Education Outreach: Professional Development

The Tennessee State Library and Archives offers regular content-based, primary source workshops for educators. If you would like to have the Library & Archives provide professional development for educators in your community, please contact Kelly Wilkerson at 615-253-3469 or by email at


Celebrating Tennessee: 225 Years of Sources and Stories

A Summer Institute for Educators


Summer Teacher InstituteThe Tennessee State Library and Archives is delighted to offer an in-person summer teacher institute June 8-9, 2021 at our brand-new facility in Nashville! During this institute, we will celebrate Tennessee's 225th birthday with a focus on primary source activities for the 4th, 5th, 8th, and High School American history social studies curriculum.

All state office buildings are required to follow the Tennessee Pledge and implement Covid-19 Safety Measures. Covid-19 safety measures that will be in place during this summer institute include (but are not limited to) the requirement of masks that cover the mouth and nose, temperature checks for all participants and staff, socially distanced spaces, availability of hand sanitizer, and regular cleaning of spaces. This institute will be held in our new conference center space at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. 

Space is limited to 28 participants. Participants who complete the institute will receive thirteen professional development hours. For participants who live more than one hour away from Nashville, overnight lodging will be provided.

Date: June 8th & 9th, 2021

Where: Nashville, at the new Tennessee State Library & Archives facility

To apply: Complete the application and send to

Application Deadline: April 16, 2021

Questions? Contact us at!