Teacher Collaboration Award

The teacher receiving this award demonstrates the exemplary collaboration with his/her library media specialist to create a curricular related programming unit of study or event that incorporates the library program.

A prize of $500 will be awarded to a classroom teacher who has worked in a collaborative manner with his/her school librarian to create a curriculum-related program, unit or event that incorporates the school library’s resources, the research process, reading advocacy, literacy support and/or technology integration.


All awards have an application deadline of September 1.
Winners will be honored during the 2023 TASL Conference during the opening session on November 5, at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, TN.

Previous Winners

  • 2022: Jill Ashworth & Dinah Wade

  • 2021: Brandi Hartsell & Rebecca Smith 

  • 2020: Jessica Alley, Katie Capshaw, Denise Cooper, Ruth-Ann Logsdon, Emily Marks, Phillip Stevenson

  • 2019 - Brandi Bowers Hartsell and Sarah Potter

  • 2018 - Librarians Debbie Greer and Clyde Riggs, Teachers Jennifer Bates and Heidi Wix 

  • 2017 - Christi Williams

  • 2016 - Zakeisha Smith