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 President, Ms Carey Leahy & Brian Bahnisch Award recipient, Ms Margaret Spillman, Teacher-librarian - Mackay West State School

QSLA President, Ms Carey Leahy & Brian Bahnisch Award recipient, Ms Margaret Spillman, Teacher-librarian - Mackay West State School

Principal / School Leader of the Year Award
Principal Paula Goodwin - Our Lady’s College, Annerley

Queensland Teacher-librarian of the Year Award
Ms Narelle Keen, Teacher-Librarian – Pacific Lutheran College
Ms Debra McGhee, Teacher-Librarian – St Teresa's Catholic College

Highly Commended Teacher-librarian of the Year
Margy Heuschele, Teacher-Librarian - Concordia Lutheran College

QSLA Citation Award
University of Queensland Library Cyberschool team: Julie Oates,
Dianne Nibbs, Nicole Slinger & Marg Sloan-McDonald

Brian Bahnisch Award
Mackay West State School, Alligator Creek State School, Slade Point State School, Mirani State School, Walkerston State School, Mackay North State School, Mackay State High School, St Mary's Catholic School, Mackay Christian College, Fitzgerald State School, Eimeo Road State School, 
Mackay Regional Council, Howling Mouse Graphic Design, Bunnings Paget, 
Woolworths Ooralea, RSL Pioneer-Fitzroy-Highlands District Branch    

QSLA has negotiated a 10% EduTECH discount on any of the EduTECH congress or masterclass!

Use discount code ‘QSLA10’ to save on your EduTECH tickets today. 

EduTECH offers a dedicated congress for ALL librarians, see the Future Library Congress here. Find out who’s speaking and see the full agenda here:

QSLA Brisbane AGM and PD

Developing your Strategic Plan with Suzy Roden MBA, BHMS ed. When your brand is important, strategic thinking and planning are essential to achieving successful outcomes. In this session Suzy will help you to create a strategic plan that will drive your library forward and impress your school leadership team.
When: Saturday 11th March 2017
            8:45am to 9:00am QSLA Brisbane Subcommittee AGM
            9:00am to 12:00pm Why do you need a strategic plan and how do             you create one? Hands on session after morning tea. Full details in             the attached flyer
Where: The Library, Brisbane Boys’ College, Kensington Terrace, Toowong               QLD 4066
Cost:      QSLA Members $25.00, Non-members $30.00
RSVP:    8th March 2017 to Treasurer, Antonietta Neighbour  

BILBY - Children's Choice Awards
Nominations are now open - Invite children to
nominate their own "Book I Love Best'

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. Nominations are open until the end of March.  Click here for nomination information.