Statement on expansion of DEIS

Statement from the School Libraries Group: The School Library Group of the Library Association of Ireland notes with disappointment that the March 9th announcement by the Minister for Education on the expansion of DEIS supports to further schools has once again failed to deliver on the 2005 DEIS Action Plan commitment to expand the JCSP…

Welcome to new Chair, Kathleen Moran!

It’s certainly been a year of change for the School Libraries Group. Our SLARI Chair, Hazel Scanlon retired from the helm at the time we changed over from SLARI to the School Libraries Group. Doreen Lundon became the first Chair of the SLG when we became official, having previously held the position of SLARI Secretary.…

November Conference 2019

Inspiration Literacy: Inquiry Based Learning in the School Library This conference took place in November 2019.

November Conference 2018

This conference took place in November 2018. Our conference on Friday 16th November at Blackrock College, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, is called The School Library: Reaching out to our Communities. The conference features short presentations from school librarians on collaborating with their school communities, and contributions from book shops, Children’s Books Ireland, the Irish Film Institute…

SLARI AGM – April 20th 2018

All are welcome to attend this important AGM as we will be looking to fill a number of executive and committee posts. A strong committee is our best guarantee for a strong SLARI and a group that can work to achieve our policy statements. Hope to see you there!

Juno Dawson talks …. identity and inclusion in the school library

This conference took place in April 2018. Our conference with Juno Dawson will be held in the National Library Kildare St. on April 20th. Make sure to book your place for what should be a terrific talk from the fantastic YA and mental health author Juno Dawson. SLARI April Conference 2018 Booking Form

GRA – 2018

We had a great morning in Gonzaga College as the guests of their librarian Siobhan McNamara who had organized a fantastic event for our 2018 Great Reads Awards. The large auditorium was nearly full. We had a number of authors who had made the time to come along, Helen Donohoe, Paul Gamble, Laurence Anholt (who…

Let’s Be Well – Feedback

Our November conference was well attended and seemed to hit the right notes for those who attended based on the very positive feedback. Lorraine Marrey did a great job in preparing the feedback form and in collating the information. Most found the venue and catering very suitable and we are very happy that the speakers…

November Conference – Let’s Be Well

This conference took place in November 2017. The November conference is to be held in the National Library on the morning of the 24th. Our main speaker will be from Jigsaw, an organisation that specialises in helping teenagers deal with the pressures of modern day living and staying mentally healthy. They will be giving us…


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