Become a Member

Why become a member?

Being a member of the SLA not only entitles you to the services and benefits of membership, but means you are part of a community who learn from each other, develop their practice and comfort each other. You will have local and national support, and access to various forms of CPD from training, our publications, blog posts from experts and networking.

Membership costs £89 per year, for more detail about what this provides please see below. 

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What we offer our members:

    A quarterly journal

    This is full of best practice for primary and secondary, ideas for activities, tips; book and digital reviews across all ages from 0-8 through to 16-19 enabling educationalists to stay up to date with the latest in children’s publishing and maximise their budget.

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    Access to an advice line

    Any member of school staff can email or call and ask about any issues/best practice/guidance and get realistic, personalised advice, whether that's the librarian, teacher, bursar or Head.

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    Training

    Our combined offer of online and day courses, alongside the weekend course, means you can continue to develop throughout the year. Topics range from copyright to mental health, from behaviour management to supporting sixth form.

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    Publications

    Lively and practical; our publications are easily readable whether you’re new or experienced, on a range of topics and across all school stages. Whether its the Guidelines - an oversight of an issue with a few case studies - Riveting Reads or Voices they enable you to explore a topic in your own time.

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    Mentoring

    A mentoring service for anyone with responsibility for running the library. We match you to someone in a similar context to guide you through and provide ongoing support.

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    Regional Branches

    We support regional branches put on their own training days and run network events, bringing training to you, and ensuring a local support network. We also support networks for non-members.

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    Other Benefits

    Members also benefit from competitions, give-aways and discounts from publishers, and exclusive discount on other products including Amazing! Magazine, DLT magazines, The Literary Gift Company; as well as discounts off all SLA publications and training.

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We also:

    Advocacy and Engagement

    Have a significant voice at regional and national level, through advocacy and engagement.

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    Awards

    Run three Awards: the Information Book Award; the School Librarian of the Year and the Inspiration Award (for Library design). We also support the Pupil Library Assistant Award.

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Membership Options

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  • Why Join
    • General Newsletter
    • Member Newsletter
    • Access to advice line
    • Access to mentoring service
    • The School Librarian
    • Info @ Newsletter
    • Discount off Training
    • Discount off Publication
    • Local Network (where available)
    • Eligible to become Board Member
    • Price
    •  Non Member
    • General Newsletter
    • Member Newsletter
    • Access to advice line
    • Access to mentoring service
    • The School LibrarianIf purchased separately (£115 or 132€)
    • Info @ Newsletter
    • Discount off Training
    • Discount off Publication
    • Local Network (where available)
    • Eligible to become Board Member
    • Price
    •  Personal Member
    • General Newsletter
    • Member Newsletter
    • Access to advice line
    • Access to mentoring service
    • The School Librarian
    • Info @ Newsletter
    • Discount off Training
    • Discount off Publication
    • Local Network (where available)
    • Eligible to become Board Member
    • Price£89 (102€)Student & retired concessions available
    •  Organisational Member
    • General Newsletter
    • Member Newsletter
    • Access to advice line
    • Access to mentoring service
    • The School Librarian
    • Info @ Newsletter
    • Discount off Training
    • Discount off Publication
    • Local Network (where available)
    • Eligible to become Board Member
    • Price£89 (102€)Enables all staff to benefit

Our Membership leaflet

This leaflet outlines the benefits of becoming a member, so whether you want to inform your senior leadership team about what the SLA do, or you have a new colleague who’s unaware, or you just want to have something to reflect on later, 

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This leaflet includes a membership form.