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The School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV) is the Professional Body for School Libraries in Victoria. 


The School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV) offers a range of benefits to members.

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Full Day Conference - November 25 2022

8.30am to 3.30pm
Melbourne Entertainment and Conference Centre (MCEC)

The event will feature -

  • A Plus or D Minus? What do Australian Teens think of their School Libraries? -Dr Bronwyn Reddan, Professor Andrew Singleton, and Anne-Marie May (Deakin University)
  • Empowering Youth with Sustainable Literature - Dr Kasey Garrison, Charles Sturt University
  • Far out! Imagining The Future - Dr Lili Wilkinson
  • You Matter - Sue Hindle
  • Chloe Hooper and Sally Rippin in conversation with Kristin Gill
  • The SLAV 2022 Awards
  • And a trade exhibition including Readings Bookshop

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Reading Forum series


October 27 2022
The Community Room, The Abbotsford Convent
4:30pm - 6:15pm

In this, our last forum of our 2022 series, we are excited to be coming together at the Abbotsford Convent for a celebration or diversity and representation in fiction for young people.

Hilo series


Thursday November 3
4.00pm – 5.00pm

This session will consider free online tools. Specifically, tools that aid, support, or enrich any aspect of school library programming or operations. They must be free and openly available.

Speakers:  Camilla Elliott & Raffaela Grasso

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FYI: the journal for the information professional

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

The journal 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.

Deadlines for 2022

Autumn 2022 - Thursday March 24 2022

Winter 2022 - Thursday June 2 2022

Spring 2022 - Thursday August 25 2022

Summer 2023 - Thursday November 24 2022

Contact Mary Manning, Editor FYI, on fyi@slav.org.au to discuss your ideas.

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Synergy (ISSN 1448-5716) is published twice annually (May and October) by the School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV) . Synergy can be accessed here

Its aim is to bring to members a wider view of the world of school librarianship with particular emphasis on current research, directions and ideas in educational practice.

Deadlines for 2022

Issue One: April 1 2022

Issue Two: August 5 2022

Contact the editor, Dr Susan La Marca, to discuss your ideas - synergy@slav.org.au

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To be confident in having a say in the planning and design of your new or refurbished school library you need to be informed. To this end, SLAV is once again providing an opportunity to explore the possibilities and share...

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The School Library Association of Victoria acknowledges the support of the Department of Education Training Victoria, through the Strategic Partnerships Program.


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