Magic Matchmakers

Written by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb Story cupids? Book brokers? Novel diplomats? These are the terms I mulled over, trying to describe what it is you amazing, magical librarians do every day. But I keep coming back to this one: matchmakers, pure and simple. At the heart of it all, that’s what you do: you match story... Continue Reading →

Learning With Leaders at the School Library Journal Summit

Written by Jennifer Sharp and Erika Long Two years ago, after attending in our own backyard here in Nashville, the two of us made a pact: if the School Library Journal Leadership Summit is within reach geographically and financially, we are determined to make the trip every year. The reason we keep returning? It is,... Continue Reading →

2020 Slate of Officers Announced

Written by Jennifer Boren It is hard to believe that our conference is behind us and we are already looking forward to the upcoming year! During our Annual Business Meeting at TASLCon19, a voting measure to elect the 2020 TASL Slate of Officers was held. The 2020 Slate of Officers is as follows:  Slate of Officers for 2020 Vicki Winstead- President... Continue Reading →

TASLCon2019 Wrap-Up

Written by Vicki Winstead The 28th annual TASL Conference “Dare to Imagine: Make it Happen!” was a whirlwind of two and a half days of fun and excitement!  It was a pleasure to see almost 350 school librarians gather in Murfreesboro to learn, share and grow as professionals. I hope everyone left the conference feeling... Continue Reading →

YA-Hoo Fest!

  by Julie Caudle While it might still feel like summer outside, it is officially fall season, which for me, is also book festival season!  There are so many book festivals either in Tennessee or in a nearby state that are for readers of all ages.  I love attending as many book festivals as my... Continue Reading →

YALSA Symposium Comes to Memphis

Written by Jennifer Boren Even though school librarians across Tennessee are gearing up to attend the TASL Conference this coming weekend, we need to start making plans to attend the YALSA Symposium in Memphis, TN. The symposium will be held on November 1-3, 2019 and all are welcome to attend. You do not have to... Continue Reading →

Meet TASLCon 2019 Keynote Tiffany Whitehead

Written by Tiffany Whitehead and Julie Caudle Meet #TASLCon2019's keynote speaker Tiffany Whitehead! Tiffany Whitehead, the Mighty Little Librarian, is currently the Director of Library at Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Tiffany earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and School Library Certification from Southeastern Louisiana University and her graduate degree in Educational... Continue Reading →

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