Tennessee Legislative Day 2019

Written by Lindsey Kimery When it comes to school libraries, advocacy at every level matters. Sharing the impact and importance of our libraries is vital to the continuation of our profession and to the level of support we receive for our programs and resources. We have to make time to advocate in our schools, communities,... Continue Reading →


TASL Award Applications Now Open

Written by Louanne Nicely The TASL awards season is here once again! It is time to recognize the outstanding work that occurs throughout the year in our libraries across the state.  Do you know a librarian, administrator, collaborating teacher, or deserving Library Media Specialist student who deserves recognition? If so, it is now time to... Continue Reading →

Bringing Holes to Life in Your Library

Written by Brian Seadorf It started with a book. For years, the Blackman High School Library has periodically hosted the CDC class (Comprehensive Development Class) for book checkout, and it was truly the highlight of the week. One day, while in an IEP meeting for a CDC student, our amazing principal had a great suggestion... Continue Reading →

How to Host a Successful Author Visit

Written by Jennifer Boren In late January, author Sarah Weeks braved the snow and arctic winds to visit students in Collierville Schools in Collierville, TN. Her book Save Me a Seat, a wonderful story about is nominated for this year's Volunteer State Book Award. Joe and Ravi, who may originate from different parts of the world but... Continue Reading →

Bringing Harry Potter to Your Library

Written by Julie Caudle Like many of you, I have a lot of huge Harry Potter fans at my school. I have wanted to do something in the library for those fans, especially since the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone occurred last fall.  In January, as I was... Continue Reading →

ALA Midwinter Review

Written by Jennifer Sharp Hi, TASL friends! I hope everyone is making it through the winter gray with your health and good spirits intact. I hope you find opportunities to “fill your bucket,” recharge when needed, and hold on for those April showers and May flowers that are right around the corner! In late January,... Continue Reading →

SEYA Promo

SEE YOU @ SE-YA! Written by Lindsey Kimery What happens when two Tennessee librarians travel to a book festival in another state? They start brainstorming and dreaming on the ride home about starting a teen book festival in Tennessee! The Southeastern Young Adult Book Festival (SE-YA) is in its fourth year and will be held... Continue Reading →

TASL Book Review Quarterly

Written by Jennifer Boren, Julie Caudle, Kathryn Derrick, Audree Keele, and Julie Dahlhauser We are ready to kick off 2019 with more great reviews. There is no better time to cuddle up under a warm blanket with a new book than the bleak and dreary days of January. TASLTalks publishes quarterly book reviews focussed on... Continue Reading →

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