TASL Releases Statement in Solidarity with the Black Community

Written by Brandi Hartsell In the wake of civil unrest across the country after the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, TASL President Vicki Winstead released today a statement crafted with the help of the Executive Board and Erika Long, Chair of the AASL Presidential Initiative Task Force on... Continue Reading →

TASL Members Respond to COVID-19 Part 2

by Brandi Hartsell With schools across the country closing to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, we were certain that our Tennessee School Librarians would be jumping in feet first to support their school communities. Districts across the state are responding in varying ways. Some are offering formal online learning opportunities while some are restricting the... Continue Reading →

TASL Members Respond to COVID-19 Part 1

by Brandi Hartsell With schools across the country closing to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, we were certain that our Tennessee School Librarians would be jumping in feet first to support their school communities. Districts across the state are responding in varying ways. Some are offering formal online learning opportunities while some are restricting the... Continue Reading →

News From ALA Midwinter

Written by Vicki Winstead Greetings!  It’s hard to believe the first two months of 2020 are behind us!  And the count is on for spring break. I know I’m looking forward to those longer, warmer days of spring At the end of January, I traveled to Philadelphia for the ALA Midwinter meeting, along with President-Elect... Continue Reading →

Your Guide to SE-YA Book Fest 2020!

Written by Lindsey Kimery It’s year 5 of the Southeastern Young Adult Book Festival, and this year is bigger and better than ever! With 47 authors of middle grade and young adult literature and three days of jam-packed fun, the campus of MTSU will be the epicenter of book love on March 12-14! If you’re... Continue Reading →

#tasltakeover

Compiled by Julie Caudle For School Library Month, TASL featured school libraries from across the state to take over the TASL Instagram account!  School librarians from all grade levels from around Tennessee posted pictures and shared what fabulous happenings are going on in their libraries.  If you don't have an Instagram account, or missed these... Continue Reading →

TASL Bookmark Contest Winners Announced

Written by Lindsey Kimery This spring, over 270 students from across Tennessee submitted an original design for the annual bookmark contest, sponsored by the Tennessee Association of School Librarians. The theme of this year’s contest was “Everyone Belongs at Your School Library.” Student entries were judged by illustrator Kris Sexton in the categories of creativity, execution... Continue Reading →

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