Significant and Important News!

The School Libraries in South Australia 2019 Census has been released. It is the first ever comprehensive study of school library resourcing and staffing. Commissioned by SLASA, the Census surveyed South Australia's public, private and Catholic schools to better understand the links between library programs and critical skills including reading, digital and information literacy.
The results provide us with the most wide-ranging insight into staffing, facilities, collections and access and the culture of support in our school libraries.
Information, the Executive Summary and full Report are available at https://research.acer.edu.au/tll_misc/33/
The Fact Sheet is available:
Follow the release on the SLASA social media platforms, and like and share the information widely.
If you have any queries, please email slasa@slasa.asn.au

SLASA Mission and Vision

SLASA has a new Mission and Vision for 2020 and beyond.

Our Mission
To support and advocate for school libraries and school library staff.
To ensure every school learner has access to a well-resourced library with qualified staff.

Our Vision
SLASA continues to:
• be a strong advocate for school libraries and their importance to contemporary learning, and
• provide a dynamic professional community for school library staff including access to high quality professional learning, resources and informed research.

Membership and Subscriptions for 2021

The SLASA membership form 2021 and the Online Referencing Generator subscription forms (for schools outside South Australia) are available on the SLASA Membership page at http://www.slasa.asn.au/Membership/joinus.html.

Issues with access to the Online Referencing Generator:
If you see the message "The page you requested is only available to subscribers" then your membership/subscription has expired or you have used the wrong URL.
For renewal please refer to the Membership page.
For a check on your custom access URL please email org@slasa.asn.au.

Students Need School Libraries

Students Need School Libraries logo

SLASA is proud to be part of the coalition of school library associations active and involved in this campaign.

The campaign is working to ensure student access to high quality school library services. School libraries, and the qualified staff that run them, are vital for ensuring that all students are equipped with the research and literacy skills they need throughout their life. Our vision is to ensure that every student has access to a dynamic, well-resourced school library led by a qualified teacher librarian alongside qualified library staff.

To find out more visit the website at https://studentsneedschoollibraries.org.au/ .

SLASA Online Referencing Generator

SLASA Online Referencing Generator

Referencing is available in two versions: using the Harvard Author-Date System or using Modified APA style.

Junior (abridged), Middle and Senior levels
  • Creates citations for a comprehensive range of sources – copy & paste into bibliography
  • Rollover describes each element of the citation
  • Example of in-text reference for each source

The SLASA Online Referencing Generator is available only to subscribers.

The SLASA Membership page at http://www.slasa.asn.au/Membership/joinus.html has details and subscription forms for SA and non-SA subscriptions.

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Australian School Library Association (ASLA)


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