Officers and Committee


Joseph Peelo, JCSP Librarian, Kylemore College, Kylemore Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10

E-mail: chairperson@slari.ie


Siobhain Boyce, JCSP Librarian, CBS James Street, Basin Lane, Dublin 8

E-mail: secretary@slari.ie


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

E-mail: treasurer@slari.ie

Other SLARI Committee Members

  • Mairead Duggan, JCSP Librarian, Mount Carmel Secondary School, King’s Inns Street, Dublin 1
  • Ciara Flannery, School Librarian, Holy Child Killiney, Military Road, Killiney, Co. Dublin
  • Joan Kelly, School Librarian, The King’s Hospital, Palmerstown, Dublin 20
  • Sarah Mc Allister, JCSP Librarian, Mount Seskin Community College, Jobstown, Tallaght, Dublin 24
  • Doreen Lundon, School Librarian, Our Lady’s School, Templeogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W
  • Lorraine Marrey, Manager, Creative Arts and Digital Learning Centre, Blackrock College, Rock Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin


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