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TASL newsletter Fall 09


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TASL newsletter Fall 09

  1. 1. TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARIANS NEWSLETTER! FOOTNOTES TASL Past President, 2009 TASL Conference Edition Margaret Hausauer ...TASL is coming to Mur!eesboro’s new Embassy Suites Hotel receives award from Tennessee Library Association TASL member and one of our past presidents, Margaret Hausauer, was honored with the Louise Meredith School Media Award at the Tennessee Library Association’s 2009 conference. The award is given to a school library media specialist who has made unique and worthy contributions to the total school instructional program. Margaret works closely Becky Jackman, Margare" Hausauer & Leah A#iso$ TASL President"elect and The conference will be at a with the Conference Chair, Becky Jackman has new time for TASL September classroom been working closely with our immediate 24"26, and will feature 3 fun"filled teachers, Past"President, Lynn Caruthers on our the upcoming 2009 TASL conference. days. The conference kicks o# on Thursday at 5:00 with the opening academic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! coach, and of the Exhibit Hall. Scholastic Come be part of the 2009 Bookfairs is again sponsoring the parents to TASL Conference as we explore a evening by providing food, drink, help new conference site, the Embassy and a surprise author. Clarksville’s West Creek Suites Murfreesboro. Get excited Elementary students succeed. Read more about our 2009 She involves the community about the nationally known conference in this newsletter. and families in literacy projects speakers, and leave feeling empowered. throughout the year. MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS NOW FOR EMBASSY SUITES IN MURFREESBORO Embassy Suites Murfreesboro is other amenities. The hotel is located just o# o#ering a special rate for the TASL Interstate 24 at Exit 76. To receive the TASL Conference. The single rate for a rate, you must reserve your room before August standard suite is $125 and the double rate 23. You may call the hotel directly at %615& is $135. The rate includes complimentary 890"4464. For more information about the hotel, cooked"to"order breakfast as well as try . JULY 2009! PAGE 1
  2. 2. TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARIANS NEWSLETTER! THOUGHTS FROM THE PRESIDENT Ahhh, the relaxing sounds of summer. Yes, it’s love Michael Dahl! Michael, a late summer as I write this and I’m really glad very entertaining and charismatic summer has come. Aren’t you? We can sleep late speaker. He is also a writer for some mornings and have that extra cup of co#ee Stone Arch Books. I think you with the newspaper. I’m wireless at home so I can go will enjoy what he will bring to out on the patio read the online newspaper and enjoy us here in Tennessee. “Bad our garden and the sounds that come with it. The Kitty” author, Nick Bruel will be Michael Dahl and I in dogs running around in the yard, the bees buzzing there and so will authors Alane Reno for AASL 2007. Look for Michael in around the chaste tree, the water trickling over the Ferguson, Suzanne Supplee and Murfreesboro this year. edge of the urn and then running down the hill into Dianne de Las Casas. I look the pond below where the sound of the falls echoes forward to hearing them and back up to the patio where I sit. I relax and recharge using them to recharge my batteries. here. Get my thoughts together about what I do and Don’t forget the Exhibitor’s Reception on who I am and how I can be better. This is my Thursday night. This is a great opportunity to visit personal way of recharging. with each of our vendors in the Exhibit Hall and it I also need to recharge professionally and our really is a fun social event for us too. A chance to talk conferences are a great place to go and get recharged. with our friends and colleagues across the state. Lynn Caruthers, our Past"President and Conference Please try to stay through Saturday and finish up the Programs Chair has done a great job of lining up conference with us. There are always some great speakers and presenters for us. Make sure you look sessions and speakers on Saturday morning. through this newsletter to read about some of the Hope to see all of you in Murfreesboro who they have lined up for us. You will absolutely September 24th. TASL !""# Executive Board & Committee Chairs DO YOU KNOW WHO IS ON OUR TASL EXECUTIVE BOARD? Bruce Hester Becky Jackman Lynn Caruthers Carol Burr President President-Elect Past-President Treasurer Pam Renfrow Cathy Kendall Lora Black Paige Eiseman Western Plains Region Mississippi River Region West Tn River Region Secretary Representative & Awards Representative Representative Chair Betsy Stubblefield Hannah Little Barbara Winningham Emmaly Fisher Highland Rim Region Walking Horse Region Cumberland Region East TN River Region Representative & Technology Representative Representative Representative Chair Carol Reams Belinda Castille Nancy Dickinson Nancy Brown Volunteer Region Appalachian Region Membership Chair Intellectual Freedom Chair Representative Representative Allison Roberts Jeanette Lambert Judy Bivens Donna Jerdan Professional Development Advocacy Chair Certification Chair TEA Liason Chair Patty Williams Scot Smith VSBA Chair Webmaster JULY 2009! PAGE 2
  3. 3. TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARIANS NEWSLETTER! TASL NINE REGIONAL DIVISIONS ’S Mississippi River Region: %Cathy Kendall& Lake, Bedford, Co#ee, Giles, Lincoln, Moore, & Franklin Obion, Dyer, Lauderdale, Crockett, Tipton, counties. Haywood, Shelby, & Fayette counties. Cumberland Plateau Region: %Barbara Western Plains Region: %Pam Renfrow& Weakley, Winningham& Clay Pickett, Jackson, Overton, Henry, Gibson, Carroll, Madison, Henderson, Fentress, Putnam, DeKalb, White, Cumberland, Chester, Hardeman, & McNairy counties. Warren, Van Buren, & Grundy counties. West Tennessee River Region: %Lora Black& East Tennessee River Region: %Emmaly Fisher& Stewart, Houston, Benton, Humphreys, Decatur, Marion, Sequatchie, Bledsoe, Rhea, Meigs, McMinn, Perry, Hickman, Lewis, Hardin, Wayne, & Lawrence Monroe, Polk, Bradley, & Hamilton counties. counties. Volunteer Region: %Carol Reams& Scott, Highland Rim Region: %Betsy Stubblefield& Campbell, Morgan, Anderson, Union, Knox, Rhoane, Montgomery, Robertson, Sumner, Macon, Dickson, Loudon, Blount, & Sevier counties. Cheatham, Davidson, Wilson, Trousdale, & Smith Appalachian Region: %Belinda Castile& Claiborne, counties. Hancock, Hawkins, Sullivan, Johnson, Grainger, Walking Horse Region: %Hannah Little& Hamblen, Je#erson, Cocke, Greene, Washington, Williamson, Rutherford, Cannon, Maury, Marshall, Unicoi, & Carter counties. AN INVITATION FROM OUR CONFERENCE CHAIR, BECKY Come be part of the 2009 luncheon, general session speaker, Bookfairs TASL Conference as we explore a Volunteer State Book Award is once new conference site, the Embassy dinner, and exhibit hall times. again Suites Murfreesboro. Get excited Saturday will finish o# with 2 sponsoring about the nationally known general sessions and a break out the evening speakers, and leave feeling session.Come be part of the 2009 by providing empowered. TASL Conference as we explore a food, drink, The conference will be at a new new conference site, the Embassy and a surprise time for TASL September 24"26, Suites Murfreesboro. Get excited author. and will feature 3 fun"filled days. about the nationally known Friday will be a busy day with The conference kicks o# on speakers, and leave feeling break out sessions, business Thursday at 5:00 with the opening empowered. luncheon, general session speaker, of the Exhibit Hall. Scholastic The conference will be at a new Volunteer State Book Award Bookfairs is once again sponsoring time for TASL September 24"26, dinner, and exhibit hall times. the evening by providing food, and will feature 3 fun"filled days. Saturday will finish o# with 2 drink, and a surprise author. The conference kicks o# on general sessions and a break out Friday will be a busy day with Thursday at 5:00 with the opening session. break out sessions, business of the Exhibit Hall. Scholastic Michael Dahl is the Achievement Award three times for his non" author of more than 200 fiction. His Finnegan Zwake mystery series was books for children and shortlisted twice by the Anthony and Agatha young adults. He has won awards. He has also written the Library of the AEP Distinguished Doom series and the Dragonblood books. JULY 2009! PAGE 3
  4. 4. TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARIANS NEWSLETTER! ALANE FERGUSON ....... is currently completing her thirty- her young adult novel, THE CHRISTOPHER second novel.! A recipient of the 1990 KILLER, the first in the Sleuth Forensic Edgar Allan Poe Award as well as the Mystery series launched by Penguin Putnam.! Belgium's Children's Choice Alane won the Children's Crown Award for her young adult Classic Award for CRICKET novel SHOW ME THE ANDTHE CRACKERBOX KID, EVIDENCE, Alane was also a the American Bookseller's nominee for her third young- Association's "Pick of the List" adult mystery, POISON. for her picture book entitled WOLF STALKER, a National THAT NEW PET, and has been Geographic middle-grade on numerous ALA novel co-authored with her Recommended Books for mother, was also nominated. In Reluctant Young Readers and is currently on 2007 Alane received an many Young Adult's Choice lists. Edgar nomination for NICK BRUEL Nick is the bestseller) Bad Kitty Bookhive Picture Book of the author and (winner of the 2008 Year), and Bad Kitty Gets A illustrator Volunteer State Book Award Bath (Winner of a 2009 of Boing (a in Tennessee), Who is Gryphon Honor from the New York Melvin Bubble? (Winner of Univ. of Illinois and the Times the 2009 North Carolina CCB). SUZANNE SUPPLEE Suzanne is the author of When Irish Guys Are Smiling, a Students Across the Seven Seas series book, and Artichoke’s Heart. Currently, Suzanne is working on her third book, Somebody Everybody Listens To, due out in the summer of 2010. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! MARY JO HUFF A nationally known speaker, professional storyteller, author, recording artist and Early Childhood educator. She is the author of seven publications and has written articles for several Early Childhood and storytelling publications. “Storytelling with Puppets, Props, and Playful Tales” has been awarded the coveted Pegasus Award from the National Youth Storytelling Network and has received a Parent’s Choice Approval. As a recording artist, she has produced a training video, three CDs and a new, interactive DVD - Fairytales, Fantasy and Storytelling Fun. JULY 2009! PAGE 4
  5. 5. TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARIANS NEWSLETTER 2009 T AS L Co nf er en ce R egis t ra tio n For m (Use one form for each person registering) (PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY) Name: _______________________________________________________ (Please enter your name as you want it to appear on your name badge) School: ______________________________________________________ School System: ________________________________________________ Mailing Address: ______________________________________________ City/State/Zip: ________________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Fax: __________________________ 2009 Annua l Conf erenc e E-Mail: ______________________________________________________ Check A ll T ha t A p p ly: CONFER E NCE REG ISTRA TIO N FEES ! I am a First Time Attendee What’s included in the Conference Fee? Full registration fees include a name badge that gives you access to all educational sessions, Exhibit Hall, ! I Am A New Member Exhibitors Reception on Thursday Evening. If you require special assistance, e.g. handicap TASL Mem bers hi p (Please check one): access, or are on a special ! I am currently a member for 2009 diet, please indicate here: ! I am registering as a non-member ! I would like to join for the remainder of 2009 so I can register at the member rate. Please enclose completed membership form. Membership forms can be downloaded from I’m enclosing $30.00 for dues for ‘09. $ ! Out-of-State affiliate members may register for the conference at the TASL member rate. Full Co nfere nce Regis trati on (Check Appropriate Boxes Below) Postmarked by Early-Bird Regular After Paymen t Inform atio n : 06/30/09 08/28/09 08/28/09 Chec k ! Member $75.00 $95.00 $115.00 $ ! My check is enclosed in ! Non-Member $125.00 $150.00 $165.00 $ the amount of $________. ! Full-Time Make all checks payable Student $30.00 $40.00 $50.00 $ to and mail along with ! Retiree $50.00 $65.00 $80.00 $ this form to: ! Administrator $25.00 $30.00 $35.00 $ TASL Volu nteer S tate Book A war ds Ba nq ue t C/O Beth Frerking (Is on Friday Night & Requires Early-Bird/Regular registration) P.O. Box 172 Cunningham, TN 37052 ! VSBA Banq uet $35.00 $ Alternate LIMITED Conference Registrations Registrations cannot be ! Exh ibits O n ly Reception Included $25.00 $ processed or confirmed until full payment is received. ! VSBA Ba nq uet $55.00 $ On ly Do You Have Questions? ! Sat urda y $50.00 $ E-Mail: On ly Have you got all the correct boxes checked? Accurate amounts are filled in? Total $ or Upon written request refunds and cancellations, less a $20.00 handling charge, will be honored on requests postmarked by August 24, 2009. JULY 2009! page 5
  6. 6. TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARIANS Dianne de Las Casas An author and award- Dianne’s books include The winning storyteller. Her Cajun Cornbread Boy, performances, dubbed Madame Poulet & Monsieur Slate of Nominees for “traditional folklore Roach, Story Fest: 2010 TASL O'cers President gone fun” and Crafting Story Theater Rebecca (Becky) Jackman “revved-up Scripts; Kamishibai storytelling” are full Story Theater: The Art President-Elect Pam Renfrow of energetic audience of Picture Telling; participation. Her Handmade Tales: Treasurer multi-award winning Stories to Make and Elizabeth (Beth) Frerking CDs include Jambalaya ~ Take; Tangram Tales: Story Secretary Stories with Louisiana Flavor, Theater Using the Ancient Alice Bryant World Fiesta ~ Celebrations Chinese Puzzle, The Story Biz in Story and Song, and Jump, Handbook and Scared Silly: Jiggle & Jam ~ A Rhythmic 25 Tales to Tickle and Thrill. Romp Through Story Land. Bruce Hester TASL President 1724 Valley Rd. Clarksville, TN 37043