About School Libraries

Wondering how to promote the role of the school library, to your principal, parents, staff and wider community? Here are some ideas for you. Identified are ten (10) excellent ways that school libraries can make a difference 

Download the A3 poster and A4 handout that describe how school libraries power high performance schools. 

Joint statement on school libraries

In September 2021, ALIA co-signed a statement which calls on the Australian Government to ensure equitable access to appropriately funded and well-resourced school libraries. ALIA signed this statement alongside the Australian School Library Association (ASLA) and the Australian Education Union (AEU). 

Australian Coalition of School libraries

The Australian Coalition for School Libraries (ACSL) is a sector committee of ALIA and advises the ALIA Board on policy for the school library sector and has a highly active role in school library advocacy and campaigns.
ACSL provides a united and professional voice to advocate for Australian school libraries and school library staff. The coalition comprises representatives from the state-based school library associations and the Australian School Library Association.

ACSL Page including resources and sector links


Promoting your school library

This short promotional film, developed by ALIA Schools, is for principals, school communities, teacher librarians, library staff and teachers. The film gives an overview of the exciting role that school libraries and teacher librarians can play by contributing to student success in learning in both primary and secondary school settings. It is evident that student enthusiasm and interest guarantees an ongoing role for the school library.

Five key stakeholders have been targeted as the audience for this film. To assist in promotion of the role of the school library and the teacher librarian the following resources can be of use:

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