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Promotes library services and librarianship in school libraries in Texas.

With more than 4500 members, TASL strives to meet the unique needs of school librarians forming ties with librarians throughout the state. TASL advocates for librarians as teachers who are essential components of a robust educational system. We actively share emerging information and technology with the legislative, administrative, and learning communities.

Professional Development

TASL sponsors numerous programs and workshops at the TLA Annual Conference. Programs include collection development, technology, author and storyteller presentations, school librarian leadership, library facilities, teacher/librarian collaboration, student research, literacy and many more.

Submit a proposal for a 2019 Conference Session.


The TASL Legislative/Advocacy Committee leads and organizes TASL efforts on behalf of school librarians of Texas.


  • TASL co-sponsors programs at the TLA Annual Conference
  • TASL and the Children’s Round Table make recommendations for members to serve on the Texas Bluebonnet Program and Selection Committees.
  • TASL is working to forge a strong relationship between school librarians and parents.
  • TASL is working with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) on the Texas Standards for School Libraries


Nancy Jo Lambert, Chair
Richelle O’Neil, Chair-Elect
Kate DePronio, Past Chair
Susi Grissom, Councilor
JoAnn Reed, Alternate Councilor
Liza Zinkie, Secretary
Grace Littlefield, Private Schools
Social Media Manager, Amy Logg


  • Administrator of the Year
  • Legislative/Advocacy
  • Media Virtual Presence (MVP) Award
  • Nominations
  • Scholarship
  • Shirley Igo Award
  • Membership
  • TASL Talks Editorial Board
  • Operating Procedures
  • Teacher Day @ TLA
  • Private School Discussion Group
  • Student Transitions Discussion Group

Committee Responsibilities 

Volunteer Form

For more information about TASL, review the Operating Procedures and minutes from the most recent Executive Board meeting.


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