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Membership of a professional association can boost your professional profile.


Australian School Library Association


The Australian School Library Association (ASLA) is the national authority, the peak forum in the field of teacher librarianship and school library resource services.

Its aim is to maximise opportunities for students to obtain independent lifelong learning and decision-making skills. 

Queensland School Library Association

The Queensland School Library Association Inc. (QSLA) is committed to advocating for school libraries and emphasising their critical role within education. The work of the library staff goes far beyond just books. Library staff are vital to the development of students as lifelong learners.

Australian Library and Information Association

The Australian Library and Information Association is the national professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector.

Membership of ALIA is open to everyone: library and information professionals, professionals from other disciplines, people working in the sector, people who share our values, libraries, library suppliers and other stakeholders. We welcome anyone with an interest in libraries and information management

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Established in the Uk in 1927, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions has become the global voice of the library and information profession.

IFLA advocates for libraries, creates connected library communities and drives the development of libraries and library services through sharing information, animating communities of practice and develops standards and guidelines.

School Library Association

The SLA works towards all schools in the UK having their own (or shared) staffed library to help all children and young people fulfil their potential. They provide training and access to resources to support the running of school libraries and the continuing development of all staff, as well as advocating for and allowing other educational staff to maximise their understanding and use of school libraries.


School Library Association of Victoria 

The School Library Association of Victoria offers dynamic and inspiring opportunities for teacher-librarians and library teams to build their essential role in engaging and developing lifelong learners.

Western Australian School Library Association
The Western Australian School Library Association (WASLA) supports teacher librarians and school library staff across Western Australia.

Their key focus areas are providing professional development and networking opportunities to all School Library staff, providing key research within the information services sector, and advocating for library staff.

ALIA Schools

ALIA Schools promotes the interests of school libraries and teacher librarians, provides opportunities for professional development, lobbies for school libraries with state and local groups, liaises with other groups, identifies and analyses current trends in teacher librarianship, and maintains the profile of teacher librarianship within ALIA.



Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

CILIP is the UK library and information association. They support, unite and develop information professionals and librarians - the people who help the world make better decisions.

Their mission is to put library and information skills and professional values at the heart of an equal, democratic and prosperous society.

American Association of School Libraries
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is the only national professional membership organization focused on school librarians and the school library community. AASL has more than 7,000 members and serves school librarians in the United States, Canada, and around the world. A wealth of information on the website


School Library Association of NSW


SLANSW’s mission is to promote the professional interests of teacher librarians and support staff in school libraries to equip students to become digital citizens and lifelong learners.

Association of Independent School Libraries in Western Australia
The Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia (AISWA) is a committee that was formed to assist, promote and strengthen Independent School Libraries within Western Australia.

They provide support to school library staff sharing information relevant to independent school libraries, providing professional learning opportunities, and liaising with other professional bodies.

International Association of School Librarianship

IASL provide an international forum for people interested in promoting effective school library programs as viable instruments in the educational process. IASL also provides guidance and advice for the development of school library programs and the school library profession. IASL works in cooperation with other professional associations and agencies.

School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa

The School Library Association of New Zealand membership is made up of school and public library staff, National Library staff, teachers, principals, publishers, booksellers, and library-related solution providers. SLANZA provides a national voice for school library teams, advocates for the critical role of school libraries and provides professional development opportunities through conferences, network meetings and their magazine ‘Collected.’

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