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 →

Celebrate Valiant Women and the 19th Amendment

Written by Jennifer Boren and Brandi Hartsell March is Women's History Month and schools across Tennessee are celebrating. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which finally recognized women's right to vote after a long period of suffrage...more than 70 years! Thomas Jefferson wrote, "...all men are created equal", but it was... Continue Reading →

News From ALA Midwinter

Written by Vicki Winstead Greetings!  It’s hard to believe the first two months of 2020 are behind us!  And the count is on for spring break. I know I’m looking forward to those longer, warmer days of spring At the end of January, I traveled to Philadelphia for the ALA Midwinter meeting, along with President-Elect... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑