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About the Education Division

The Education Division provides a forum for librarians and information professionals in the interdisciplinary field of education: 

  • to exchange and disseminate information and knowledge for the benefit of education-related information professionals and their organizations,
  • to enhance the skills of its members in management and retrieval of such information and knowledge,
  • to stimulate research in the field of education information services,
  • to support the efforts of library and information science educators 
  • to manage evolving educational technology,
  • to contribute to the development of materials, methods and services that impact education-related information professionals and their clientele, and
  • to cooperate with organizations that have similar or allied interests.
Dr. Olga Koz, Senior Research Support Librarian at Kennesaw State Library (Georgia), was the featured  presenter for the the Special Library Association and ACRL's EBSS Education Committee webinar on May 14. She shared her experiences of “A Collaborative Journey: Faculty-Librarian Team teaching the Capstone and Dissertation literature reviews​.”  When librarians and teaching professors work together ...
The April 9 free webinar hosted by the Special Library Association Education Division and ACRL's EBSS Education Committee featured Illinois Wesleyan University’s Information Literacy Librarian Chris Sweet, whol discussed the topic  “Fact or Fiction? Library Leadership of a Campus-Wide Intellectual Theme.”  Most librarians are familiar with One Book/One City or One Book/One Campus programs that bring ...
March 12's webinar, hosted by the Special Library Association Education Community and ACRL's EBSS Education Committee, featured the 2020 book   The Library's Guide to Graphic Novels (American Library Association). This edited volume focuses on the world of comics and their incorporation into academic libraries and their community. The webinar was presented by the following chapter contributors, ...
The Special Library Association Education Community and ACRL's EBSS Education Committee webinar on February 12 shared   An Inside Look at the ERIC Database,   presented by  Amy Dye-Reeves,  Associate Education & History Librarian at  Texas Tech Universit y Libraries Kelly Hangauer,  Education & Psychology Librarian at  University of Iowa Libraries Nancy O'Brien,  Head, ...

January DEDU Webinar

The January webinar hosted by the Special Library Association Education Division and ACRL's EBSS Education Committee featured Dr. Ladislava Khailova sharing the applicability of flipped classrooms for active learning. Dr. Khailova is the Director of Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies Library. Prior to her appointment at Georgetown, she was a Professor at Northern Illinois University ...

December DEDU Webinar

The December free webinar hosted by the Special Library Association Education Division featured Dr. Lesley Farmer, CSU Long Beach, who discussed her recent research on the impact of high school librarians and college freshmen's GPAs -- and connections with academic librarians. Her PPT is posted here: Transitioning_to_College.pptx
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November DEDU Webinar

The next free webinar hosted by the SLA Education Division will occur at 1:30pm EST on Nov. 13: It features Dr. John Ittelson, CSU Monterey Bay, who will be discussing visiting state parks virtually and incorporating them into curriculum Please register for DEDU Inside Byte's webinar at: After registering, you will receive ...
SLA's Education division offers a monthly free webinar the second Friday of each month 1:30pm-2:30pm Eastern time. Oct. 9:  Exploring Digital Literacies: Four Steps for Getting Started Whether you are looking to develop large-scale digital literacy programs or to incorporate digital literacies into your own teaching repertoire, getting started may feel overwhelming. In this webinar, we will ...
SLA's Education Division (DEDU)  held a free "Inside Bytes" webinar on August 14, 1:30 PM EDT. which discussed Escape rooms.   Breakout EDU is an immersive platform and toolkit that allows educators to create their own escape-room style games for the classroom.  The presenter will share how this game-based approach has been particularly useful for engaging students in "one-shot" instruction ...
International Research and Review, Journal of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars Announcing  Call for Journal Papers   ALL Scholars and researchers from across disciplines are invited to address issues in international education and studies. Papers are welcome on topics that can include, but are not limited to, our understanding of international studies, education, ...

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Education Libraries: peer-refereed publication

Education Libraries, is the flagship publication of the Special Library Association's Education Division. It is SLA’s only peer-refereed publication. 

The journal has been published continuously since its inaugural issue in Fall 1975. The journal’s mission has always been to contribute knowledge and understanding in the field of education and the role of education librarians. There is no other academic journal specifically devoted to the central issues in education librarianship

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.