ASLA Policies

Joint statement on Information literacy

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

Joint statement on library and information services

To achieve success for the school's learning and teaching program through the provision of exemplary library resources, programs and services. - MORE

Joint statement on school libraries and 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

Joint statement on school Library Resource Provision

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

Joint statement on school library funding

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

Joint statement on teacher librarians in Australia

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

Joint statement on teacher librarian qualifications

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


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

IFLA/UNESCO school library manifesto

Policy Statement - IFLA/UNESCO School Library Manifesto - 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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Standards of professional excellence for teacher librarians - MORE

Workplace Health and Safety

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