Synergy (ISSN 1448-5716) is published twice annually (May and October) by the School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV) . The current issue of Synergy can be accessed via the Members Only section of this Website. To login go to 

Its aim is to bring to members a wider view of the world of school librarianship with particular emphasis on current research, directions and ideas in educational practice.

Up until 2104 the journal was for members only. As of 2014 only the most recent issue will be for members only, and all earlier issues will be available online to all readers. SLAV recognises its role in sharing information in a collegiate manner and recognises that the content of Synergy will be of interest to others in the profession beyond the association.

Synergy is recognised as a partially refereed journal. That is, only those articles acknowledged in the journal as such have been part of the referee process. Synergy appears on the Register of Refereed Journals of the Research Programs and Policies Unit of the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training (2006). By providing both refereed articles and general material from within the teacher-librarianship community within Synergy, the journal hopes to bring quality research and discussion to the field whilst also publishing practical, timely and detailed material. Synergy also has a focus on providing in-depth reviews of recent publications of relevance to the profession.


Members are invited to consider contributing to Synergy by either writing for it themselves or suggesting relevant commentators we should approach for inclusion of their work.
Feedback is also welcome for the Interactions section of the journal. This can be a response to a particular piece or a considered comment on an issue of relevance. Ideas and any possible future input are invited, as are thoughts about the journal’s content or direction.

Contributors wishing to have their article proceed through the referee process must supply their article to the editor at least three months before the deadline for the issue in which it is to appear. All refereed articles will be blind refereed by at least two referees. Referees are appointed from amongst the Editorial Board of Synergy and from amongst others with relevant experience within the profession of teacher-librarianship. Articles that have been refereed will be duly acknowledged in Synergy when published. Contact: 

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Item detail:

Editorial Board Dr Susan Boyce; Camilla Elliott; Associate Professor Philip Hider; Dr Susan La Marca (Editor); Mary Manning; Pam Remington-Lane; Dianne Ruffles; Dr Ross Todd; Cindy Tschernitz; Dr Robin Zeidler; Deadlines for 2014: Volume 12, Number 1 - 4th April 2014 (online in May);Volume 12, Number 2 - 8th August 2014 (online in October)

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