Every year, IASL gathers information on school libraries, school and teacher
librarians and school librarianship in general from countries all over the
world. This helps us to understand each other better, to learn from each
other and... to know what the important developments, issues and worries
are in the respective countries.
This information is presented at the Assembly of Associations at the annual
conference (this year in Taipei).
Please provide us with information on your country and write a report. More
information can be found in the text below from Judy O'Connell, Vice-President
Associations Relations of IASL.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Judy or me.
With kind regards,
Lourense H. Das
(0) 475 453997
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It is now time to think about taking part in the IASL Assembly of Associations!
You may do this by submitting a report for inclusion in the Communiqué, and
by attending the Assembly while you are at the conference in Taipei, Taiwan
16-20 July 2007. This is a wonderful opportunity to share ideas and learn
about developments and initiatives around the world.
Details for the Assembly and the Communiqué can be found on the School Libraries
Online website at http://www.iasl-slo.org/communique-info.html
For your information, the Assembly of Association Communiqué for 2006 is
located on the website at http://www.iasl-slo.org/assofass2006.html
The Assembly of Associations provides an opportunity for review of school
librarianship in member countries and areas. The Executive summary of all
Reports attempts to highlight key issues arising in reports from member associations.
We will also have the opportunity to listen to invited
speakers on topics of interest, and to engage in an open discussion to assist
dialogue and to establish mutual support networks and ways of
addressing challenges faced by member Associations.
The Assembly of Associations Communiqué is a record of member association's
annual reports on local developments in School Librarianship. The purpose
the Communiqué is to provide an indication of the global state of school
librarianship and learning. An Executive Summary highlights effective
policies, strategies, projects and publications, and makes recommendations
for action. The Communiqué may be used as a tool for planning.
Please consider providing a report! You are asked to follow the IASL Report
Template for Association Communications which you will find at
Reports must be forwarded on or before May 30 by email to the IASL Secretariat
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or by post to IASL SECRETARIAT, Karen Bonanno,
PO Box 83, Zillmere, Queensland 4034, Australia .
I am happy to answer any questions, and look forward to hearing from you
Education Officer – Library & Web 2.0
Catholic Education Office
Diocese of Parramatta NSW 1750
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Vice President - Association Relations
International Association of School Librarianship