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 →

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 →

TASL Members Respond to COVID-19 Part 2

by Brandi Hartsell With schools across the country closing to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, we were certain that our Tennessee School Librarians would be jumping in feet first to support their school communities. Districts across the state are responding in varying ways. Some are offering formal online learning opportunities while some are restricting the... Continue Reading →

TASL Members Respond to COVID-19 Part 1

by Brandi Hartsell With schools across the country closing to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, we were certain that our Tennessee School Librarians would be jumping in feet first to support their school communities. Districts across the state are responding in varying ways. Some are offering formal online learning opportunities while some are restricting the... Continue Reading →

TASL Member Brags

by Brandi Hartsell One of our favorite regular features on TASL Talks is our Member Brags. We love hearing about the amazing things happening in school libraries across Tennessee. You may have recently seen a call for submissions via your area representative and/or on social media. We hope to make this feature a more regular... Continue Reading →

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