Recommended Fiction Books About Racism for Your School Library

Written by Brandi Hartsell In light of recent events happening in our country, you might be looking for ways to discuss racism with kids and teens. These books have been recommended by School Library Journal and/or other professional organizations/publications. Reviews have been included where available. Book descriptions are from Goodreads and are included where full reviews... Continue Reading →

Featuring Our Dedicated Leaders

Written by Brandi Hartsell TASL is an amazing organization (just ask AASL). 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... Continue Reading →

Register Now – TASL Road Trip

Written by Katie Capshaw Summer is not canceled! TASL is excited to announce we do not have to cancel our Summer PD - the TASL Road Trip is going virtual! Registration is open and we have six whole days packed with great sessions. You can access as many sessions as you would like for one low price... Continue Reading →

Explore the Shared Foundations with AASL

Written by Sarah Culp Searles Hello TASL!  I have a special project I’ve been working on and hope to finish soon, and I’m delighted to have the chance to share a bit about it with you here. As you may know, AASL is gradually releasing six books related to the National School Library Standards called... Continue Reading →

VSBA Voting Will Move Forward

by Brandi Hartsell Scot Smith, VSBA co-chair, released information on VSBA voting for this year (see below). If you have any questions, please contact Scot or Pat Bashir via email. You can find their contact information on the VSBA page. After much deliberation, we have decided to move forward with voting for the 2019-2020 Volunteer... Continue Reading →

Escaping COVID-19 Through Books

by Brandi Hartsell If you're anything like me, you are currently experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions. Schools across the state have been cancelled for the rest of the year. Some of us are delivering regular distance learning activities, some of us are sitting at home wishing we could contribute in some way, some of us... Continue Reading →

Celebrate Valiant Women and the 19th Amendment

Written by Jennifer Boren and Brandi Hartsell March is Women's History Month and schools across Tennessee are celebrating. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which finally recognized women's right to vote after a long period of suffrage...more than 70 years! Thomas Jefferson wrote, "...all men are created equal", but it was... 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 →

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