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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 Portuguese

A School Library Association está instituída no Reino Unido, mas tem muitos membros por toda a Europa, bem como em outras partes do Mundo. Quem quer que se empenhe no desenvolvimento de bibliotecas escolares é bem-vindo. Todos os nossos materiais estão em língua inglesa.

Proporcionamos aos nossos membros aconselhamento, cursos de formação e publicações, e publicamos a nossa revista, The School Librarian. Temos secções locais e regionais em Inglaterra e no País de Gales, e ainda Secções Nacionais na Escócia, na Irlanda do Norte e na República da Irlanda. Batemo-nos pelo desenvolvimento das bibliotecas escolares e em prol dos bibliotecários escolares. Em 2004 instituímos o Prémio SLA School Librarian of the Year (Bibliotecario Escolar do Ano) para promover o reconhecimento de todas as boas práticas que existem nas bibliotecas escolares. Também promovemos as bibliotecas escolares celebrando o International School Library Day (Dia Internacional da Biblioteca Escolar) na primeira segunda-feira de Outubro.

A nossa Declaração de Missão (Mission Statement)

  • Acreditamos que cada aluno(a) tem o direito de beneficiar de verdadeiras bibliotecas escolares. A SLA compromete-se em apoiar todos os que se dedicam às bibliotecas escolares, desenvolvendo a leitura de grande qualidade e as oportunidades de aprendizagem para todos.

Estamos disponíveis para responder a solicitações em língua inglesa sobre bibliotecas escolares na Grã-Bretanha.

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