We believe that every school in Ireland should be provided with resources for a school library run by a qualified librarian, where each school child will have guided access to a wide and diverse range of material for pleasure reading, research, learning and literacy.
The LAI School Libraries Group has evolved from what was the School Library Association in the Republic of Ireland (SLARI). SLARI was a branch of the UK School Library Association from 2000 to 2021. SLARI was officially dissolved in June 2021, and the LAI School Libraries Group was formed.
Our purpose in representing School Librarians as a whole:
Chair: Kathleen Moran, Senior Project Librarian,JCSP Library Project
Secretary: Andrea Dillon, Blackrock College,
Treasurer: Robin Stewart, JCSP Librarian, Marino College,
GRA Co-ordinator: Aileen Ivory, Loreto on the Green
Social Media: Linda Kerr, JCSP Librarian, Killinarden Community School,
Teresa Curtin, St. Joseph of Cluny Secondary School,
Jane O’Loughlin, Clongowes Wood College S.J.,
Martina Boyle, North Wicklow Educate Together Secondary School,
Brian Hegarty, The Teresian School,
Jean Henefer, JCSP Librarian, Larkin Community College