The Queensland School Library Association Inc. (QSLA) is committed to advocating for school libraries and emphasising their critical role within education. The work of the library staff goes far beyond just books. Library staff are vital to the development of students as lifelong learners.

Through the objectives of advocacy, communication, professional development and partnerships, QSLA aims to enhance and develop professional knowledge and skills amongst Queensland library staff and advocate the critical role these professionals play within the education sector.


QSLA Membership

Don't forget to renew your membership. If you require an invoice to generate payment, or if you are unsure of your membership status, please contact our Secretariat, Angie, via email.
Please kindly note that the password for the members section of our website will be changed this month prior to the 2017 AGM. 

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BILBY - Children's Choice Awards
VOTING is now open - Invite children to vote for the "Books I Love Best yearly"

The CBCA QLD Branch are again offering children the chance to have their say about what is the best book to read in 2017. Involving a child in their own award is one of the best ways to encourage them to read. Voting is open until September 15 2017.  Click here for voting information.


future libraries reference group annual conference - SAVE THE DATE!

Date: Friday 13 October 2017
Venue:  The Centenary Library, Anglican Church Grammar School, Oaklands Parade, East Brisbane QLD 4169
Cost: TBA

Keynote speakers: Rebecca Sparrow and Steve Francis

Information on how to book will be available in the coming weeks.


Narelle Oliver Memorial Library - Bhutan

To find out more information about this great cause, click here.


StoryArts Festival Ipswich - September 2017

One of the highlights of this year’s festival will be the Narelle Oliver Exhibition during the month of September.

The Festival will re-create Narelle's studio within the Ipswich Community Gallery for visitors to experience with artefacts, objects and art materials carefully selected from her studio to be on display. Augmented Reality elements will be used to ensure a fully immersive Arts experience. Large, to-scale images will be used as backdrops to recreate every aspect of Narelle’s studio as it was when creating her last book, I Want to be in a Book due out this year. 

Student Workshops were conducted in February to explore the printmaking techniques used by Narelle to create a series of art works. The children’s art is being transformed into a moving image projection and shown each night for two weeks of the exhibition on nearby exterior buildings.

We need your help to make this a reality and honour Narelle Oliver’s lifetime of work and dedication to the Arts. Help support the recreation of Narelle Oliver’s art studio, AR technology inclusion, materials and equipment for the moving image projection and materials and fees for workshop artists. We already have a RADF grant but need more funding, so have set up an Australia Cultural Fund campaign

All donations are tax-deductible.