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 through ASLA's commitment to :

  • High professional standards
  • Awareness of advances and changes in technology and the competence and ability to teach and use it
  • Effective, cooperative use of school resource services by the whole school community
  • Qualified teacher librarians with an image of excellence
  • Optimum use of the dual skills of teaching and librarianship


Let's celebrate the inaugural Australian School Library Day

24 August 2022 has been announced as the inaugural Australian School Library Day.

Click here for details and ways to celebrate.

New! Free online symposium series continues

ASLA has collaborated with 12 other leading associations joining together to advocate for the power and pleasure of literature in the development of literacy.

Thirteen Australian professional associations, organisations, foundations and councils, together representing thousands of English and literacy educators, authors, artists and community members, have collaborated to develop a series of online presentations that celebrate the power of literature and form a free Literature Symposium for 2022. The series begins in June and concludes in mid-November.

All presentations are online and FREE!  Details and registration

The ASLA symposiusm in this series - Paul Macdonald discussing the value of using high quality children's literature in education - was released on 3 August and is still available if you register for the series. 

22 July 2022: Alternative registration site: https://events.humanitix.com/2022-literature-symposium 


Connect with us

Australian School Library Association, Inc. | PO Box 9106, Deakin ACT 2600 | AUSTRALIA | email: asla@asla.org.au | tel. 0439 358 607 / +61 439 358 607

ABN: 13 949 313 604
ARBN: 141 262 866

ASLA acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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