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FYI: the journal for the information professional

FYI  is the quarterly print publication from the School Library Association of Victoria.

It aims to provide informative articles on a range of topics that are discussed and set by its Editorial Committee annually. The topics are chosen for their relevance to current issues which concern teacher-librarians, both secondary and primary in public and private schools. The topics range from technology to literature; from teaching students the information skills they will need in the twenty-first century to developing in students the skills and desire to become lifelong readers.

The style and tone of the articles is often practical, coming from people in the field. Practising teacher-librarians are often the contributors, writing about what they are doing in their own libraries.

The editor is responsible for searching out potential contributors, often with help from the members of the Editorial Committee and the Committee of Management.

Articles are usually between 800-1500 words.

FYI is also a forum for collegiality, for example, with tributes to retiring members or focus pieces on a branch or individual. A new feature which will ask for a brief reader comment on a particular topic, aims to encourage a broader range of SLAV members to become contributors.

FYI is also where members connect with the Executive Officer and the President via their regular reports and where the news of the latest and upcoming professional opportunities are to be found.

FYI is posted to all members in a print format. Since the beginning of 2020 it has also been provided in a digital format.


In the members only area of the SLAV website (login button at the top of this website home page) you can access PDF versions of the FYI archive up to 2020. 

From issue 1 2020 FYI is available in a digital format on its own website.  You can find the website URL and password details in the members only area of the website and it is regularly listed in the member enewsletters. 

Editorial Committee

FYI Editor  – Mary Manning –

  • Alida Galati
  • Lena Hume-Twining
  • Karen Malbon
  • Aimee Murphy
  • Bianca Oder
  • Sue Osborne
  • Chloe Powell
  • Ashley Ratcliffe
  • Shirley Wong

2024 Dates

Contributions are invited for the next issue of FYI. Exciting things are happening with our wonderful journal, FYI. So why not be a part of it? Tell us about a project or program that is making a difference at your school. Snippets, suggestions and articles welcome.

Contact Mary Manning, Editor FYI on to discuss your ideas.

Due dates for articles:

    • Autumn 2024 - Thursday March 21, 2024
    • Winter 2024 - Thursday May 30, 2024
    • Spring 2024 - Thursday August 22, 2024
    • Summer 2025 - Thursday November 21, 2024


School Library Association of Victoria

Date published:

Current issue Published:Summer 2021.

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