Our Team

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 team in SLA HQ (based in Swindon) are then responsible for implementing the plan, and the day to day management of the charity. 

The President and Patrons help spread the message about the SLA and our aims. 

The President

The role of the President is to promote and support the SLA.

Chris Riddell OBE is President 2017-2020. Chris was the 2015-2017 UK Children’s Laureate and is a British illustrator, artist, children’s writer and political cartoonist for The Observer. He has won three Kate Greenaway Medals, the British librarian’s annual award for the best-illustrated children’s book. 

Some of his other work for Macmillan includes children’s books; The Emperor of Absurdia, and bestselling series Goth Girl. Chris lives in Brighton with his family. He can often be found on Twitter and Facebook broadcasting utterly mesmerising live drawing sessions. 

The Board are central to the running of the SLA.

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