the Australian School Library Association
Its aim is to maximise opportunities for students to obtain independent lifelong learning and decision making skills through ASLA's commitment to :
ASLA is administered by a Board.
Membership to ASLA is available to Individuals; Schools K-!2; and Corporate Entities or through the relevant member association, each of which is an independent body, with its own administration and association membership status.
National standards and policies are collaboratively developed for school libraries and the teacher librarianship profession.
ASLA engages in advocacy and promotion and lobbying projects and activities on behalf of school libraries.
Professional learning events are conducted in collaboration with member associations and/or hosted by ASLA.
Research in the field of school libraries and teacher librarianship are negotiated with national research agencies.
Professional resource materials are published to promote the development of school libraries.
ASLA engages in national forums and alliances on behalf of the school library profession.
The Association is a non profit organisation for the promotion of school libraries and teacher librarianship in Australia. The objects of the Association are:
(b) to establish, review and maintain national standards and guidelines for school libraries to, through maintaining an awareness of state and national decisions regarding school relationships and providing advice to those bodies on all matters concerning school library resources services and teacher librarianship;
(c) to be a national authority in the field of school library resource services and teacher librarianship;
(d) to promote school libraries through research and publication.
By-law 1: Direct membership
The application fee is the first year's annual subscription. All existing members of ASLA Member Associations remain members of ASLA at the time the State/Territory association ceases to exist.
By-law 2: Association Membership
By-law 3: Elections
Dates and timeline for nominations and voting will be determined as part of the annual calendar to be approved at the final Board meeting for each year. Nominations and elections take place before the Annual General Meeting. Any nominator, nominee or elected officer must be a financial member of the Association. No person can hold more than one position on the Board.
By-law 4: Board
Any changes to the Board are by special resolution passed by Voting Members as part of any Constitutional amendment through an Annual General Meeting.
By-law 5: Project Teams
Project Teams may be formed for specific purposes that may be either short or long term. The Board determines the scope and terms of reference for each team. For short-term teams a proposal must be presented to the Board for consideration.
By-law 6: Meetings
The annual calendar of meetings, as approved by the Board, will be available to members via the website. Members will be notified of the meeting schedule via email.
By-law 7: Remunerated personnel
The Board shall determine the timeframe for the process.