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Membership of SLAV comes with the following benefits

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The SLAV Secretariat – offers both individual assistance to members and a first point of contact for state government, parents, principals and other teacher associations on school library issues.

Professional Learning

  • A range of conferences, masterclasses, forums and workshops, both face-to-face and online, offer examples of best practice to all members of the library team
  • Our member journal FYI four times a year
  • Our online research based journal Synergy twice a year
  • An outstanding network of branches offer local support and advice


  • Substantial discounts for professional development activities

Professional Acknowledgement

  • Recognised and supported by the Department of Education & Training: Victoria (DET) & Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as a recognised provider of professional learning.

Professional Representation

  • With the Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) (APTA) which provides a national voice for over 120,000 teachers across all sectors through SLAV’s representation on the Council of Professional Teacher Association of Victoria (CPTAV).


  • Local, national and international with like-minded organisations and key stakeholders, such as:
  • Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA)
  • State Library of Victoria (SLV)
  • Education Services Australia (ESA) and SCIS
  • National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and the
  • Department of Education and Training (DET).
  • SLAV is a partner association of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) which entitles SLAV members to access to the IASL members-only website area, newsletters etc. Through this partnership, and active cooperation with the international community, SLAV fosters international connections that facilitate access to global educational research, innovation and best practice in school libraries.
  • SLAV has collaborative working relationships with a range of tertiary institutions that offer training to those who work in school libraries at all levels.


    2020 Student membership $120
    2020 Retired membership $120
    2020 Personal membership $170

    Fees  –  MEMBERSHIP

    2020 SLAV Associate membership (Interstate/International) $120
     2020 SLAV Corporate membership (incl. 2 copies FYI) $280


    Fees  – PRIMARY SCHOOL membership

    2020 Primary school only $170


    2020 Schools with less than 500 students $170
    2020 Schools with 500-1000 students $280
    2020 Schools with 1001-1500 students $365
    2020 Schools with 1501-2000 students $475
    2020 School with 2001+ students $550

    All prices are inclusive of GST. 

    For Membership enquires contact the SLAV secretariat or phone: 0477 439 593.

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    FYI: the journal for the information professional. FYI is the quarterly print publication from the School Library Association of Victoria.
    Synergy (ISSN 1448-5716) is published twice annually (May and October) by the School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV).

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