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Mission Statement

The School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV) is the Peak Professional Body for School Libraries in Victoria. As the peak professional body, SLAV offers dynamic, inspiring opportunities for teacher-librarians, librarians and library teams to build their essential role in engaging and developing lifelong learners.


The purposes of the association are: 

  • To encourage the establishment of acceptable standards for school libraries.
  • To encourage acceptable standards in librarianship amongst persons engaged in school library work.
  • To promote the role of the school library in education and lifelong learning.
  • To promote best practice in the administration of school libraries.
  • To encourage discussion and research of all aspects of school libraries.
  • To liaise and support people and groups with like-minded goals.

(As defined in the Rules of Association Adopted by SLAV Council 20 July 2013)


The School Library Association of Victoria’s governance and rules abide by the CONSUMER AFFAIRS VICTORIA: Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012. The Rules of Association can be found at:  http://www.consumer.vic.gov.au

SLAV promotes

  • Leadership: Enhancing awareness of global educational research, innovation and best practice in school libraries.
  • Advocacy: Articulating the role of the school library as a partner in the learning and teaching process.
  • Collegiality: Connecting members through a local and a state-wide network and community. We have 20 regional branches and all members have a voice through these branches and their regular meetings on SLAV council.
FYI: the journal for the information professional. FYI is the quarterly print publication from the School Library Association of Victoria.
Synergy (ISSN 1448-5716) is published twice annually (May and October) by the School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV).

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