Special Interest Groups (SIGs) give members with similar and particular professional interests in school librarianship the opportunity to exchange ideas and be informed about current developments in an area of topical interest.
Through the SIGs, members have a topical forum for coordinating efforts and sharing practical and theoretical knowledge, discussing and debating professional experiences and issues, sharing information resources to support their professional endeavours, and sharing, developing and implementing strategies at local, national, and international levels.
Membership of a SIG is only open to IASL members.
Members should consider participating in at least one group. Involvement in about three groups is a suggested limit for all except those who have enormous time and energy. It is better to be active in a few groups rather than be a lurker in many.
The SIGs provide an important basis for ongoing discussions throughout the year. The IASL Annual Conferences will further provide opportunities for SIGs to meet on a personal basis. Members of each SIG will contribute to organising conference-related activities such as workshops and presentations and other meetings. To this end, meetings of SIGs will be scheduled as part of each IASL Conference. This is an important opportunity for members of SIGs to meet face-to-face, and to put plans and ideas together for the forthcoming year.
The Special Interest Groups are as follows. Each SIG web page has the contact details of the Coordinator and a brief description of the SIG's activities:
VP, Association Relations