Awards & Scholarships

The Tennessee Association of School Librarians annually sponsors four awards and two scholarships. The Innovative Library Award recognizes an innovative program at the elementary, middle, and high school level and comes with a $500 prize. The Clara Hasbrouck Award is given to a TASL member 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. The Administrator's Honor Roll recognizes supervisors, principals, and superintendents who have shown outstanding support for the library media programs in Tennessee. The Teacher Collaboration Award recognizes exemplary classroom teachers who collaborate with the school librarian. The winner of this award will receive $500. In 2004, TASL began the sponsorship of two scholarships for students enrolled enrolled in a school media program at a Tennessee college or university that is approved to certify Library Information Specialists. The one-time grant is $1,000 and is meant to increase the ranks of individuals within the school library profession. 

 

TASL Presidential Award

This award is given to a program or event in recognition of meritorious support of Tennessee school librarians’ mission to strengthen school library media services, create and sustain life-long readers, and improve information literacy in our state.  Award winners are chosen by the current TASL president and leadership team through the American Association of School Librarians Affiliate Assembly Commendation process.  In addition, recipients of this award will be submitted to AASL Affiliate Assembly for possible national recognition. 

2016 TASL Presidential Award:  Southeastern Young Adult Book Festival

2015 TASL Presidential Award:  Knox County Public Library’s Children’s Festival of Reading

2015 AASL Commendation:  Knox County Public Library’s Children’s Festival of Reading