The SLA works on an ongoing basis to ensure school libraries are included in educational discussions, and recognised as part of the educational landscape. We know that school libraries can contribute to finding solutions for some of the most important issues facing education today - well-being of pupils and staff, literacy levels, the vocabulary gap, and cultural capital to name a few.
At certain times, we undertake a campaign to highlight something, this page is where they will be listed. Our focus at the moment is on the Great School Libraries campaign.
The campaign is a collaboration between CILIP, CILIP's SLG and the SLA. There is a working party chaired by Alison Tarrant (CEO of the SLA). The Campaign will last for three years, with the aim of bringing school libraries and librarians back to every school in the UK, but also by gathering data on the quality and quantity of school libraries that already exist, via a data collecting subgroup. The Campaign finishes in the summer of 2021.
We have three main aims: