Riley Brewer Receives TASL Distinguished School Administrator Award

The winner of this year's Distinguished School Administrator Award is Riley Brewer, the Assistant Principal at Halls High School in Knox County. She was nominated by her librarian Brandi Hartsell. Ms. Brewer goes above and beyond in supporting the school library and librarian at Halls High School. Every day and in many ways, Ms. Brewer... Continue Reading →

TASL Distinguished School Administrator Honor Roll Recognizes Donna Gillum

Left to Right: Donna Gillum, principal, and Lee Ann Barrow, library media specialist Donna Gillum is the Principal at Stewart County Middle School in Stewart County. She was nominated by her librarian Lee Ann Barrow. Lee Ann had this to say, “ I nominated her for her dedication to the teachers, students and our library... Continue Reading →

2021 Clara Hasbrouk Award for Raina Scoggins

The Clara Hasbrouck Award is named after a founding member of TASL. This special award is given to an outstanding individual who has demonstrated dedication and commitment to furthering the cause of school libraries in Tennessee by contributing time, leadership, and effort to numerous TASL activities over a period of years. This year’s Clara Hasbrouck... Continue Reading →

Five Lessons from the Mountaintop

Written by Alice Faye Duncan Librarians and teachers make the best writers for young readers.  Why? We know the minds and emotions of students. We also know the gaps in the literature. If we dare to try our gifts, we can create mentor texts to fill these gaps.  Identifying gaps in the literature is how... Continue Reading →

TASL Year in Review

Written by Blake Hopper TASL friends, Can you believe that 2018 is coming to a close?  It is hard for me to believe! TASL has had a very busy year.  We started the TASLTalks blog, strengthened our advocacy efforts, met with Commissioner McQueen, worked with gubernatorial candidates, provided a plethora of professional development opportunities with our Summer... Continue Reading →

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