Dare to Imagine – TASL Conference 2019

Written by Vicki Winstead The TASL Conference is only a few weeks away and I am so excited!  It has been so much fun planning for our “Dare to Imagine: Make it Happen!” TASL 2019 Conference.  I hope everyone will be able to join us at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro September 29 - October... 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 →

Welcome Back and Summer 2019 Recap

Written by Jennifer Sharp Happy August, everyone! While I know many of us aren’t truly “off” during the summer, I hope you all have enjoyed some opportunities to relax, read, and spend time with family and friends over the past few months! Now that August has arrived, many of us are turning our thoughts to... Continue Reading →

Teaching Tough History

Written by Jennifer Boren I recently returned from the Monticello Teacher's Institute as a Barringer Research Fellow. It was an amazing experience for too many reasons to list here and a highlight of my career as a school librarian. However, I was totally unprepared for the rollercoaster of emotions I would feel over the course... Continue Reading →


Written by Julie Caudle     Do you have a library orientation lesson that you're really proud of, that your students seem to enjoy and  seemed to be effective?  What is it?  How did you pull it off? Did it have a theme? Play a game?  Please share your library orientation ideas! Post in the... Continue Reading →

TASL Book Chat

Written by Julie Caudle   Here are some more book reviews for you to talk up to your students in the upcoming school year!  Know of similar titles that Tennessee students would enjoy as well?  Post in the comments with your own book suggestions! Greetings From Witness Protection! by Jake Burt is an hilarious novel... Continue Reading →

TASL Book Chat

Written by Julie Caudle We're continuing with our summer reads book reviews!  Don't forget to participate in the #TASLsummerchallenge!  Follow @TASLTN on Twitter and Instagram and tag us as you post what you're reading this summer.  Don't know what to read?  Read our summer TASL Book Chat posts!  Many of the reviews are of the... Continue Reading →

TASL Book Chat

Written by Julie Caudle Here are some more summer reads for both you and your students' reading pleasure! Julie Caudle, librarian at Page Middle School in Franklin and lifelong fangirl of Wonder Woman, cannot recommend this book enough for both middle and high school libraries.  The first of a series DC Comic superhero/YA novels, fantasy... Continue Reading →

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