ASLA Policies


ASLA does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation in any of its activities or operations. - MORE

Bill of rights

School libraries are concerned with generating understanding of freedom and with the preservation of this freedom through the development of informed and responsible citizens. - MORE

Guided inquiry and the curriculum

To adopt the Guided Inquiry approach to teaching and learning helps students to construct meaning, think creatively and solve problems. - MORE

IFLA/UNESCO school library manifesto

Policy Statement - IFLA/UNESCO School Library Manifesto - MORE

Information literacy

To describe what is information literacy in the context of an information literate school community. - MORE

Joint statement on school libraries and teacher librarians

In an increasingly information- and knowledge-based age, one of the many elements of a world class education for all Australian students is access to high quality modern library services through the provision of professionally staffed 21st century school libraries. - MORE

Policy development manual

The aim of A Manual for Developing Policies and Procedures in Australian School Library Resource Centres sets out how to develop the policies and document the procedures that are essential for exemplary management practices. - MORE


In handling your personal information, the Australian School Library Association Incorporated (ASLA) is committed to complying with the Privacy Act 1988 and the National Privacy Principles (NPP). - MORE

Professional Learning

ASLA is committed to supporting high quality, relevant professional development for the teacher librarianship profession in Australia that addresses the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. 
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Resource based learning curriculum

To adopt the resource based learning approach ensures resources enhance the teaching and learning outcomes of the learners. - MORE

School libraries Australia

The school library is a vital teaching and learning environment in the school community. The school library and its staff are integral to empowering students to become independent lifelong learners. Student learning outcomes are enhanced through the teacher librarian’s acquisition and organisation of information resources, the dissemination and circulation of learning materials and collaboratively planned programs to integrate information and digital literacy. - MORE

School libraries ICT

To describe the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in school libraries and their impact on the delivery and use of information and communication services. - MORE

School library funding

To fulfil the school’s teaching and learning goals the school library needs to be well funded and appropriately resourced. - MORE

School library information services

To advocate for library and information resources, programs and services in schools. - MORE

School library resource provision

To ensure resource provision is an effective and integral part of curriculum development to support the school’s vision and objectives. - MORE


Standards of professional excellence for teacher librarians - MORE

Teacher librarians Australia

To describe and promote the role of teacher librarians. - MORE

Teacher librarian qualifications

To emphasise the importance of qualifications for a teacher librarian. - MORE


ASLA believes that the promotion of a safe working and learning environment for its members is an important part of its responsibilities.  - MORE