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
Currently Inactive – Help revive this Chapter!
Cook & Chicago Suburbs
CTLA – Chicago Teacher-Librarians Association
Cook – Chicago – CPS

Due North
Lake County
FOX-E – Fox River Valley School Librarians-Elementary
Currently Inactive – Help revive this Chapter!
DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will
Chapter also includes public librarians

LAMB – Librarians Assigned to Multiple Buildings
coming soon
Open to All District Librarians State-Wide
LISS – Librarians in the South Suburbs
Suburbs South of Chicago

MILE – Mid Illinois Library Educators
Fulton, Knox, Logan, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, Woodford
OWLS – Olge, Whiteside, & Lee County School Librarians
Ogle, Whiteside, Lee

REAL – Retired Energetic Active Librarians
Open to All Retired Librarians State-Wide
SILT – Southern Illinois Librarians Together
St. Clair & Southern Illinois Counties

SLOWS – School Librarians of the Western Suburbs
Currently Inactive – Help revive this Chapter!
Cook, DuPage, Kane
SMSLN – Sangamon/Menard School Librarians Network
Currently Inactive – Help revive this Chapter!
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

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

Contact the Chapter Function Representative at with any questions

AISLE Chapter Events Calendar

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If you have any questions about AISLE Chapters, please email