TASL Teacher Collaboration Award Winners are Educators from Halls High

Left to Right: Brandi Hartsell, Rebecca Smith Brandi Hartsell, librarian, and Rebecca Smith, social studies teacher, from Halls High School in Knox County were awarded the Teacher Collaboration Award for their Juvenile Justice Research Project. This 5-day project guided students to gather background knowledge and express opinions about the juvenile justice system, evaluate and select... Continue Reading →

Dr. Janetta Davenport Nominated to TASL Distinguished School Administrator Honor Roll

Left to Right: Dr. Janetta Davenport, Katelyn Jernigan (Awards Chair) Dr. Janetta Davenport is the Assistant Principal at Liberty Elementary School in the Franklin Special School District. She was nominated by her librarian Laura Watts. We asked Dr. Davenport to tell us about her background as an educator. "I have teaching experience in preschool, kindergarten,... Continue Reading →

TASL Releases Position Statement on Censorship

Due to the recent increase in challenges in Tennessee, the Tennessee Libraries Ecosystem, which is a partnership between TASL, TLA, and Friends of Tennessee Libraries, have written a "Position Statement on the Censorship of Books in School Libraries in Tennessee." We will be sharing this on our website, social media, and to school boards and... Continue Reading →

September 2021 TASL Librarians of the Month

by Brandi Hartsell Each month, TASL recognizes three librarians from across TN that deserve acclaim for the services they provide in their schools. The September Librarians of the Month share a little about their work below. East TN Librarian of the Month Name: Alexandra Theriault Hometown: Mountain City, TN School: Mountain City Elementary School District:... Continue Reading →

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