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Professional Learning 

SLASA run a number of events throughout the year to benefit our members and support the Professional Development of all staff working in a school library setting. 

Our goal is to:

  • Ensure that Teacher librarians’ and other library staff professional standing and qualifications are promoted and strengthened.
  • Provide relevant professional learning opportunities for school library staff.
  • Find suitable pathways for improvement in qualifications for those wishing to work in school libraries are encouraged and established.
  • Promote relevant professional learning offered by other organisations.
  • Ensure that SLASA members are supported to participate in and offer professional learning.

Upcoming events

    • 22 May 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Education Development Centre | 4 Milner St, Hindmarsh SA 5007
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    Bestselling Australian author Tristan Bancks (Two Wolves, The Fall, Detention, Cop & Robber, Scar Town) shares ways teachers and library staff can engage students with reading and writing, providing them with practical strategies that they can apply in their classroom/library.

    He will share his use of technology to inspire kids and teens to read and write. Over the past two years Tristan has been working with Apple Education and Queensland University of Technology to create a community of practice, placing his Young Writers’ Story School online video writing workshop into hundreds of classrooms across Australia and New Zealand and offering the teachers regular PD sessions and a community platform.

    The program draws on the latest technology from audio and video to online maps and augmented reality to bring communication to life for students. In this session, Tristan shares the often-surprising discoveries made through this program and from over 100 school visits a year on new ways for students to engage with reading and writing and build self-esteem. More on Tristan at

    Tea and coffee on arrival with a light supper during the event.


    • 21 Jun 2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • 22 Jun 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • University of South Australia - City West Campus
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    The School Library Association and The Children’s Book Council South Australian Chapter have organised their next dynamic conference around the themes of  "Captivate, Connect, Curate",  to be held  at the UniSA City West Campus in June. This gathering will bring together leaders, innovators, and visionaries from various fields to explore and engage with the three pivotal themes.

    focuses on reading engagement and literature

    focuses on information literacy, research skills and use of non fiction.

    focuses on Library management, curation of sources and creation of library displays.

    The UniSA City West Campus, with its state-of-the-art facilities and inspiring atmosphere, provides the perfect backdrop for this intellectually stimulating and highly practical event. Join us in June for an enriching experience that promises to captivate your mind, foster meaningful connections, and empower you to curate knowledge for a brighter future.

    View the full conference program here

    Registration closes 14th June 2024 unless sold out prior.

    Looking to to continue the fun and networking after the daily sessions are done? Join us at the conference dinner!

    Buy dinner tickets here

    • 21 Jun 2024
    • 6:30 PM
    • Jarmer’s Kitchen | 18 Park Terrace, Bowden SA 5007
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