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The School Librarian

About 'The School Librarian'

The School Librarian (ISSN 0036-6595) is the journal of the School Library Association, published quarterly. Free to members, it comes with our quarterly newsletter, info[at]sla.

Each issue contains articles, regular features, reviews of new books - fiction and non-fiction - and reviews of apps, websites and other media in a special section, SLA Digital (formerly ict[at]sla).

Current Issue

TSL 65-3 CoverVolume 65, Number 3, Autumn 2017
  • Features Editorial
  • Ten Minutes With... Chris Riddell: Q&A
    Barbara Band
  • Lightbulb Moments: Powered By Librarians
    Barbara Band
  • Embedding Reading for Pleasure in the KS3 Curriculum
    Samantha Dawkins and Joanna Whitehouse
  • Is Your Library Team Diverse and Inclusive?
    Helen Swinyard
  • The SLA/CILIP SLG Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award
    Dawn Finch
  • Library Competitions! Are they worth the effort?
    Susan Smith
  • 'The Sympathetic Mind': Celebrating local stories
    Charlotte Weatherley
  • Library Home Visitor Project: Enjoyable Routines
    Rhiannon Cook
  • SLA Digital
    (SLA Digital Reviews are available online to SLA Members)
  • Book Reviews:
    (A complete index of the reviews in this issue is available)
    • Reviews editorial
    • Under Eight
    • Eight to Twelve
    • Poetry and Plays
    • Twelve to Sixteen
    • Sixteen to Nineteen
    • Professional

Previous Issues

Details of issues of The School Librarian dating back to 2005 can be found on our Previous Issues page.

Sample Issue

Prospective members of the SLA can download a free sample of The School Librarian in PDF format.

TSL 62-1 SAMPLE

PDF file, 8 MB

Requires Adobe Reader

Editorial Information

Editorial Contributions

Contributions for feature articles and other editorial items should be sent to the Features Editor:

Articles for consideration are always welcome. The Features Editor is happy to receive enquiries from potential contributors and will be pleased to supply information about presentation.

Books for Review

Books for review should be sent by post to the Reviews Editor:

  • Joy Court
    8 Lynmouth Drive
    Gilmorton
    Lutterworth
    Leicestershire
    LE17 5PG
    E-mail: joy[at]sla.org.uk

The Reviews Editor is always interested to hear from people willing to join the SLA's panel of book reviewers.

Weblinks, Apps and Digital Media for Review

Weblinks, apps and all other digital media for review should be sent or emailed to the SLA Digital editor please:

  • Bev Humphrey
    Literacy & Technology Consultant
    15 The Boulevard
    Greenhithe
    Kent
    DA9 9GT
    E-mail: digital[at]sla.org.uk

The editor is always interested to hear from people willing to help compile reviews for the ict[at]SLA section.

Advertising

For a media pack and further information on advertising in The School Librarian, please contact our sales agent:

  • Space Marketing, 10 Clayfield Mews, Newcomen Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9PA
    Tel: 01892 677740
    Fax: 01892 677743
    E-mail: sales[at]spacemarketing.co.uk

Institutional Subscribers

For non-members of the SLA, an annual institutional subscription to The School Librarian journal (ISSN 0036-6595) is available direct from the Association or through subscription agencies.

The subscription rate for the calendar year 2018 is £115.00 (plus a delivery charge of £12.00 to delivery addresses outside the European Union).

Please contact the SLA office for further information.

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