Knox County Schools Librarians Create Exemplar Lessons

by Amber Moser When the AASL National School Library Standards (NSLS) were released in 2017, the Knox County Schools Library Media Services (KCSLMS) department began a three-year roll-out process.  In year three, 2020-2021, a scoped and sequenced curriculum rooted in the NSLS was written by the KCSLMS facilitator, Amber Moser,  and presented to librarians.  This... Continue Reading →

October 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 October 2020 Librarians of the Month. East TN Librarian of the Month Kari Sharp Name: Kari Sharp Hometown: Friendsville, TN School: Friendsville Elementary School School District: Blount County Schools... Continue Reading →

Featuring Area Rep Sherry Copeland

by Brandi Hartsell TASL is an amazing organization. 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 throughout the remainder of... Continue Reading →

Featuring Area Rep Blake Hopper

by Brandi Hartsell TASL is an amazing organization. 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 throughout the remainder of... Continue Reading →

Featuring Area Rep Johnnie Sue Hawley

by Brandi Hartsell TASL is an amazing organization. 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 throughout the remainder of... Continue Reading →

Featuring Area Rep Katelyn Jernigan

by Brandi Hartsell TASL is an amazing organization. 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 throughout the remainder of... Continue Reading →

Featuring Area Rep Emily Squires

by Brandi Hartsell TASL is an amazing organization. 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 throughout the remainder of... Continue Reading →

TASL Librarians of the Month – September 2020

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 September 2020 Librarians of the Month. East TN Librarian of the Month Daniece McAmis Name: Daniece McAmis Hometown: Greeneville, TN School: EastView Elementary School District: Greeneville City School Grades... Continue Reading →

TASL Plans Ahead for Banned Books Week!

by Xan Lasko It’s coming!! Banned Books Week is September 27 – October 3, 2020. The TASL Intellectual Freedom Committee has curated some resources for you to help display those challenged, banned, and controversial titles in our libraries.  Remember that it may be uncomfortable, but it is right to protect student rights to materials that are enlightening, accessible, equitable,... Continue Reading →

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