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Scot Smith


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Current career:

Scot Smith has worked in education for over thirty years and is the librarian at Robertsville Middle School in Oak Ridge, TN. From 1993 to 1996, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine, where he taught English at Yalta School #12. He co-chaired Tennessee’s Volunteer State Book Award for fourteen years and served on the jury for the 2018 Michael L. Printz Award for YALSA. In 2017, Humanities Tennessee recognized him with an Outstanding Educator Award. Smith was on the Teacher Advisory Council for the National Humanities Center in 2018-2019. He is currently a member of the jury of the Schneider Family Book Award, a committee he has served on for the past four years, and is active in leadership positions with YALSA.

He has been teaching at SIS for 23 years.

He has been teaching at SIS for 23 years.


  • MS, Information Sciences, University of Tennessee
  • MAT, English Education, East Tennessee State University
  • BA, Humanities, East Tennessee State University


  • Young Adult Literature
  • Children's Literature
  • School Libraries
  • Adolescent Literacy
  • Information Literacy
  • Graphic Literature
  • Storytelling

Courses taught:

  • INC 572, Resources and Services for Young Adults
  • ISC 590, Graphic Novels in School, Public, and Academic Libraries

My favorite thing about working at SIS is:

Sharing my passion for literacy and YA literature with future professionals.

Professional memberships:

  • American Library Association
  • Tennessee Association of School Librarians
  • Young Adult Library Services Association
  • American Association of School Librarians
  • Association of Library Service to Children