About PSLA

The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) is an independent, incorporated professional organization, organized in 1972, for school library professionals who serve in the public and private schools of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and library educators from universities within the Commonwealth that offer bachelors and/or master degrees in school librarianship. The mission of the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association is to generates conversations and connections to transform teaching and learning.

PSLA provides school librarians with professional development opportunities and current information on school librarianship. Its members are advocates of high standards for librarianship and school library programs in the public, private, academic, and charter schools in Pennsylvania. PSLA cooperates with state and national organizations to improve all aspects of education, and supports the inherent right of the individual to have access to ideas and information.

The PSLA’s Mission

Pennsylvania School Librarians Association generates conversations and connections to transform teaching and learning.

The PSLA's Vision

The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association will:

  • promote inquiry-based learning for students to ethically and effectively navigate evolving information to successfully complete tasks vital to college, career, and life.
  • promote collaboration between school librarians and all other advocates of learning in our schools and communities.
  • promote the application of best practices in school librarianship.
  • promote the highest standards of professional integrity and service.
  • promote information literacy, the love of reading, and the commitment to lifelong learning.


PSLA is an affiliate of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).




Past PSLA Officers and Committee Chairs