March 2020 TASL Librarians of the Month

by Brandi Hartsell Each month TASL recognizes three school librarians from across the state for their outstanding service to their school and community. Congratulations to the March 2020 Librarians of the Month. East TN Librarian of the Month Name: Emily Davenport Hometown: Knoxville, TN School: Carter High School School District: Knox County Grades Taught: 9-12... Continue Reading →

February 2020 Librarians of the Month

Each month, TASL recognizes school librarians across the state for their significant contributions to their school community. These individuals are nominated by their peers based on their dedication to their school and library. Below you will find information about the February 2020 Librarians of the Month. We appreciate all you do and would like to... Continue Reading →

January TASL Librarians of the Month

Written by Brandi Hartsell Each month, TASL recognizes three outstanding librarians from across the state. These librarians are nominated by their colleagues and are honored for their remarkable service to their schools and communities. We are grateful to each of them for sharing their wisdom and experience. Congratulations! January 2020 East TN Librarian of the... Continue Reading →

It’s Time to Cast Your Ballots!

Written by Scot Smith How do you create excitement for reading in your school? You give them an amazing list of books and challenge them to read at least three of them! If your students have not voted for their favorite Volunteer State Book Award Nominee, now is the time to get their vote in.... Continue Reading →

TASL Award Applications Now Open

Written by Louanne Nicely The TASL awards season is here once again! It is time to recognize the outstanding work that occurs throughout the year in our libraries across the state.  Do you know a librarian, administrator, collaborating teacher, or deserving Library Media Specialist student who deserves recognition? If so, it is now time to... 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 →

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