Hannah Byrd Little
School Library Industry Leader | Educator | Author 
Greater Nashville Area, TN  
Contact:   931-389-1870 (Text)  (Email)


Hannah Byrd Little is the director of the library and archives at a top independent college preparatory school. An ALA, AASL, and ACRL member, she writes periodic articles for the AASL Knowledge Quest website. She was a member of the AASL Libraries in Public Charter Schools Task Force from 2017 to 2018 and the ALA Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice Panel for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference (‎LLAMA section). She was the AASL Independent Schools Chair for the 2022-2023 year. Hannah also served on the Tennessee Association of School Librarians (TASL) Executive Board from 2009 to 2013 and was TASL president in 2012.  Before working in schools, Hannah spent nearly four years in an academic library.  She began working in technical services and then added instructional work with the information literacy team.  



The Webb School 

Director of Library and Archives | Lead Senior Class Adviser | Capstone Project Coordinator | Department chair 2014-Present | Academic Council | Leadership Team 2008-2020

Hannah is the Library and Archives building manager [an 11,000 square ft. separate building], budget manager, supervisor, and collection manager serving 6th-12th grades, and also open as a community library to the town one day a week during the summer.

June 2007 - Present  (Bell Buckle, TN)

Overbrook School
Head Librarian PreK-8
November 2005 - June 2007 (Nashville, TN)

Belmont University
Library Technical Services | Information Literacy Instructional Team | Website Design Committee
February 2002 - November 2005 (Nashville, TN)


Education Coursework [21 hours beyond MLIS] 
Initial Tennessee education licensure, 2007 
Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, TN)
    Educational Psychology | Foundations of Education | Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners |
    Methods for Effective Classroom Climates | Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

Master of Library and Information Science, 2006
Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, TN) 
NCATE Accredited (ALA/AASL) in Tennessee

Bachelor of Science,  Liberal Studies, 2005
Belmont University (Nashville, TN)
Focus: Education and Database Technology

Bachelor of Science,  Communications, 1994
Pensacola Christian College (Pensacola, FL)
Major: Advertising and Public Relations
Minor: Graphic Design


Library Information Specialist PreK-12 (Endorsement 473) 

Tennessee Department of Education - 
Professional License renewal August 31, 2028
License Type - Professional
Status - Active
License Number - 00502490
Renewal Issue Date - 5/22/2012


Book Co-Author
Howell, S. C., & Little, H. B. (2019). The Webb School Of Bell Buckle. Arcadia Publishing.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Little, H. B. (2022). A School Librarian's Purpose. Knowledge Quest, 51(1), 10+.

Little, H. B. (2018). Media Literacy: A Moving Target. Knowledge Quest, 47(1), 16+. Retrieved from 

Little, H. B. (2015). Prove it: putting together the evidence-based practice puzzle. Knowledge Quest, 43(3), 62+. Retrieved from 

2018-2021 Monthly column for AASL KQ blog

Little, H. B. (2021, April 5). 7 Library Changes I Hope Remain Post-Pandemic. Retrieved from 
Little, H. B. (2020, December 17). Part 2: Polarization and New Techniques for Information Evaluation. Retrieved from 
Little, H. B. (2020, December 15). Part 1: Polarization and Resistance to Fact-Checking Information. Retrieved from
Little, H. B. (2019, August 9). Evaluating and Improving the School Library User Experience. Retrieved from 
Little, H. B. (2019, June 4). Preparing for a Significant Year. Retrieved from 
Little, H. B. (2019, May 1). Ages and Stages in Your Library. Retrieved from 
Little, H. B. (2019, April 2). Weeding without Controversy: Part Two – The Process. Retrieved from 
Little, H. B. (2019, March 12). Weeding without Controversy: Part One – Why Weed? Retrieved from 
Little, H. B. (2019, February 15). Interview with an emerging education leader. Retrieved from 
Little, H. B. (2018, December 3). Prior Knowledge and Inquiry in Reading. Retrieved from 
Little, H. B. (2018, November 6). Important Books for Young People. Retrieved from 
Little, H. B. (2018, October 8). Reading Apps Roundup. Retrieved from 

Mentions and Interviews

Alfonzo, P. (2016, November-December). Snapchat in the library: librarians master an app to reach millennials. American Libraries, 47(11-12), 22+. Retrieved from

Alman, S. W. (2017). School librarianship: past, present, and future. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Gardner, M., & Mazzola, N. (2018). Fighting Fake News: Tools and Resources to Combat Disinformation. Knowledge Quest, 47(1), 6+. Retrieved from 

Maughan, S. (2019, June 10). Division Watch: We look at AASL's full slate of activities during the ALA Annual Conference. Publishers Weekly, 266(23), 80+. Retrieved from


  • Sesquicentennial Campus Exhibits 2019
  • Fashion, Books, and Happenings in the 1870s
  • Campus Sports, Academics, and Publications  
  • Webb Honor Code Informs the Princeton Honor Code 2015
  • The Three Webb Schools: Bell Buckle, Knoxville, and Claremont 2014
  • History of the Library at Webb 2013

Created approx. 60 subject and research guides in the LibGuides format  - 


Top Research Interests: Learning Commons and Library as a Third Space | Educational Leadership | College Preparatory Curriculum Design | Future of Libraries | School Library Careers


Research with Department Institution User Services, Walker Library/MTSU 
Primary Investigator(s) Karen N. Reed, Ph.D.; Christy A. Groves
Study Title: Use of Academic Library Outreach for High School Student Instruction and Recruitment

Archival research in The Webb School Library and Archives for two books:

Barkley, T., & Vaughn, M. B. (2015). The gentle scholar: the forgotten story of John M. Webb and the Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Dickson, TN: BrayBree Publishing.

Howell, S. C., & Little, H. B. (2019). The Webb School Of Bell Buckle. Arcadia Publishing. 


Summer 2023

American Library Association Annual Conference
Core Top Ten Technology Trends: Libraries Take on ChatGPT

Fall 2021

TAIS Biennial Conference November
From Storage Closet to Schools Archives - November 7-8, 2021

Computers in Libraries & Internet Librarian Connect 2021
Libraries’ Biggest Challenges & Opportunities for 2022+ - October 26-28, 2021

Summer 2021

American Library Association Annual Conference Friday, June 25, 2021
Beyond the Pandemic: Looking Forward After a Year of Challenges [AASL- ISS panel]

Fall 2019

Tennessee Association of School Librarians [TASL] Conference September 30, 2019
Path to Leadership Panel 

Summer 2019

Books and Bytes Conference June 11, 2019
Keynote Address - Balanced Growth Theory for School Librarians
Breakout -  Building your Library Brand and your Personal Learning Network with online tools

Summer 2018
Tennessee Association of School Librarians 
TASL Summer Road Trip –East TN
Pellissippi State Community College; June 20, 2018
  • Designing a Capstone Project for High School Research
  • Promoting Reading Culture with Creative Book Displays

American Library Association Annual Conference
Monday, 25 June 2018, 9 a.m.-10 a.m   New Orleans, LA
Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice is... 

Tennessee Association of Independent Schools 
TAIS Biennial Conference November 2016
Capstone Projects and the Independent School

TAIS Biennial Conference November 2012
  • Filling the knowledge gaps of the Digital Natives
  • Three Short Months - High School to College Transition


Tennessee Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) Grant 2018  -- -- awarded $2,900.00 for archival and preservation supplies.

Tennessee Archives Development Direct Grant (TSLA and IMLS) 2015  -- awarded $2,000.00 for archival and preservation supplies


American Association of School Librarians
Independent Schools Section Chair
July 2022 - June 2023

American Association of School Librarians
Knowledge Quest blogger
July 2015 - Present

American Association of School Librarians
The AASL Libraries in Public Charter Schools Task Force 2017-2018

American Association of School Librarians
Member of the Affiliate Assembly Region IV 2011, 2012

Tennessee Association of School Librarians [TASL]  TASL Executive Board   
January 2009 - December 2013 (5 years)

TASL President 2012
TASL President-Elect 2011 / Conference Chair 2011
TASL Mid-Tenn [Walking Horse] Regional Rep 2009, 2010 -
Covering the "Walking Horse Region" Williamson, Rutherford,
Cannon, Maury, Marshall, Bedford, Coffee, Giles, Lincoln, Moore, and Franklin counties 


AASL Social Media Superstar 2019 for Sensational Student Voice

Finalist for the 2014 AASL National School Library Program of the Year Award
Innovative Library Media Program Award 2009 from the Tennessee Association of School Librarians (TASL)



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