TASL Plans Ahead for Banned Books Week!

by Xan Lasko It’s coming!! Banned Books Week is September 27 – October 3, 2020. The TASL Intellectual Freedom Committee has curated some resources for you to help display those challenged, banned, and controversial titles in our libraries.  Remember that it may be uncomfortable, but it is right to protect student rights to materials that are enlightening, accessible, equitable,... Continue Reading →

MTSU Granted Precandidacy Status by ALA

Dr. Frank Lambert, MLS Program Coordinator with the precandidacy letter from ALA Written by Holly Hebert Middle Tennessee State University’s (MTSU) online Master of Library Science (MLS) Program continues to thrive in 2020. Two students, Cara Brown and Christy Schwab, were chosen as interns for the 2020 TLA Annual Conference, and although the conference was... 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 →

TASL Year in Review

Written by Blake Hopper TASL friends, Can you believe that 2018 is coming to a close?  It is hard for me to believe! TASL has had a very busy year.  We started the TASLTalks blog, strengthened our advocacy efforts, met with Commissioner McQueen, worked with gubernatorial candidates, provided a plethora of professional development opportunities with our Summer... Continue Reading →

FEATURE: Gimme Money: Apply for AASL and ALA Library Student Scholarships!

Written by: Dr. Cindy C. Welch Did you know that ALA has a scholarship clearinghouse, and offers more than $300,000 in scholarships through the ALA Scholarship Program? You apply online and can apply for more than one scholarship at a time. Are you working as a library support staff member pursuing your Master’s degree, are you from an underrepresented group (not white... Continue Reading →

Hopper and Sharp Attend ALA Conference 2018

Written by: Blake Hopper  President-Elect Jennifer Sharp and I recently traveled to the busy city of New Orleans for the annual ALA conference.  Jennifer and I represented our state at the Affiliate Assembly meetings.  It is such a great honor to attend these meetings and represent our great state. We shared all the amazing things... Continue Reading →

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