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Welcome to the School Library Association

The School Library Association is committed to supporting everyone involved with school libraries, promoting high quality reading and learning opportunities for all.

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Introduction to the SLA in Italian

La School Library Association (SLA) ha sede nel Regno Unito, ma conta molti membri in Europa e in altre parti del mondo. Chiunque sia impegnato nello sviluppo delle biblioteche scolastiche è benvenuto nell’Associazione! Tutti i materiali sono in lingua inglese.

Forniamo ai nostri iscritti consulenza, corsi di formazione e pubblicazioni, e pubblichiamo il periodico, The School Librarian. Abbiamo sezioni locali e regionali in Inghilterra e Galles, e sezioni nazionali in Scozia, Irlanda del Nord e Repubblica d’Irlanda.  Ci battiamo per lo sviluppo delle biblioteche scolastiche per conto dei bibliotecari scolastici. Nel 2004 abbiamo istituito il premio “Il bibliotecario scolastico dell’anno” (SLA School Librarian of the Year Award) con lo scopo di accrescere la consapevolezza circa le buone pratiche in atto nelle biblioteche scolastiche. Inoltre promuoviamo le biblioteche scolastiche celebrando la Giornata internazionale della biblioteca scolastica (International School Library Day) il primo lunedì di ottobre.

Dichiarazione delle nostre finalità

  • Crediamo che ogni allievo abbia diritto a un servizio bibliotecario scolastico efficace. La SLA è impegnata nel sostenere chiunque sia coinvolto nella biblioteca scolastica e nel promuovere opportunità di lettura e apprendimento di alta qualità per tutti.

Siamo lieti di rispondere a domande (poste in lingua inglese) riguardo alle biblioteche scolastiche nel Regno Unito.

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School Librarian of the Year 2017

Nominations for School Librarian of the Year close on 20th January - don't forget to get your nominations in on time!  Details for nomination are set out on the website.

Enter our Read80 competition!

Don't forget to enter our photographic competition Read80 for our 80th birthday in 2017 (#SLARead80). We want to celebrate reading for pleasure and the impact school libraries have with photographs that show people of any age celebrating the joy of reading. Entries have been extended until 31st January 2017 - open to all, members and non-members, young and not so young (adult!). Details...

reserve your place on our 2017 weekend course

The 2017 SLA weekend course Lightbulb Moments: Powered by Librarians – will be run in association with CILIP YLG. It will be held over 3 days from 23–25 June 2017 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, Yorkshire.

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SLA Newsfeed


Teaching Skills for School Library Staff

Derby, 8 March 2017


Giving Children Books

SLA Blog post


Central & East Berks branch meeting

SLA Blog post


Hot off the press giveaway

SLA Reading Blog post


Opening Doors: the School Library in a culturally diverse society

Ilford, Essex, 23 February 2017

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