QSLA is committed to ensuring the ongoing professional development of all staff in Queensland school libraries. To find out what professional development events are occurring throughout the year,  click on the Upcoming Events  page or visit our calendar

QSLA provides professional development through a range of state and local programs and initiatives, including:

  • locally focused professional development activities organised by subcommittees for members and other interested persons

  • state-wide initiatives arranged by the association’s main body for subcommittee participation.

Professional learning is available for the following topics:

  • Databases – creating a successful database program in your school

  • Embracing ICT in the classroom - creating meaningful learning experiences

  • Book trailers

  • State Library of Queensland databases and education services

  • Electronic resources for the Australian curriculum

  • Scootle – accessing Scootle, finding resources, learning paths and collaborative spaces

  • Copyright compliance for teachers

  • Australian curriculum and inquiry learning/information literacy

  • Copyright for librarians

  • Learning place

  • Digital resources

  • Advocacy in the community

  • Mobile technologies

  • Digital citizenship and cyber safety

  • Money matters

  • Overdrive and other eBook solutions for school libraries

  • Picture books and the Australian English curriculum

  • Literature for young adults

Digital Hubs Tour at SLQ

On the 18 May 2017, members of QSLA toured the Digital Hubs Exhibtion at the SLQ.  Click here for learning notes.

QSLA Conferences

SLAQ Conference 2014 / ILS@TSS
Event Date: 28/09/2014 to 30/09/2014
Theme: Embracing New Landscapes
Venue: The Southport School

SLAQ Conference 2012
Event Date: 03/07/2012 to 05/07/2012
Theme: Northern Escape - Connect, create, challenge
Venue: Cairns

SLAQ Conference 2010
Event Date: 27/09/2010 to 01/10/2010
Theme: Diversity Challenge Resilience - School libraries in action
Venue: Brisbane

SLAQ Conference 2008 
Event Date: 21/09/2008 to 23/09/2008
Theme: Take flight - Motivate Innovate Celebrate
Venue: Brisbane

SLAQ Conference 2006
Event Date: 24/09/2006 to 27/09/2006
Theme: Moving beyond - decisions and surprises
Venue: Mackay

SLAQ Conference 2004
Event Date: 29/06/2004 to 01/07/2004
Theme: Flagging the Future
Venue: Gold Coast