ABOUT US

Officers and Committee

Chairperson

Hazel Scanlon, School Librarian, Mount Sackville Secondary School, Chapelizod, Dublin 20

E-mail: chairperson@slari.ie

Secretary

Doreen Lundon, JCSP Librarian, Mount Seskin Community College, Jobstown, Tallaght, Dublin 24

E-mail: secretary@slari.ie

Treasurer

Annie Brady, JCSP Librarian, St Paul’s CBS , Brunswick Street, Dublin 7

E-mail: treasurer@slari.ie

Other SLARI Committee Members

  • Joan Kelly, School Librarian, The King’s Hospital, Palmerstown, Dublin 20
  • Katie Dickson, School Librarian, St. Dominic’s College, Cabra, Dublin 7
  • Penny Wiggle, School Librarian, The High School, Danum, Zion Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6
  • Linda Kerr, JCSP Librarian, Mount Carmel Secondary School, King’s Inns St, Rotunda, Dublin 1
  • Neasa McHale, JCSP Librarian, Riversdale Community College, Blanchardstown Rd N, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Background

The School Library Association in the Republic of Ireland (hereafter referred to as SLARI) is a voluntary organisation. SLARI was set up in 1995 as a branch of the UK based School Library Association. It was ratified as a national branch of SLA in 2001. SLARI offers support and information to all those involved in school libraries at both primary and post-primary level.

SLARI Policy

In 2004, SLARI produced the policy statement “The School Library in the 21st Century: an Agenda for Change”. SLARI has called for:

  • the establishment of a comprehensive system of school libraries throughout Ireland
  • ongoing public funding to support a high standard of school library provision
  • access to the services of a professionally qualified librarian for all primary and post-primary schools

In 2016, our new policy was ratified: SLARI POLICY STATEMENT 2016

SLARI CONSTITUTION: Read here