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. School staff and children should have access to a wide and varied range of resources and have the support of an expert guide in reading, research, media and information literacy.

We 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.

While our core purpose is ensuring every child has the best education possible, we support the support staff who deliver this – who are usually isolated, can be unsupported and overlooked. We endeavour to bring everyone interested in reading, school libraries and learning together.