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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.

November DEDU Webinar

The next free webinar hosted by the SLA Education will occur at 1:30pm EST on Nov. 13: Visiting state parks virtually and incorporating them into curriculum Please register for DEDU Inside Byte's webinar at: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Brought ...
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, ...
On July 10, the SLA Education Division's webinar featured three ibrarians from the University of Alaska, who shared their experiences creating  online self-help reference guides. During this pandemic environment, the uncertainty of in-person access to the library makes providing some kind of 24/7 help even more critical. In an ongoing project begun several years ago, librarians at the University ...

Online Learning Webinar

On  SLA Education Division's June 12 webinar, Professor Dr. Cynthia Sisteck-Chandler discussed her new book    Exploring Online Learning through Synchronous and Asynchronous Instructional Methods  (IGI Publishing, 2020). Her presentation slides are available at Dr. Cynthia Sistek-Chandler is a Professor of Education at National University who will ...

Podcasting Webinar

February's DEDU webinar featured Shannon Tabaldo and Brenda Angaro, who discussed their podcast site : how they started it, how they manage it, and its benefits. See their PPT here:
On January 10, 2020, Dr. Lesley Farmer (California State University Long Beach Library Program Coordinator) presented concepts and strategies for teaching and assessing visual literacy through comic arts. Her PPT is here: SLAVisualLiteracyComicArts.ppt
Special Libraries Association's Education Division free Inside Byte's webinar on December 13, 2019, featured Chris Wymer. He  is the associate system administrator for the San Joaquin Valley Library System, where he helps maintain the ILS, OPAC and related software. Previously, he was the librarian at the California Energy Commission, where he gained first-hand experience with the wealth of ...
November 2019's SLA Education division's webinar featured Dr. Kristen Schuster, a Lecturer in Digital Curation in the Department of Digital Humanities at King's College London. Her primary areas of research explore systems and standards for knowledge organization and metadata management, information and metaliteracy in diverse, multicultural contexts and gender issues in the library profession. These ...

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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.