FEATURE: STEMulating Your School Library with Digital Resources

Written by: Dr. Melissa Johnston We all know that STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, but when it comes to STEM education the picture is a little less clear. STEM education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning driven by problem-solving and exploratory learning that gives students the opportunity to apply science, technology, engineering,... Continue Reading →


FEATURE: Just Because Banned Books Week Is Over….

Written by: Beth Frerking Recently, many of us recognized Banned Books Week and affirmed with our patrons the importance of the freedom to read. As this year's Banned Books Week comes to a close and we take down our displays, let's spend some time making sure that we are prepared in the event of a... Continue Reading →

And the Winners Are……

Written by: Krista Grace       At our recent TASL conference librarians from across the state gathered in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to learn from each other and geek out at getting to hear out favorite authors speak as well as get their books signed. Monday night was a very special night for some very deserving... Continue Reading →

#TASLCon2018 Recap

Written by: Jennifer Sharp What a whirlwind! TASL Conference 2018 has come and gone, and I am so grateful for all of the learning, networking, and sharing that happened over the course of three very full days. On Sunday afternoon, we had a great turnout for our pre-conference sessions. Heather Moorefield-Lang, our AASL Region 4... Continue Reading →

Get Ready for Banned Books Week 2018

Written by: Beth Frerking Banned Books week is coming soon. How will you communicate the importance of the freedom to read to your students? My first step in getting ready for Banned Books week is to plan an elevator speech.  Each year I find it’s easy to grab the students’ attention with a display and open... Continue Reading →

TEL’s Got a Brand New Look!

Written by: Andrea Zielke The Tennessee State Library and Archives are excited to announce that the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) has a brand new website -- complete with a fresh look and feel, clear navigation, and even a new logo.  Don’t worry, though; TEL still has the same great, free resources available for all Tennesseans.... Continue Reading →

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