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48th Annual IASL Conference

The 48th IASL Annual Conference and the 23rd International Forum on Research on School Librarianship will convene 21-25 October 2019 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, hosted by the Croatian Association of School Librarians. 

"Convergence, Empowering, Transformation: School Libraries" is the 2019 Conference theme. Learn more at the conference website:

Registration is now open at, with Early Bird rates through 1 June and regular rates from 2 June to 1 October 2019.

2020 International Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference

June 8-12, 2020
Denton, Texas

Conference Website:

Where in the world are IASL members?

Check out our map, showing the countries in which we have members. There are more than you might think! 

School Libraries Worldwide: Call for Proposals

Workshop on 'Implementing the IFLA School Library Guidelines' 
The IASL / IFLA Joint Committee has developed a workshop based on the IFLA School Library Guidelines, 2nd edition. Its Introduction and 6 Modules are free to use and can be adapted to local needs. Download at the IFLA-School Libraries Section page.

Librarians and Educators Collaborating for Success: The International Perspective

A book edited by Marcia A. Mardis. Librarians and teachers worldwide are devising collaborations that boost student achievement—best practices that could be successfully emulated in your library or school.

IASL is a partner for the Global Media and Information Literacy Week, which is led by UNESCO. This partnership aims to raise awareness about the importance of media and information literacy.

Support-A-Member (SAM) applications will now be accepted throughout the year! The SAM program is designed to make it possible for school librarians, teacher-librarians, library assistants, and others interested in school library service living in IASL Zone C countries to belong to IASL. Funded through the generosity of IASL members, this membership is granted for a two year term. Learn more about how to apply for the award here.

Latest IASL Newsletter, Volume 48, Issue 3; July 2019Members: log in to view Newsletter articles.

Window On the World (WOW) of School Libraries: Through this project, we are hoping to build a more global perspective on the state of school libraries throughout the world. WOW has two main elements:

1. School library country profiles of 230 countries, full access available for members now. Click here to access the country profiles.
2. A gallery of school library images. 

Contribute to our gallery today! Click here to view guidelines and directions for submissions.

IASL Brochure: Click the following links to download and share the latest version of IASL's brochure: A4 format, US Letter format. Have you ever been interested in joining IASL? See the benefits in this A4 format and US Letter format. We now have a version of the postcard translated into Turkish

IASL Listserv - Members: Your new listserv is here! Click here for detailed instructions on how to use it.

IASL Member Forum - Members: Log in, then Click here to access the forum. This forum is exclusively for IASL members to interact with one another on a virtual platform. We encourage you to create constructive discussions by sharing information, insight, and ideas with your fellow members. Don't forget to subscribe to the forum's daily updates!

IASL is an official sponsor of Global MIL Week 2018.

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