Rep Katelyn Jernigan

by Brandi Hartsell

TASL is an amazing organization. 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 Area Rep Katelyn Jernigan.

Katelyn Jernigan

Name: Katelyn Jernigan

School: Tusculum Elementary School

Position Within TASL: Davidson County Area Representative & Conference Bookstore Chair

How has being a member of TASL impacted your practice as a school librarian? 

I have learned so much from other librarians around the state. I am always intrigued but how different our jobs can be in different places and at different levels. I have also loved getting involved on the executive board side and hope to stay and help build the organization.

What do you value most about the profession?

I value that we have so many different skills to help students in so many different ways. Some people are great at book clubs, others are great with technology, others have great relationships with authors, but we are all here to serve the kids, encourage a lifelong love for reading, and share the magic of libraries.

What book are you currently reading?

This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewel and The Other Woman by Sandie Jones.

Anything else you would like to share?

I love TASL!

Follow Katelyn on Twitter @jerniganlib and on Instagram @jerniganlibrarian

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