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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 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.


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Easter closure of SLA office

Over the Easter weekend, the SLA office in Swindon will be closed on Thursday 18th April and reopen on Tuesday 23rd April. We wish everyone a restful and warm Easter with lots of reading (and a bit of chocolate!)

Booking Now Open

 

Aston Logo 2019 WebThis year's joint SLA and CILIP YLG weekend course - "Building Identity, Building Readers" will be held on 21 to 23 June 2019 at the Aston Conference Centre, Aston University, Birmingham.

The three-day course is fully residential, with day delegate options also available. SLA and CILIP Members qualify for a large discount on the course fee. For more information please see the 2019 Weekend Course page. 

  

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A significant voice

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SLA Newsfeed

Apr
17
2019

Short story vending machines

SLA Blog post

Apr
16
2019

BookTrust Represents report

SLA Blog post

Apr
15
2019

Support your school fundraising

SLA Blog post

Apr
13
2019

Sponsored Weekend Course Places

SLA Blog post

Apr
12
2019

Welcome to the SLA Website

Easter closure of SLA office

Apr
12
2019

R4P tube map from @MisterBodd

SLA Blog post