Join an AISLE Chapter! Learn from and collaborate with peers, find professional support, best practices, and participate in professional development on subjects specific to school libraries.


AISLE Chapters

CASLN - Chicago Area School Library Network
Counties: Cook & Chicago Suburbs

CTLA - Chicago Teacher-Librarians Association
County: Cook - Chicago - CPS

Due North
County: Lake County

FOX-E - Fox River Valley School Librarians-Elementary
Website: coming soon
Counties: DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will
Chapter also includes public librarians

LISS - Librarians in the South Suburbs
Counties: Suburbs South of Chicago

MILE - Mid Illinois Library Educators
Counties: Fulton, Knox, Logan, Marshall, Mason, McLean,
Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, Woodford

OWLS - Olge, Whiteside, & Lee County School Librarians
Counties: Ogle, Whiteside, Lee

REAL - Retired Energetic Active Librarians
Counties: Open to All Retired Librarians State-Wide

SILT - Southern Illinois Librarians Together
Counties: St. Clair & Southern Illinois Counties

SLOWS - School Librarians of the Western Suburbs
Currently Inactive - Help revive this Chapter!
Counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane

SMSLN - Sangamon/Menard School Librarians Network
Counties: Menard, Sangamon



If you are interested in joining one of the Chapters, visit their webpage or connect by email to learn more.

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Benefits of AISLE Chapters

Connect with fellow librarians to share ideas and learn from one another.

Local Networking:
Local connections provide opportunities for discussions of best practices in school libraries and for action on local issues.

Professional Learning Opportunities:
AISLE Chapters host at least 2 Professional Development and 2 Social Events annually.

Advocacy & Support:
Join together with fellow librarians to strengthen advocacy efforts for certified school librarians and school libraries in your building, district, and state-wide.


Start an AISLE Chapter

If you work or live in a county not listed above and are interested in forming a new AISLE Chapter, please contact the Chapter Function Representative at or click HERE.



Chapter Requirements

  • Fill out the Chapter Application Form (contact
  • Minimum of 10 members and represent more than one school district
  • At least 50% of the members must be AISLE members or, in the case of a neighboring state, member of their home state school library association
  • Chapter leadership positions: Director, Secretary/Treasurer, PD Coordinator, and AISLE Board Representative
  • Submit a brief annual report in May to the Chapter Function Representative
  • Follow financial guidelines and social media best practices as outlined by AISLE

Contact the Chapter Function Representative at with any questions.


AISLE Benefits to Chapters

  • ZOOM software for virtual meeting options
  • Google accounts for communication
  • Chapter website for promotion
  • Shared AISLE calendar for event promotion
  • PDH available for Chapter professional development events
  • $100 budget for events, by request
  • Insurance for meetings



AISLE Chapter Events Calendar


Connect with AISLE Chapters on Social Media


If you have any questions about AISLE Chapters, please email

Date Modified: 01/12/2020