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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 Swedish

Skolbiblioteksföreningen (The School Library Association [SLA]) som har sitt högkvarter i Storbritannien har många medlemmar i Europa och andra delar av världen. Vem som helst som är intresserad i utvecklingen av skolbibliotek är välkommen att bli medlem. Allt vårt material är skrivet på engelska.

Vi ger råd till våra medlemmar om tränings kurser och publikationer. Dessa är publicerade i vår periodiska tidskrift “The School Librarian”.Vi har lokala och regionala brancher i England och Wales och nationella brancher i Skottland, Norra Irland och den Irländska Republiken. Vi arbetar för utveckling av skolbibliotek och för skolbibliotekariers vägnar. Vi skapade “SLA School Librarian of the Year Award” år 2004 för att gynna den goda praktiken som existerar i skolbiblioteken mera känd. Vi stöder skolbiblioteken genom att fira “International School Libraries’ Day” den första måndagen i oktober.

Vårt “Mission Statement”

  • Vi tycker att alla elever är berättigade till ett effektivt och välsorterat skokbibliotek. SLA stöder alla som arbeter i skolbiblioteken och ser till att alla har tillgång till böcker och undervisning av hög kvalite.

Vi svarar gärna på förfråginger om skolbibliotek i UK.

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Short introductions to the SLA are available in:
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Weekend Course booking is open!

Booking for the weekend course is open! It is going to be an amazing weekend in Glasgow with loads of brilliant speakers, including Yvonne Manning, Dr Dorothy Williams, Marc Lambert, Duncan Wright and Lari Don. More information and booking can be found here:


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Making the case for School Libraries & School Library Services

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Online Resources

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SLA Newsfeed


Reading Blog

Resources for The Chosen Ones by Scarlett Thomas


Reading Blog

Q&A with Melvin Burgess, hosted by Hannah Kate at The Portico Library


History of Women Schools Prize

SLA Resources Blog post


Reading Blog

BookLife gives away £3 million to UK primary schools


Resources for auditing books

SLA Blog post: two tables you can use to conduct an audit


SLA launches 2018 Member Survey

SLA Blog post - The SLA is keen for your opinions


Welcome to the SLA Website

Weekend Course booking is open!


Correction in The School Librarian

SLA Blog post