The School Library Association is managed by a Board, elected by SLA members for a period of three years. There are currently two sub-committees, for Publications and Training.
The SLA's Board is the strategic planning body for the Association, and the input of new board members, bringing fresh ideas and approaches, is essential.
The nomination period for new members of the Board, to serve from June 2013 to June 2016, was announced in the winter edition of The School Librarian. Ballot forms were posted to members with the Spring edition of The School Librarian.
Kevin Crossley-Holland's 'Arthur' trilogy has been translated into twenty-three languages, and has sold over one million copies worldwide. He is a frequent speaker at schools and libraries across the country. He is an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, a patron of the Society of Storytelling, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His novel Bracelet of Bones was published by Quercus in 2011.
Author, Children's Laureate 2003-2005
"Here is an association of wonderful people, devoted to books, and dedicated to bringing them to as many children as possible. They know that books matter, that children matter, that children who do not have books in their lives are the poorer for it. That's why they do what they do. That's why I do what I do. That's why I'm so pleased to be a Patron of The School Library Association."
Author, 2002 Hans Andersen Award Winner
Consultant, Founder of Bookstart