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 Awards - Nominations are now open for 2016!

Ms Megan Daly - Winner of 2015 QSLA Librarian of the Year

This is our biennial year once more, and that means it's time to recognise and encourage outstanding contributions and promote the profession of teacher-librarianship. Why not nominate someone near you who deserves a 'pat on the back' and is making a difference in our profession. 

There are 4 awards to be granted in 2016 including QSLA Citation, Brian Bahnisch, Queensland Teacher-Librarian of the Year and Queensland Principal / School Leader. All forms can be downloaded from our Awards page

The closing date for submission of your nomination is COB Friday 2 September 2016. Please send all completed nomination forms and enquiries to the Secretariat

The awards will be presented as part of the Creating Future Libraries Conference on Monday 17 October in Brisbane. Let's make 2016 a memorable year to celebrate.

Date Claimer “Creating Future Libraries”

ANNUAL NETWORK CONFERENCE (Teacher Librarian Professional Development Day). 

Date: Monday 17 October ( Student Free Day)
Venue: Queensland Academy of Science and Technology, 78 Bywong St Toowong
Cost: $110 inc GST (including lunch and afternoon tea)

More information about our Keynote Speaker for 2016 – Leigh Hobbs, Australian Children’s Laureate, can be found here. 

We are also calling for people to share a great learning idea. Below are some links to provide an idea of how this will work.:
Link 1 Great Learning Idea
Link 2 Great Learning Idea

We are seeking to share great learning/teaching/library idea/activity/resources. The Learner’s Playground will occur during the lunch break. You might have student work, a great technology idea, or a demonstration etc. that could be showcased in a trade fair type setting. Please contact Debbie Berger or Anne Weaver if you are interested in sharing with our library community. If you would like to volunteer, please email the people with a brief description of your activity. You might like to do this as a team, and it can be something, small or large, that you have found to be effective.

Anne - Anne.Weaver@ahs.qld.edu.au
Debbie - d.berger@canterbury.qld.edu.au

The plan for the day will be somewhat different this year as the Academy does not have a pupil free day. The pupil free day in October is likely to disappear for most schools with the changes to senior assessment, so further changes for this conference will need to happen accordingly.

Ipswich & Briz West

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network (Primary) – Special Meeting:  Friday 7 October, 2-3pm @ Ipswich Central Library
Brisbane West Moreton Teacher Librarian Network (Secondary) – Term 3 Meeting:  Thursday 11 August, 4pm @ St Mary’s College
Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network (Primary) – Term 4 Meeting:  Friday 21 October, 1pm
Ipswich StorySports Heats:  Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 November

Contact:  Anita McMillan for more info

FREE Code Club Teacher Training Day

This engaging professional development session will provide you with the skills and confidence to start a Code Club in your local context. The training will provide you with an overview of coding and give you the practical, hands-on skills to get started with coding using Scratch, HTML&CSS and Python.
Venue:  A B Paterson College, Gold Coast
Date:  19 October 2016
Bookings open now
Interested in hosting a teacher training day in your area?  Contact: 
Ian Wedlock

Brisbane Writers Festival

When:  7-11 September
Where:  State Library QLD
Featuring writers and thought-leaders from around the world.  For more information see Brisbane Writers Festival

Young Writers Award

Entries close Friday, 30 September for ages 15-25.  For more information see YWA