TASL Board Meeting Dates
February 11 at 10am Eastern/9am Central (Virtual)
April 29 at 10am Central with Retreat in the afternoon (in person in Nashville - location TBD; virtual option available) 
September 16 at 10am Eastern/9am Central (Virtual)
November 5 in the evening (in person at conference - exact time TBD)

TASL Officers 2023

President Katelyn Jernigan
President-Elect Conference Chair Dustin Hensley

Treasurer Finance Chair

Mallory Nygard


Heather Alexander

Past President

Katie Capshaw


TASL Area Representative Term Schedule

Region Area Rep Term Ends* 
Buffalo River Region Angela Frederick 2024
Clinch River Region Blake Hopper  2023
Davidson County Region Amber Groves  2023
Falling Water River Region Andrea Batson  2024
Hamilton County Region Charles Rayburn 2023
Hatchie River Region Elizabeth Parnell 2024
Holston River Region Mary Foister 2024
Knox County Region Brandi Hartsell 2024
Obion River Region Sandi Walden 2023
Ocoee River Region Martha Harris 2024
Red River Region Michelle Howell 2024
Shelby County Region Sarah Hubbard 2023
Stones River Region Elizabeth Shepherd 2024
*Area Rep terms end on December 31.


TASL Committees 2023

Advocacy & Bookmark Contest

Michelle Howell

Certification and Standards Ginny Britt (chair)

Dustin Hensley

Constitution and Bylaws Heather Chandler
Finance Mallory Nygard
Intellectual Freedom

Xan Lasko (chair)

Legislation Amanda Smithfield
Membership Martha Harris

Kaitlyn Benavides

Courtney Brown


Amber Groves, Heather Alexander

Nominating Katie Capshaw
Professional Development

Blake Hopper (co-chair)

Strategic Planning

Katie Capshaw


Julie Caudle

Pat Bashir (TLA)

Emily Farmer (TLA)


TASL Affiliates

ALA / AASL Katelyn Jernigan
TEL Andrea Zielke
TENN-Share Ari Baker

Kate Pritchard


TASL Contacts

Web Manager Christa Cordrey
Social Media Manager Kelly Messerly
Conference Registrar Heather Alexander
Conference Exhibits

Blake Hopper

Mailing Address: Tennessee Association of School Librarians, P.O. Box 10516, Knoxville, TN 37919


TASL Past Presidents

Access the list here.