ReadingCloud: engaging children, parents and educators in reading for enjoyment
Pickabook - One Stop Shop for Schools - Every book for Education

We have updated our cookie policy to reflect recent changes in the UK/EU law concerning the use of cookies and tracking technologies. We use cookies on this website (including the page you are currently viewing) to ensure that the site functions smoothly and to help us understand how we can improve it. If you continue without changing your settings, you are agreeing to receive all cookies from the SLA website.

or view our cookie policy to find out more

Show Menu | Show Sidebar (Login/Search)

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.

You are using a low-resolution or small-screen device. Please use the links "Show Menu" and "Show Sidebar" at the top of the page to navigate through the site.

Introduction to the SLA in Dutch

De School Library Association (SLA) is gevestigd in het Verenigd Koninkrijk maar heeft leden in geheel Europa en de rest van de wereld. Iedereen die zich inzet voor de ontwikkeling van onderwijsbibliotheken en mediatheken wordt uitgenodigd om zich bij de SLA aan te sluiten. De voertaal van SLA is Engels.

SLA adviseert en traint haar leden en publiceert het vaktijdschrift ‘The School Librarian’. SLA heeft regionale en lokale afdelingen in Engeland en Wales en nationale afdelingen in Schotland, Noord Ierland en de Ierse Republiek. Het beleid is gericht op de ontwikkeling en professionalisering van onderwijsbibliotheken / mediatheken en onderwijsbibliothecarissen en mediathecarissen. In 2004 is de ‘SLA Schoolbibliothecaris Van Het Jaar prijs’ ingesteld, ter onderstreping van het vele goede werk dat in mediatheken wordt verricht. SLA bevordert tevens de ontwikkeling van onderwijsbibliotheken / mediatheken door jaarlijks mee te doen aan ‘International School Library Day’ (ISLD) op de eerste maandag van oktober.

De missie van SLA

  • We geloven dat elke leerling recht heeft op een professionele mediatheek. De SLA ondersteunt iedereen die op enigerlei wijze is betrokken bij mediatheken en de promotie van effectieve en kwalitatief hoogstaande leesbevordering- en mediatheekprogramma’s.

SLA beantwoordt graag alle in de Engelse taal gestelde vragen over onderwijsbibliotheken en mediatheken in het Verenigd Koninkrijk.

New to the SLA?    About Us     What we have done in the past year     Your local branch     Show introductions to the SLA in other languages Other Languages

Short introductions to the SLA are available in:
Cymraeg | Čeština | Deutsch | Español | Gàidhlig | Italiano | Nederlands | Polski | Português | Русский | Shqip | Svensk | 简体中文 | 繁體中文

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.

Join the SLA for:

Advice and Information

By Phone · By E-Mail · Online · By Post


Regional Courses · Weekend Residential Course · Members' Days


Practical Guidelines · Quarterly Journal · Book Recommendations


UK and Éire Network · Local Support · Courses & Events


Making the case for School Libraries & School Library Services

A significant voice

At Regional and National Level

Online Resources

Promotional Materials · Teaching and Learning Resources


Reduced prices and special offers

SLA Newsfeed


Amazing Apps for primary schools eBook

SLA Blog post


Travelling Librarian Award

SLA Blog post


Be a Wally for Literacy!

SLA Blog post


Job Vacancies



Teaching Skills for School Library Staff

Derby, 8 March 2017

*/ ?>