Scot Smith has worked in education for nearly 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-chairs Tennessee’s Volunteer State Book Award and recently served on the 2018 Michael L. Printz Award Committee for YALSA. In 2017, Humanities Tennessee recognized him with an Outstanding Educator Award. Smith is presently serving on the Teacher Advisory Council for the National Humanities Center.
He has been teaching at SIS for 20 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
- INC 572, Resources and Services for Young Adults
My favorite thing about working at SIS is:
Sharing my passion for literacy and YA literature with future professionals.
- American Library Association
- Tennessee Association of School Librarians
- Young Adult Library Services Association
- American Association of School Librarians
- Association of Library Service to Children
- “Carolina Dreams: Kerry Madden and the Saga of the Weems Family of Maggie Valley.” The ALAN Review, Summer 2009. Available online at http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/v36n3/smith.html
- “The Death of Genre: Why the Best YA Fiction Often Defies Classification.” The ALAN Review, Fall 2007. Available online at http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/v35n1/smith.html.
- “The Seeking of Self: Voices of the Abandoned in the Work of Brock Cole.” The ALAN Review, Fall 1999. Available online at: http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/fall99/smith.html