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Erika Long

Job Title: School LIbrarian
Place of Employment: Thurgood Marshall Middle School
SIS Graduation Year: 2016
Term Ends: 2022


  • BA, Psychology, University of Tennessee, 2004
  • BSE, Sport Management, University of Tennessee,  2009
  • MS, Information Science, University of Tennessee, 2016


Erika Long is a secondary school librarian in Metro Nashville Public Schools. She has served on TLA’s Advisory Council and is the 2019-2020 President-Elect. At the national level, she has worked on the AASL Standards Crosswalk and served AASL as an interim Regional Director. She was also part of the ALA Presidential Initiative: Fight for School Libraries in 2018. She presents at state and library conferences, recently presented at the Scholastic Reading Summit. She was named a 2017 and 2019 AASL Social Media Superstar finalist in the Social Justice Defender and Reader Leader categories, respectively. She has previously blogged for The Horn Bookand TASL Talks. She regularly uses her social media and presenter platforms to advocate for learners' access to high-quality, diverse literature and inclusive learning communities.

Professional Memberships and Offices Held: 

ALA, TLA (President-Elect), AASL (Chair, Presidential Task Force), TASL (Chair, State Level Task Force for AASL)